Chloe Witherden, Space


Built in 1883, the traditional Church of England building frames the modern adaptations made by King’s Church since purchasing the building from the Church of England in 2017. The series depicts how a traditional church building is occupied by a modern church community, through focusing on areas in which tradition and modernity sit together. Staging, lighting rigs and large screens reflect a concert set up installed around the original altar, while the pews have been removed and replaced with blue fold away chairs. Photographed outside service times, the congregation is absent, however the presence of those who worship here today and in the past can be seen through the objects and decoration. Creating a visual documentation of how a traditional religious space has been repurposed for contemporary Christian practices.