The Building

Carrs Lane Church Centre, as it was originally called, completed in 1970, was designed by Messrs Denys Hinton and Partners, in the Modernist style of church architecture of that time. It received a Civic Trust Award in 1972. Built of engineering bricks to reflect the industrial city, the austere but dramatic exterior hides a welcoming and comfortable interior.

The building is on three floors, two of which are accessible at ground level due to the sloping site. It contains the octagonal Church Room, standing on the corner of Carrs Lane and Moor Street, various meeting rooms and conference rooms for hire, along side offices for the Church and the Conference Centre. There is also a bookshop, and offices let to a number of independent organisations, with an emphasis on serving the community.

The landmark Carrs Lane Cross by the main entrance, over-looking Moor Street Queensway, is the largest free-standing Cross in the country. It is made of Cor-Ten steel (like The Angel of the North), which over the years has formed a black coating, preventing further rusting.