The Church of St Teresa of Lisieux was opened for worship on October 3rd, 1958. The architect was John Sutherland. The roofing of the church is in Westmoreland slates and the and the 101 foot spire soars majestically over the town of Dumfries.
The large Sanctuary area is ideal for the celebration of today’s liturgy, although the Church was opened in 1958, before the liturgical adaptations of the Second Vatican Council, it was a very simple task to bring it in line with today’s way of celebrating the Eucharist. The interior is centred, as is right, on the altar of Creetown granite. There is an immense figure of Christ in majesty on the Cross over looking the large sanctuary area. The Stations of the Cross, contained in a frieze of carved sycamore, and the life-sized figure of St Teresa are by Norman J. Forrest.The single window in the Baptistry, by William Wilson, shows Our Lord being baptised by St John the Baptist.
Sunday 11.30 am
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10.00 am
Open by arrangement
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