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Location address: United Kingdom, Nottingham
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St Barnabas, Inham Nook, stands at the top of Inham Road, at the western end of the parish of Chilwell. It was opened in 1957 as a daughter church of Christ Church, Chilwell, to serve a new housing estate, Inham Nook, built after the Second World War II. The building on the site today was originally intended as a church hall, with a large open space left adjoining Inham Road for the church. It became clear that funding would not be available for a new church, and at various times in the past fifty years the building has been modified to provide suitable church and community facilities. A major extension completed in 1999 has converted the building into a main hallway, used as a church and, during the week, community area (with shutters to close off the sanctuary), and rooms, a kitchen and modern toilet facilities to provide space for additional church and community activities.
St. Barnabas’ Church, Lenton Abbey was designed by the architect Thomas Cecil Howitt. At the start of construction, a box containing coins, copies of the plans and Nottingham newspapers of the day were placed under the foundation stone. It was consecrated by Rt. Revd. Henry Mosley the Bishop of Southwell on 25 July 1938. Initially it was a chapel of ease to Holy Trinity Church, Lenton, but on 25 July 1955 it became a parish in its own right.