An absolutely different and distinctive character.
– George Edmund Street
We must go to such towns as Bristol, York, and Norwich.
I think our failure in the production of good town churches of distinctive character must have struck you often, as it has me, when contrasted with our comparative success in country churches.
As of essential importance in town churches which are not at all equally necessary in the country.
It is most necessary to avoid rusticity in any way, whether in material, design, or execution.
The fault seems to me to have been that men have taken ancient country churches as their models and have failed to discover that between them and churches in towns there ought to be a most distinct and marked difference.