Church of the Good Shepherd, Nottingham

Church of the Good Shepherd, Nottingham

The church in 2008
52°59′35″N 1°08′11″W / 52.992982°N 1.136463°W / 52.992982; -1.136463Coordinates: 52°59′35″N 1°08′11″W / 52.992982°N 1.136463°W / 52.992982; -1.136463
Location Arnold, Nottingham
Country England
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website Official website
Status Church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II* listed.[1]
Designated 1998
Architect(s) Gerard Goalen
Style Art Deco
Groundbreaking 1963
Completed 1964
Number of spires 1
Materials Concrete; brick; wood
Parish Arnold
Diocese Nottingham
Province Westminster
Canon(s) Philip Ziomek
Assistant priest(s) Biju Joseph
Flower guild Good Shepherd Flower Group

The Church of the Good Shepherd is a Roman Catholic church located on Thackerays Lane in Woodthorpe, a suburban area of Arnold, Nottingham.[2] It is a Grade II* listed building.[1]


The church was opened on 23 July 1964; it celebrated its Golden Jubilee commemorating fifty years of service in 2014.[3] The architect was Gerard Goalen and the modern design won an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1966.[4] The dalle de verre stained glass is by Patrick Reyntiens.[5][1]

In 2012, the church was awarded £119,000[6] by English Heritage to resolve issues with concrete cancer and reinforcement decay which was eroding the fabric of the building.[7] The roof and concrete fascia replacement cost about £300,000 despite the English Heritage grant.


The church contains a pipe organ by J. W. Walker & Sons Ltd. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[8]


  1. 1 2 3 Historic England. "Roman Catholic Church Of The Good Shepherd (1376603)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  2. "Where?". Arnold Churches Together website. Arnold Churches Together. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  3. Ireland, Ben (22 April 2014). "50 events to mark 50 years at Notts church". Nottingham Post. Local World. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  4. A history of everyday things in England. Vol. 5 p. 29. Marjorie Quennell, Charles Henry Bourne Quennell, S. E. Ellacott. 1965
  5. Monckton, Linda; Smith, Pete (2009). Nottingham: The Creation of the City's Identity (PDF). English Heritage. p. 87. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  6. Heritage Lottery Fund Press release - 27 February 2012
  7. "£15m of lottery funding set aside for repairs to listed places of worship". Christian Publishing and Outreach (CPO) Central. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  8. "The National Pipe Organ Register (NPOR)". Retrieved 2014-02-22.
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