Williams and Winkley
The Church of St Margaret of Scotland is the first church by Austin Winkley, who studied under Robert Maguire at the Architectural Association and was a member of the New Churches Research Group, founded in 1957 to promote a modern idiom appropriate to the ideas of the Uturgical Movement. The meeting of the Second Vatican Council in 1962-5 saw the acceptance by the Roman Catholic Church of many of the movement’s ideas, which produced a radical rethinking of design, expressing ‘noble simplicity rather than sumptuous display’. This is an early and particularly well-made and well-detailed example of post-Vatican II planning.
Listed: Grade II