Sunday, January 4, 2015

A 50s Church

This was taken late Christmas Eve afternoon before the lights in the church were turned on and the crowds gathered for Mass. This is St Bernard De Clairvaux Roman Catholic Church and unlike most of the churches I have shown in the past it is not at least a hundred years old. The church was built in 1959 and is quite spartan compared to the older ones but the Christmas decorations and flowers give it a nice warm atmosphere.
Taking part in Inspired Sunday. Click HERE to see more religious buildings from around the world.

26 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

It looks very nice Pat.

Aimeecakes said...

What a dramatic feature on the wall... Great shot! Thanks for following my blog - It's funny - I think I've featured on Mums little corner of the interwebs enough for everyone to have a little bit of a feel for what I'm about :P

Michelle said...

Just beautiful.

Gosia k said...

in my opinin is simple but loooks wonderfully

Lowell said...

Very modern-looking but it conveys warmth and welcome. This is a nice interior photo!

TexWisGirl said...

i like it - i like the vertical lines on both sides of the altar area.

llandudnopictures said...

Great shot, all ready to welcome the flock!

Sharon Anck said...

This really does look like a 1950's design.

Revrunner said...

I recognize the style well.

cieldequimper said...

I don't like much of the 50s designs but I do very much like that little tree!

Birdman said...

Churches certainly seen to be moving towards simplicity more. I like that. The 'crystal cathedrals' seem so hollow and fake.

jennyfreckles said...

Somewhat reminds me of parts of Coventry Cathedral. similar vintage I think.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Doesn't look stark like some built around the same period.

James Wei said...

The two wings surrounding Jesus is something new to me. I have never seen these before. The colour and the use of the ornaments do give that striking funky feel too.

Laura. M said...

Simple and practical, I like.Pat.

William Kendall said...

I do like the look of it. The church where we attended when I was growing up dated back to the same period, and has always kept that simplicity.

bettyl-NZ said...

That's interesting to see the inside.

Stephanie said...

Nice looking interiors!

Tom said...

Such a modern crucifix. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Randy said...

Beautiful.

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

i always enjoy how churches use the poinsettias at this time of the year. so pretty and very festive. Happy New Year!! ( :

Jack said...

The church down the street from the house I grew up in was built around 1959, too. There are some nice features, but I like the old traditional church decor most. You could guess that, couldn't you?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

There are some very lovely features in this almost modern day church Pat. As long as the folk who use it are comfortable that's what matters the most oui!

EG CameraGirl said...

The colour does add to the otherwise plain interior.

VP said...

Quite modern for the 50s, still an interesting building and a nice church.

Cloudia said...

Solid.