Religious Buildings

Religious Buildings

LD&T is involved in the re-lighting of many religious buildings. These have ranged from small parish churches to large central churches with visitor shops and facilities for civic events. We even carried out the survey and scoping study for the relighting of York Minster. The buildings have ranged from ancient to modern; sophisticated to simple; traditional to unconventional. In each case we have provided lighting and control appropriate for the space and various uses it is put to.

St John, Cirencester

This very large central parish church hosts many events alongside its regular services and has high tourist numbers during the day so the lighting and its control system needed to be very flexible. The first phase scheme lit three big chapels and the chancel as well as the pulpit and font areas. Phase 2 will lighting the main nave and side aisles.

Holy Rood, Swindon

This large modern church had new chandeliers designed created to replace old inefficient ones as well as new adjustable spotlights positioned in clusters to light the main space as well as side chapels. All the lights used dimmable LED lamps for constant colour quality at all dimming levels.

St John the Evangelist, Bath

This prominent central church in Bath has had the first phase of its new lighting installed. Space has been allowed on tracks and in the capacity of the dimming system to add additional LED spot and floodlights in the future as changing needs require them.

Friary Church, Clevedon

This large bright church had new lighting and controls designed to enhance its new decoration scheme. The newly redecorated ceiling is picked out with soft uplighting. All elements of the lighting are separately adjustable via the central control system to provide the ideal balance of light at all times of the day.

St Mary, Bath

This lovely parish church has a series of large paintings down one side of the nave that needed separate lighting to ensure they were visible in various lighting levels during the day and evening. Movement detectors ensure that access lighting comes on when needed during all times of the day when visitors or lay parishioners come into the church.

Other recent and current projects:

St Michael’s, Somerton
St Katherine’s, Holt
St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol
St Lawrence, Sandhurst
Holy Cross, Mark
All Saints, Wraxall