This series of eight photographs was taken by Fr
Michael Bell who was stationed at St Patrick's during
the time when the old church was being demolished and the
new church constructed.
In this photo to the right we see the Mortuary Chapel under
construction. The cast concrete arches are not yet in place
and the staircase upto the baptistry is only a temporary wooden
The photo is taken from the area which will eventually become
It is interesting to note that the white efflouresence which
has dogged the visual aspect of the brickwork on the interior
of the building is already visible, even during construction.
Click on each photo for a larger image.
For the story of the design and construction of St Patrick's
as one of the works of the modernist architecture firm of
Gillespie, Kidd and Coia