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Congregation Exhibition and Event

February 2020

Exhibition: 22.02.20 - 07.03.20 

One day event: 29.02.20, 11am - 5pm

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene’s, Rowington Close, London, W2 5TF

Opening Hours:

Monday-Saturday 10am–5pm

Sunday 11am-3pm

Staged in the newly refurbished undercroft of one of London’s greatest nineteenth century churches, this exhibition will address the changing nature of sacred architecture in Britain through the presentation of 23 buildings designed in the past decade.

Congregation presents examples of how faith groups, faced with unsupportable maintenance costs of their existing buildings, have developed new models of survival through the integration of secular spaces.

The selected projects capture a visible statement of Britain’s developing multi-culturalism, and explore how attitudes towards questions of tradition, reform, integration and ornamentation are expressed in a new generation of religious buildings. Find out more

To coincide with the exhibition of the same name staged in St Mary Magdalene Paddington's undercroft there will be a day of talks and discussions addressing the way Britain's faith spaces are being transformed by new social and economic pressures. Speakers will include the philosopher Alain de Botton, Architects Simon Henley, Shahed Saleem, Rox Barr and Partick Lynch and a number of the clients for the buildings featured in the exhibition.  Find out more