Webpage created: February 27, 2021
Webpage updated: February 27, 2021
HALL-CHURCH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Church of The Holy Spirit is located in Clittaford Road, Southway, Plymouth.
As the Church is designed to be used by any denominations, Anglican or Nonconformist, and as a pubic hall, it is classified as a hall-church.
It is a plain building capable of seating 250 people and was designed by Mr D McDonald, staff architect with Messrs D Ward & Son. It was constructed by Messrs A N Coles (Contractors) Ltd, with some assistance from volunteer workers. The cost was over Ł15,000, most of the funding coming from the trustees of the Kelly College Mission at Devonport following the closure of that Mission. It has a short spire, just 20 feet tall, which was originally sheathed in copper.
Doctor Norman H Clarke, the Bishop of Plymouth, performed the dedication on Saturday June 4th 1960. The service was conducted by the vicar of Saint Mary's, Tamerton Foliot, the Reverend Michael Fermer, in whose parish the Church stood. Also present were the Reverend A Revel, of Crownhill Methodist Chapel, and the Reverend J D Pickering, of Derriford Congregational Chapel. A recorded peal of bells was rung to proclaim the dedication.
The parish was formed in 1971 from Saint Mary's, Tamerton Foliot.
The Church was extended in 1985 when two stained glass windows by Father Charles Norris of Buckfast Abbey were installed.