St George the Martyr Shirley

Light Perceptions

Built: C20th by J L Denman
Listed: Not Listed
Project Type: Interior Relighting Project
Project cost: circa £66,000 ex VAT and fees
Completed: March 2014
Case Study No: 3390

St George’s Church, surprisingly unlisted, was built to meet the spiritual needs of the local community in this suburb of Croydon which expanded greatly in the middle of the twentieth Century.

The church is open and inviting with elaborate vaulting for a building of the period. The original lighting in the church was from a series of wooden pendants hanging in the nave but provided a poor level of illumination.

Light Perceptions designed additional pendants in the same style as the originals, but in different sizes to suit new locations in the choir gallery and porch entrances, to improve and extend the general light. All of the pendants now use dimmable LED light sources to provide flexibility for concerts and other events. New spotlighting provides accent lighting for the key liturgical features.

In the Lady Chapel fluorescent cove lighting has been upgraded and much improved by new LED technology.

Posted On: September 26, 2016