The building is to the design of Henry Edmund Goodridge, a Bath architect perhaps best known for the extraordinary Beckford Tower on Lansdown (1826), but also responsible for the Corridor (1825), Cleveland Bridge (1827) and a number of other early Gothick churches in the area. (Gothick, with the extra k, is the correct spelling for this style of building). In "The Buildings of England" (Penguin 1958) Nikolaus Pevsner says the church is remarkable and has a fantastic exterior. To be fair, though, Pevsner also groups this building with contemporary excrescences. The 2011 edition by Andrew Foyle is kinder - he calls it an amazing conception and says the inspiration is King's College Chapel, Cambridge, no less.
The church was made redundant in 1995. The south steeple and the roof required urgent attention, and English Heritage generously grant-aided the repairs. The conversion required little more than the installation of services and the screens to partition off rooms within the side aisles.