The church was built in the grounds of the old church in 1981, and boasts a modern octagonal design. It sits close to the centre of the historic market town of Knutsford, and adjacent to Tatton Park. It serves a wide area of the local Roman Catholic community, and is a regular place of worship.
Twenty years after the original build, the Apse was constructed, incorporating a beautiful Harry Clarke stained-glass window.
The design of the church allows the congregation to feel close to the centre of the celebrations, with unobstructed views of the altar and lectern.
The altar with matching ambo (a raised platform in an early Christian church) is the focal point within the Church and is of a simple, yet elegant marble construction.
These Harry Clarke windows had been in a Convent Chapel in Dublin for 25 years. After removal they were stored for for safe-keeping in County Kildare for a further 20 years before being installed as the focal point of the apse in St Vincent’s in 2001. They depict the Crucifixion and the figures of Our Lady and St John the Evangelist.
Click here to read the essay by Peter Pozzoni, the architect, on the design and installation of these beautiful windows.
The Tabernacle has its own dedicated space at the front of the Church for reservation of the Blessed Sacrament and private prayer