What is the current utilization for this building?
Your first impulse was to declare it a church, am I right? (If it wasn't, I'd love to hear the alternatives). I am sure you have guessed by now that this is a trick question. So I'll go ahead with the correct answer...
Yes, this former house of worship is now a student nightclub called Halo. Is the name appropriate, ironic, or a bizarre combination of the two? I can't decide. I never went to Halo, but I always wanted to get a glimpse of its interior. Growing up in the Southwestern United States, the concept of a church building being employed for anything other than religious services is a strange one for me. I suppose it shouldn't be, because the churches I grew up attending featured, in addition to the traditional chapel, gyms for the odd game of basketball or volleyball. Go figure.
One sleepless night I watched a documentary in which a couple were renovating a Victorian church located on its own tiny island in Bristol into a three-bedroom home. By the show's conclusion I could see how they had transformed it into a cosy, habitable space. Yet I still have a difficult time imagining cooking my lunch beneath stained-glass windows or having a cemetery for a yard/garden. Could you ever see yourself living in a church?