St. Peter’s Church, External Lighting

It’s been over a year since the commissioning took place for the external lighting at St. Peter’s Church in Wearmouth and here at Enlighten, we would like to remind you of the outcome.

St. Peter’s Church is one of the UK’s first stone churches, built by Benedict Biscop in the 7th century (674 AD). It boasts original Anglo-Saxon features and is considered one of the key factors in the development of early Christianity. Originally, Sunderland Council considered external lighting to support the Wearmouth/Jarrow World Heritage Site bid and from here, Enlighten took lead on design.

The main intention for the lighting, was to enhance the architecture and texture of the structure of this significant building. A contrast in colour temperature has been used to highlight the West Tower as a warmer colour here enhances this feature. Furthermore, a much cooler temperature on the remainder of the Church walls, creates a contrast.

Take a look at the photographs below to see the end result. To find out more about St. Peter’s or for inspiration on external lighting/church lighting, check out our in-depth case study  www.enlightendesign.co.uk/project/st-peters-wearmouth/.

 

Church Lighting, External Lighting

Church Lighting, External Lighting

Church Lighting, External Lighting

Church Lighting, External Lighting