The Church of Emmanuel, Cairn
Drive, Bentley was Grade II listed on 10th March, 2016.
It was designed by Richard Twentyman of
Lavender, Twentyman and Percy, and built in 1954 to 1956
by Henry Willcock and Company Limited. It consists of
the church itself, the church hall, a vestry, a side
chapel and vicarage on the hill top where Bentley Hall
once stood. It was built as a memorial to Alfred Ernest
Owen of Rubery Owen.
The church, the church hall, the vestry,
the western terrace and flight of steps are all included
in the listing for the following reasons:
1. The architectural quality.
is excellent an example of the later work of the noted 20th century church
architect Richard Twentyman.
2. The design is well fitted
to the top of the hill and blends-in with the
surrounding landscape. It also makes its presence felt
throughout much of Bentley.
3. The careful detailing of
fittings which were designed by the architect.
4. There have been few
alterations and losses. The church retains much its