Ampleforth Abbey Profile

Our favorite Dominican photographer of churches, Brother Lawrence Lew, O.P., has an excellent description of Giles Gilbert Scott's Ampleforth Abbey Church on the New Liturgical Movement. I'd like to think this is one of those few 20th century churches to which none but the most curmudgeonly predisposed partisans would object. This church isĀ ornate where it is fitting, minimal where appropriateĀ resulting in an interior effective and focused. St Bernard of Clairvaux would be proud.

Ampleforth Abbey church by Lawrence OP, on Flickr

Inside Ampleforth Abbey church by Lawrence OP, on Flickr