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Architecture: the church building

In 1884 the Rev P F Elkins of St Barnabas Cathedral was given charge of a new mission in Long Eaton. A site was acquired in Sawley Road (now Tamworth Road) and a prefabricated church made of corrugated iron was put up at a cost of £130 (equivalent to about £15,000 in today's money). It had seats for 76 worshippers.

A presbytery was built in 1923, and on 13 June 1929 the foundation stone was laid for the present church, which was completed in the spring of 1930. 

There are presently seats for 168 people (and so we need to have two Masses, because, on average, more than two hundred people attend Holy Mass each weekend).

You can read more about the church building and the additions and improvements made since 1930 by visiting this page on the Taking Stock website.