Delighted to see another distinctive church by Adrian Gilbert Scott added to the Statutory List: St Joseph’s RC Church, Moreton Rd, Wirral (1953-4) – only his second post-war church listed to date, the Society understands! Principal reasons for designation given by English Heritage are: * Architectural quality: a striking and bold stripped Perpendicular Gothic exterior employing a blend of modern and traditional influences, and using high quality materials, including buff brickwork, sparse ashlar ornamentation and a Lombardic tile roof. * Architect: designed by the notable architect, Adrian Gilbert Scott who trained under Temple Moore and specialised in ecclesiastical commissions for the Roman Catholic Church. * Intactness: survives little altered and retains the majority of original features. * Interior quality: the interior contains good quality fixtures and fittings, and has an impressive simplicity of design that incorporates Gilbert Scott’s characteristic camel-vaulted arches and tall dado of Blue Horton stone contrasting with pale plastered walls above.