time for something new

In August 1965 the architects were commissioned to undertake the design and construction of a new Cathedral, on a new site in Clifton. They immediately set up a dialogue with the church and its advisors to formulate a brief. The Second Council of the Vatican was meeting in Rome, Italy, discussing the renewal of the Church in its relationship to the world, and the Council's decree on liturgical worship helped to focus attention at Clifton on the role of the people, with the bishop and their priests in the celebration of the Eucharist.