Posts Tagged ‘church design’

Chch bishop: Modernist church designs haven’t helped liturgy Comments 9

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Generally, modernist styles of church design have not served the liturgy well, the Bishop of Christchurch has written in a new document. Bishop Barry Jones has issued “The House of God”, to inform and guide Christchurch diocese in the task of building churches. Aimed at parishes wanting to build or repair and strengthen a church Read more

Church design for awards, not worship, criticised Comments 0

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Modern Catholic church design aimed at winning awards rather than for the worship of God has been criticised by Vatican officials. “The lack of integration between the architect and the faith community has at times been negative,” said Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture. “Sometimes it goes wrong.” And Antonio Read more