A new build Roman Catholic church, designed by Naru and Ross and which will benefit the parish of St Therese of Lisieux, Ingleby Barwick in Stockton on Tees, has been completed.
The 250-seater church includes a bright area for worship and space for parish celebrations, plus areas for meetings and children's liturgy.
The brick, stone and slate design incorporates a large number of windows, providing a light-filled interior. Stained glass panels, created by acclaimed artist Alfred Fisher MBE, who has designed windows for Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, are also featured.
The panels, which date from the 1960s, were reclaimed from the site of St John of Gods Chapel during the hotel and golf course development project at Rockliffe Hall near Darlington. Having used some of the panels as a backdrop to the hotel spa, the remaining panels were donated to the Diocese of Middlesbrough to be incorporated into the new church.
The church will host an ‘official’ opening ceremony, where the Bishop of Middlesbrough will dedicate the church to St Therese of Lisieux, later in the year.