View of the altar with pews
View of a cross
View of the altar
View of the ceiling
view of church from a hight point ,inside

St Alban’s Catholic Church, Derby

The St Albans design is an adaptation of a traditional long Nave Church plan, where the rearmost seating was a remote twenty five rows from the Sanctuary.

The triple-arch form of the Nave presented a unique opportunity to transform the plan of the Nave into a cruciform, with a High Altar placing that is no further than seven rows distant from the rearmost seat.

The original Sanctuary is reformed into a separate Weekday and Reconciliation Chapel. An arched illuminated ceiling coffer emphasises, architecturally, the reorientation of the ceremony of the Liturgy.

The scheme included a new house for the Parish Priest, and an adaptable Parish Centre, approachable from the Church. The lodge itself had served as a private residence, company headquarters and latterly a hotel.