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Church of the Good Shepherd, Nottingham
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The church in 2008
52°59′35″N 1°08′11″W / 52.992982°N 1.136463°W / 52.992982; -1.136463
Location Arnold, Nottingham
Country England
Denomination Roman Catholic
Status Church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II* listed.
Designated 1998
Architect(s) Gerard Goalen
Style Art Deco
Groundbreaking 1963
Completed 1964
Number of spires 1
Materials Concrete; brick; wood
Parish Arnold
Diocese Nottingham
Province Westminster

The Church of the Good Shepherd is a Roman Catholic church located on Thackerays Lane in Woodthorpe, a suburban area of Arnold, Nottingham. It is a Grade II* listed building.


The church was opened on 23 July 1964; it celebrated its Golden Jubilee commemorating fifty years of service in 2014. The architect was Gerard Goalen and the modern design won an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1966. The dalle de verre stained glass is by Patrick Reyntiens.

In 2012, the church was awarded £119,000 by English Heritage to resolve issues with concrete cancer and reinforcement decay which was eroding the fabric of the building. The roof and concrete fascia replacement cost about £300,000 despite the English Heritage grant.


The church contains a pipe organ by J. W. Walker & Sons Ltd. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.

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