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Holy Angels Catholic Church

Holy Angels Catholic Church

Basehor, Kansas


Master plan yields church with atmosphere of grandeur, quiet worship


More than six master plan options were prepared and explored by Parishioners of Holy Angels Catholic Church before a preferred plan was selected and presented to the parish for approval. Upon successful completion of a capital campaign, SFS finalized design for phase 1, a 17,000 square foot church and narthex. Holding 800 people for worship, the 65-foot wood ceiling and heavy timber framing creates a sense of grandeur when entering the space. This large volume is filled with indirect natural light that radiates from nine skylights above. The church is organized by a strong sense of procession, with lighting adjusting from bright at the entry to dim just as parishioners enter the worship space, creating an immediate focus on the natural light filled sanctuary. This design facilitates the spiritual transition from outside distractions to quiet worship.