Guest speaker at our AGM on 28 July at the Leinster Arms was architect Nigel Lewis, whose new design for the badly burnt St Joseph’s Church in Otter Street Collingwood will create a modern church complex while retaining and restoring historical associations. This is the culmination of a long battle to prevent the demolition of this much-loved church. Nigel discussed the history of the church complex, the interior renovations carried out prior to the fire and the battle to retain it. Then he showed the plans of the new design and how it will showcase various older details of the building while creating a functional worship space.