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St Andrew, Sheringham
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Sheringham is home to a very important early 20th century church, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's Catholic church of Our Lady and St Joseph. It sits on the top road to Cromer, and almost directly opposite is this fine, distinctive Methodist church, dedicated to St Andrew. It was built in 1968 to the design of Wally Thompson, a Methodist architect who was also responsible for Trinity Methodist at Lowestoft in Suffolk where he was a member of the congregation.
The main feature, of course, is that great campanile tower, familiar from other churches and schools of the period. I assume that it was intended for a bell, although it now appears to be empty. It doesn't detract from the fine, bold south end of the buliding, which rises like the prow of a boat, tall central lights flanked by walls of shingle.
Simon Knott, July 2006
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