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The church of St Paul, Waterloo

StPaul Waterloo Cosse3

StPaul Waterloo Cosse3

Manplan 5, Religion Part V: Church Design 

The church of St Paul, Waterloo, Belgium (architect Jean Cosse) is on almost every count typical of the current movement in church building: modest in expression, clear and sensible in plan. A large foyer ensures that the congregation can stop and talk under cover. An ‘operational space’ where the lectern is, between the entrance and the sanctuary, allows the congregation to participate. In so small a church as this it does not matter that part of the congregation is behind the reader’s back.

StPaul Waterloo Cosse2

StPaul Waterloo Cosse2

StPaul Waterloo Cosse

StPaul Waterloo Cosse