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IS THE BUILDING STUDY OF A CHURCH STILL RELEVANT?

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LETTERS

Journalism, by definition writing for a day? Alan Powers' building study of St Edmundsbury Cathedral (AJ 08.09.05) provides a wonderful example of fiddling while Rome burns.

Is the project an anachronism? Perhaps it is not in the small world of architectural criticism, with its concerns of whether or not structural purity is an issue in a Post-Modern era of stylistic pluralism. Perhaps it is not if loadbearing stonework is now cost-effective with concrete frame.

But surely it is an anachronism to think that there is a congregation for this building. We believe that there are international events that, incidentally, journalists helped initiate nearly 20 years ago, that are well on the way to establishing that Western culture, unfortunately, is based on a 2,000-year-old lie.

Why not take account of this when assessing a church commission in 2005?

Clare Lasbrey & Ian Robertson, via email

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