Beswick Church & Community Centre

New ecclesiastical facility as part of the New East Manchester regeneration programme.

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The 200 capacity church replaces the Church of the Resurrection in Beswick and St Jerome's Church in Ardwick with a £1.1m, 550m2 (6,000ft2) brick building with glass frontage

The facility also also contains community facilities including a café and events space, with the church at the heart of the building.  

A ground breaking ceremony took place which included the ancient tradition of 'cairn' building using pebbles.  Those who attended were encouraged to place a pebble and build a conical pile, each pebble representing a hope or prayer for the community in east Manchester.  The pebbles were then buried in the foundations of the new church.

Client United Benefice of the Good Shepherd & St Barnabus
Location Manchester
Duration 51 Weeks
Completion October 2010
Value £1.1 million