Across England during the twentieth century, an escalation of building development saw the construction of new places of worship, in a style befitting the era they were created. From the mid-century onwards brutalistic architectural designs were being put into practice – a style which divided popular opinion.
As a result of decreasing attendances and the subsequent lack of funding, these modern churches have become some of the most vulnerable buildings in the country, which has and will result in radical redevelopment or demolition.
Twentieth Century Modern: Places of Worship presents the broad diversity and common themes across the architecture commissioned by various denominations particularly throughout the second half of the twentieth century. The collection provides a photographic record of some of these buildings before they are altered or lost forever.