19th- and 20th-Century Roman Catholic Churches

    SubTitle

    Introductions to Heritage Assets
    19th- and 20th-Century Roman Catholic Churches large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        29 Sep 2017
        10718373
        10718373

        Main Summary

          For over two hundred years after the Act of Uniformity (1559) outward observance of the Roman Catholic faith was illegal in England. The building of public places of worship did not resume until the end of the 18th century, gathering pace after Catholic Emancipation (1829) and the restoration of the hierarchy (1850).

          The 20th century saw accelerated expansion. This is therefore a relatively modern building stock, with approximately two thirds of more than 3,000 churches dating from the 20th century, and from the 1950s and 1960s in particular. Although there are stylistic crossovers with Anglican and, to a lesser extent, Nonconformist church design, Catholic churches have a distinct character, driven in large part by liturgical function. The building type has evolved over the years to meet changing liturgical and other needs.

          Today, a decline in the number of priests and demographic and pastoral change means that many Catholic churches face an uncertain future.

          This introduction to Heritage Assets concerns public places of parish worship. It does not consider private or institutional chapels, or those attached to convents and monasteries.


          Additional Information

          Author

          Andrew Derrick

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          297mm

          Number of Illustrations

          18

          Number of Pages

          24

          ISBN

          9781848024984

          Contents

            Introduction
            Historical background
            Chronology and development of the building type
            Associations
            Change and the future
            Further reading
            Acknowledgements

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