Saint Henry Church, Averill Park, NY

After exploring a variety of options for expanding this hundred-year-old church, it became apparent that the only solution that would provide the desired quality of worship space was the construction of a new church on the same site. The new building will include a Worship Space for 600, expandable to 800, as well as gathering space and multi-use rooms. Seating in the Worship Space will be almost completely in the round. The former Worship Space will be converted into classrooms, meeting rooms and offices.

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A ceremonial path between the old church (left) and the new church (right) maintains a connection with the 100-year history of the current church, which will be converted to classrooms.

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The seating is not only horseshoe shaped but bowl shaped to allow maximum visibility of the liturgical action and other worshipers.

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The ever-increasing space between the north and south roofs provides north light to bring natural light into the worship space, increasing as it approaches the Blessed Sacrament chapel.

 

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