St John’s Church was destroyed by fire nearly three years ago. DCA’s design for the new church builds on the character of the parishioners and incorporates core values:
- The identity of the building is not created by the symbols that are applied to it, rather by the functions, and most importantly, by the people that use the building.
- The design’s response and engagement with the street frontage allow a residential scale that is open and transparent – allowing public connection with the church community.
- Simple red brick veneer links to what was on the previous church, leveraging the history of the site and also offering a humble residential type material to create familiarity and comfort.
Ultimately St John’s Church is different from some churches in that it will be a humble structure to remove barriers and encourage exploration and engagement with Christianity.