- Feb 1960-Jan 1972 (Creation)
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The Church, Hall & Presbytery of the Sacred Heart stand on an enclosed south facing slope in the Kildrum district of Cumbernauld.
The main entrance to the complex si from the pedestrian way running along the south side of the Church to Catholic School square & on to the service road to the Kildrum 14 site. The gradient on the site was utilized to articulate the Church/Presbytery relationship.
The Lady Chapel & Baptistry were placed along the West side of the Church and are linked directly to the Church by the Narthex & Sacristies to form an intimate courtyard over the entrance to the Church Hall. Entrance to the Narthex from the lower level is gained by an imposing staircase undwer which the switch gear is housed.
Natural light to the Narthex, Lady Chapel and Sacristies is provided by floor to ceiling glass and timber screen of random pattern, while natural lighting in the Church is provided by a cluster of projecting roof lights forming part of the impressive ceiling design. One of the most interesting features are the 14 stations of the cross which have been specially degisnge to read as a series of perforations of coloured glass internally, while externally, the deeply channelled window recesses exploit the full quality of the structure.
The wall structure consists of steel columns swathed in brickwork rendered white, while a timber boarded ceiling is suspended from the roof trusses. Altars & font are of granite and the seating is in the form of long mahogony benches.
The Presbytery, which is of rendered brickwork construction with concrete floors & a flat roof, provides accommodation for the parish priest and 2 curates with all necessary ancillaries. In addtion, there is a church hall with stage, kitchen, dressing room, 2 call rooms, a guest room, 2 servants' rooms & 2 sacristies, the latter being linked directly to the Sanctuary in the form of a bridge, while the roof of the Lady Chapel & Sacristies has been designed as a roof garden.