St Andrew’s Catholic Church building is located on the site of the existing St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School in Clarkson, and is available for use by the School and the local community. A fan shaped plan was utilised to bring the congregation as close as possible to the sanctuary and provide a soft, intimate space. The design allows even natural light within the sanctuary, without direct glare or silhouetting, with the provision of sidelights behind layered shell walls and roof lights above.
Designed to appear welcoming and open, the Church symbolises a beacon of hope in the community, which is beautiful, functional and fits into its West Australian environment.
Other churches recently completed by Parry and Rosenthal Architects include All Hallows Church in Boulder, St Thomas Moore Catholic Church in Bateman and Kwinana Church of Christ.