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Year 927 was a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. May 27 – Simeon I, emperor of the Bulgarian Empire, dies of heart failure in his palace at Preslav after a 34-year reign, he is survived by four sons and succeeded by his second son Peter I, who signs a peace treaty with the Byzantine Empire. The peace is confirmed by Peter's marrying Maria Lekapene; the treaty restores the borders to those established by several treaties. July 12 – King Æthelstan of Wessex claims his kingdom and receives the submission of High-Reeve Ealdred I of Bamburgh and also of Owain ap Dyfnwal, King of Strathclyde, at Eamont Bridge, he unifies the various small kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy, creating the Kingdom of England, secures a pledge from King Constantine II of Scotland, that he will not ally with the Viking kings. This summer Kings Hywel Dda of Deheubarth and Owain of Glywysing and Gwent submit to the overlordship of Æthelstan at Hereford; the borders between England and Wales are set at the River Wye.

Summer – The Hungarians fight in Rome, helping Margrave Peter against Pope John X. They go to southern Italy, conquer the cities of Taranto and Oria. August 15 – The Saracens led by the Slavic Sabir, in conjunction with the Fatimids from Sicily and destroy Taranto, they enslave much of the population. Hubaekje, one of the Later Three Kingdoms of Korea, sacks the Silla capital at Gyeongju. King Gyeongae commits Gyeongsun is placed on the throne by the Hubaekje king Gyeon Hwon; the Bulgarian Orthodox Church is recognised by the Patriarchate of Constantinople. September 14 – Cele Dabhaill mac Scannal, Irish preacher and abbot, dies on his pilgrimage at Rome. March 21 – Taizu, emperor of the Song Dynasty Amlaíb Cuarán, Viking king of Scandinavian York Choe Seungno, Korean politician and poet Fantinus, Italian hermit and abbot Fujiwara no Anshi, empress consort of Japan January 13 – Berno of Cluny, Frankish monk and abbot January 14 – Wang Yanhan, king of Min May 27 – Simeon I, emperor of the Bulgarian Empire August 24 Doulu Ge, chancellor of Later Tang Wei Shuo, chancellor of Later Tang September 14 – Cele Dabhaill mac Scannal, Irish abbot November 7 – Zhu Shouyin, general of Later Tang November 20 – Xu Wen and regent of Wu Abdallah ibn Muhammad, Abbasid vizier Gyeongae, king of Silla Ha-Mim, Moroccan prophet and messenger of Islam Ibn al-Dahhak, Kurdish chieftain Miró II, count of Cerdanya and Besalú Ren Huan and chancellor of Later Tang Shin Sung-gyeom, Korean general Sigtrygg Cáech, Viking king of Scandinavian York Zhang Ge, politician and chancellor of Former Shu

Seattle Redhawks

The Seattle Redhawks are the intercollegiate varsity athletic teams of Seattle University of Seattle, Washington. They compete in the NCAA's Division I as a member institution of the Western Athletic Conference. Between 1950 and 1971, Seattle competed as a NCAA Division I independent joined the West Coast Athletic Conference in 1971; the Chieftains gained national attention in early 1952 when the basketball team defeated the Harlem Globetrotters. Seattle was led by the O'Brien twins and Johnny, of South Amboy, New Jersey; the 5 ft 9 in twins led Seattle to the NIT in Madison Square Garden in 1952, onto its first NCAA Tournament berth in 1953. The O'Briens were selected in the 1953 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Hawks but were standouts in baseball. Upon graduation and Johnny opted for the diamond and played together in the major leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1953 to 1958. Eddie was the baseball coach and athletic director at SU. Seattle has eight wins in eleven NCAA basketball tournament appearances.

Seattle was led by consensus All-American and future NBA Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor of Washington, D. C., named most outstanding player of the tournament. In the semifinal on Friday night against tournament favorite Kansas State, he scored 23 points and grabbed 22 rebounds as Seattle won by 22 points in an upset rout, 73–51. In the final the next night, John Castellani's Chieftains led by three points at the half, but Baylor soon picked up his fourth personal foul, which limited his effectiveness in the second half and Adolph Rupp's Wildcats won by a dozen, 84–72. During a period in the 1960s, Seattle led the nation with the number of active players in the NBA. Notable basketball alums include Eddie Miles, Tom Workman, Rod Derline, Clint Richardson, who won an NBA title with the Philadelphia 76ers in 1983. Tennis player Tom Gorman led SU before leading the USA Davis Cup teams in the 1970s. Janet Hopps and Pat Lesser were trailblazers in the advancement of women's sports in the 1950s competing nationally as a part of the men's teams.

Seattle native Ruth Jessen was a top LPGA tour player in the 1960s. In 1953, Patricia Lesser won the women's individual intercollegiate golf championship. In March 1980, due to a recession that crippled the region, the administration contemplated dropping intercollegiate athletics. Two months SU voluntarily downgraded its athletic program from NCAA Division I to the small college NAIA, the Chieftains competed at this level for the next 21 years. Under the leadership of university president Stephen Sundborg, SJ, Seattle changed its nickname from Chieftains to Redhawks in January 2000. Seattle rejoined the NCAA in 2001 and competed in Division III for a year in Division II from 2002 to 2009. For the 2009–10 academic year, Seattle's varsity teams played full schedules against Division I opponents. Although it was a Division I independent, the university had hoped to rejoin the West Coast Conference, since all nine current members were private, religiously affiliated institutions. Seattle explored membership in the Big Sky Conference, although all of its members played FCS football.

Seattle once again became eligible for Division I NCAA Championships beginning in 2012–13, is a full Division I-AAA member in all 20 sports. During the 2010–14 NCAA conference realignment, the Western Athletic Conference saw a large number of their members leave. From 2011 to 2013, twelve schools left the WAC. In June 2011, the WAC invited Seattle to join as a full member beginning July 2012. Seattle accepted soon after for all of the sports it sponsors at the varsity level except rowing, which the WAC does not sponsor and men's swimming and diving, which the WAC did not sponsor at the time. Men's swimming and diving was added as a WAC-sponsored sport in 2013; the conference dropped football after the 2012 season and in the summer of 2013, only three members from the prior year remained in the conference. The WAC added six new members in 2013, when Idaho returned to the Big Sky in 2014, Seattle became the second-longest tenured WAC school after just three seasons in the league. Since joining the conference, the Redhawks have claimed five team titles and three individual titles, have had four student-athletes named player of the year.

Stephanie Verdoia, women's soccer forward, was named two-time WAC Player of the Year, two time Academic All-American and was named an All-American and the Academic All-American of the Year for women's soccer in 2014. Verdoia received the Senior CLASS Award as the sport's top scholar-athlete nationally and was the named the 2015 Seattle Sports Commission Female Sports Star of the Year. In 2018, Seattle University's board of trustees renamed the Connolly Complex to the Redhawk Center due to Archbishop Thomas Connolly's failure to act on a known pedophile priest. Seattle University sponsors teams in nine men's and eleven women's NCAA sanctioned sports: The women's rowing team competes as an independent. Baseball Regular Season: 2016Men's Golf Regular Season: 2017Men's Soc

Hyder Ali

Hyder Ali, Haidarālī was the Sultan and de facto ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore in southern India. Born as Sayyid wal Sharif Hyder Ali Khan, he distinguished himself militarily drawing the attention of Mysore's rulers. Rising to the post of Dalavayi to Krishnaraja Wodeyar II, he came to dominate the titular monarch and the Mysore government, he became the de facto ruler of Mysore as Sarvadhikari by 1761. He offered strong resistance against the military advances of the British East India Company during the First and Second Anglo–Mysore Wars, he was the innovator of military use of the iron-cased Mysorean rockets, he significantly developed Mysore's economy. Though illiterate, Hyder Ali earned an important place in the history of southern India for his administrative acumen and military skills, he concluded an alliance with the French against the British and used the services of French workmen in raising his artillery and arsenal. His rule of Mysore was characterised by frequent warfare with his neighbours and rebellion within his territories.

This was not unusual for the time as much of the Indian subcontinent was in turmoil. He left his eldest son, Tipu Sultan, an extensive kingdom bordered by the Krishna River in the north, the Eastern Ghats in the east and the Arabian Sea in the west; the exact date of Hyder Ali's birth is not known with certainty. Various historical sources provide dates ranging between 1722 for his birth. There are some variations in reports of his ancestry. According to some accounts, his grandfather was descended from a line tracing their lineage back to Baghdad, while another traces his lineage instead to the area of present-day Afghanistan. In a third account, written by one of his French military officers, Hyder himself claimed descent from the Arabs Bani Hashim clan of the Quraysh, the tribe of Muhammad, his father, Fath Muhammad, was born in Kolar, served as a commander of 50 men in the bamboo rocket artillery in the army of the Nawab of Carnatic. Fath Muhammad entered the service of the Wodeyar Rajas of the Kingdom of Mysore, where he rose to become a powerful military commander.

The Wodeyars awarded him Budikote as a jagir, where he served as Naik. Hyder Ali was born in Budikote, his early years are not well documented. After serving for a number of years under the rulers of Arcot, they came to Seringapatam, where Hyder's uncle served, he introduced them to Devaraja, the dalwai of Krishnaraja Wodeyar II, his brother Nanjaraja, who held important ministerial posts. Hyder and his brother were both given commands in the Mysorean army. In 1748, Qamar-ud-din Khan, Asaf Jah I, the longtime Nizam of Hyderabad, died; the struggle to succeed him is known as the Second Carnatic War, pitted Asaf Jah's son Nasir Jung against a nephew, Muzaffar Jung. Both sides were supported by other local leaders, French and British forces were involved. Devaraja had started vesting more military authority in his brother, in 1749 Nanjaraja marched the Mysorean army in support of Nasir Jung; the army went to Devanhalli. The fort was held by Muzaffar Jung's forces and the siege was conducted by the Marquis de Bussy.

During the successful eight-month siege, Hyder Ali and his brother distinguished themselves, were rewarded by the dalwai with enlarged commands. Although Hyder Ali was from Mysore his early loyalties were to the "Nizam of Hyderabad", though whom Hyder Ali and his companions became Sepoys in the Deccan with partial investiture from the "Great Moghul" of that period. By 1755 Hyder Ali commanded 3,000 infantry and 1,500 cavalry, was reported to be enriching himself on campaigns by plunder. In that year he was appointed Faujdar of Dindigul. In this position he first retained French advisers to train his artillery companies, he is known to have served alongside de Bussy, is believed to have met both Muzaffar Jung and Chanda Shahib. In these early wars he came to dislike and mistrust Muhammed Ali Khan Wallajah, the Nawab of the Carnatic. In fact Muhammed Ali Khan Wallajah and the Mysorean leaders were long at odds with each other, seeking territorial gains at the other's expense. Muhammad Ali Khan Wallajah had by formed an alliance with the British, he was accused by Hyder Ali in years of preventing him from making any sort of long-lasting alliances or agreements with the British.

Throughout the Carnatic Wars, Hyder Ali and his Mysore battalions served alongside French commanders such as Joseph Francois Dupleix, Count de Lally and de Bussy, he assisted Chanda Sahib on various occasions. Hyder Ali supported the claims of Muzaffar Jung and sided with Salabat Jung. Early in his career, Hyder Ali retained as one of his chief financial assistants a Brahmin named Khande Rao. Hyder Ali, illiterate, was reported to be blessed with a prodigious memory and numerical acumen. Hyder Ali could rival or outperform expert accountants with his great arithmetic skills and worked to develop a system, with Rao, that included checks and balances so sophisticated that all manner of income, including plunder of physical goods of all types, could be accounted for with little possibility for fraud or embezzlement; this financial management may have played a role in Hyder Ali's rise in power. In 1757 Hyder Ali was called to Srirangapatam to suppor

Ecclesiastical ring

An ecclesiastical ring is a finger ring worn by clergy, such as a bishop's ring. In Western Christianity, rings are worn by bishops as well as other clerics who are given the privilege of wearing pontifical vestments. A bishop is given a ring at his consecration by his consecrator, he is free to subsequently obtain and wear his own episcopal rings. The style of the episcopal ring has always been large, stone-set ring. Roman Catholic bishops traditionally have their episcopal ring set with an amethyst. Aside from the rings a bishop purchases or is given by others, his rings belong to the Church. While all hierarchs are accorded the honor of being buried wearing a ring, all rings belonging to the Church will be returned to the Church upon the retirement or death of any hierarch. In a decree of Pope Boniface IV it describes monks raised to the episcopal dignity as anulo pontificali subarrhatis, while at the Fourth Council of Toledo, in 633, it was stated that if a bishop has been deposed from his office and afterwards reinstated, he is to receive back stole and crosier.

St. Isidore of Seville, at about the same period, couples the ring with the crosier and declares that the former is conferred as "an emblem of the pontifical dignity or of the sealing of secrets"; the ring is speaking an episcopal ornament conferred in the rite of consecration, that it was regarded as emblematic of the mystical betrothal of the bishop to his church. In the eighth and ninth centuries in manuscripts of the Gregorian sacramentary and in a few early pontificals we meet with various formulae for the delivery of the ring; the Gregorian form, which survives in substance to the present, runs in these terms: "Receive the ring, to say, the seal of faith, whereby thou, being thyself adorned with spotless faith, mayst keep unsullied the troth which thou hast pledged to the spouse of God, His Holy Church."Royal as well as religious seals, indicative of discretion and conjugal fidelity, dominate the symbolism of the ring. In the case of bishops, "a bishop deserting the Church to which he was consecrated and transferring himself to another is to be held guilty of adultery, is to be visited with the same penalties as a man who, forsaking his own wife, goes to live with another woman."

This idea of espousals helped to establish the rule, mentioned first in the ninth century, that the episcopal ring was to be placed on the fourth finger of the right hand. Since episcopal rings had to be worn on ceremonial occasions on the outside of the pontifical glove and prelates' gloves, it is common to find medieval specimens large in size and disproportionately heavy; the inconvenience of the looseness was corrected by placing another smaller ring just above it as a ring guard. It was quite common for popes to wear other rings along with the episcopal ring. Custom prescribed that a layman or a cleric of inferior grade on being presented to a bishop should kiss his hand, to say, an obligation to kiss the episcopal ring. Before the promulgation of the new Enchiridion Indulgentiarum, an indulgence of 50 days resulted from this act, it is still arguable that an indulgence may be received if the ring is considered an object of piety, as kissing an object of piety carries a partial indulgence.

Episcopal rings, both at an earlier and period, were sometimes used as receptacles for relics. Traditionally, three rings were bestowed: the'pontifical', the gemmed, the'ordinary'. In recent decades, most bishops have only received one ring for the sake of reducing costs. Cardinals have suffered a reduction in the number of rings they own. Modern episcopal rings have a special sliding-band inner mechanism that allows them to be sized and locked into place, eliminating the need to have rings sized or resized. Ludovic Taurin-Cahagne, Bishop of Adramythe in Ethiopia, Apostolic Vicar of the Gallas, ca. 1875, had a unique ring that locked and unlocked an early form of adjustability. Cardinal O'Malley's ring, conferred by Pope John Paul II, could be resized. There are times when a bishop may be awarded an episcopal ring with a form of a coat of arms or specific Catholic symbol, such as the ring given to Bp. Henessy of Boston. Cardinals have the privilege of wearing pontifical vestments, including the ring if they are not themselves consecrated as bishops.

The privilege of wearing a ring has belonged to cardinal-priests at least since the time of Innocent III. Cardinal bishops and cardinal priests are conferred a ring by the pope himself in the consistory, in which the new cardinal is named to a particular titular church or suburbicarian diocese and elevated to the cardinalate; the pope determines the style of this ring. In the past, a cardinal's ring could be set with a sapphire, while it bore on the inner side of the bezel the arms of the pope conferring it; the solid gold cardinal's ring chosen by John Paul II bears an oblong crucifixion scene. Pope Benedict XVI used the same at first, but chose a new design from the consistory of 2012; the episcopal ring of the pope is known as the "Ring of the Fisherman". The pope's episcopal ring as the Bishop of Rome, it has since become a symbol of papal authority; the origin of the ring design is inspired by Jesus telling St. Peter, by tra

Lex Luthor

Alexander Joseph Luthor is a fictional supervillain appearing in publications by the publisher DC Comics. The character was created by Joe Shuster. Lex Luthor appeared in Action Comics No. 23.1 He has since endured as an archenemy of Superman. Introduced as a mad scientist whose schemes Superman would foil, Lex's portrayal has evolved over the years and his characterisation has deepened. In contemporary stories, Lex is portrayed as a wealthy, power-mad American business magnate, ingenious engineer, philanthropist to the city of Metropolis, one of the most intelligent people in the world. A well-known public figure, he is the owner of a conglomerate called LexCorp, he is intent on ridding the world of the alien Superman, whom Lex Luthor views as an obstacle to his plans and as a threat to the existence of humanity. Given his high status as a supervillain, however, he has come into conflict with Batman and other superheroes in the DC Universe; the character has traditionally lacked superpowers or a dual identity and appears with a bald head.

He periodically wears his Warsuit, a high-tech battle suit giving him enhanced strength, advanced weaponry, other capabilities. The character was introduced as a diabolical recluse, but during the Modern Age, he was reimagined by writers as a devious, high-profile industrialist, who has crafted his public persona to avoid suspicion and arrest, he is well known for his philanthropy, donating vast sums of money to Metropolis over the years, funding parks and charities. The character was ranked 4th on IGN's list of the Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time and as the 8th Greatest Villain by Wizard on its 100 Greatest Villains of All Time list. Luthor is one of a few genre-crossing villains whose adventures take place "in a world in which the ordinary laws of nature are suspended". Scott James Wells, Sherman Howard, John Shea, Michael Rosenbaum, Jon Cryer have portrayed the character in television series, while Lyle Talbot, Gene Hackman, Kevin Spacey, Jesse Eisenberg have portrayed the character in films.

Jackson Beck, Ray Owens, G. Stanley Jones, Michael Bell, Brian Dobson, Clancy Brown, J. S. Gilbert, Kevin Spacey, Powers Boothe, James Marsters, Chris Noth, Anthony LaPaglia, Steve Blum, Fred Tatasciore, Jason Isaacs, Kevin Michael Richardson, Mark Rolston, John DiMaggio, Keith Silverstein, James Woods, Rainn Wilson, Ike Barinholtz, Giancarlo Esposito and others have provided the character's voice in animated adaptations. In his first story appearance, Action Comics No. 23, Luthor is referred to only by his surname. He resides in a flying city suspended by a dirigible and plots to provoke a war between two European nations. Lois Lane and Clark Kent investigate. Luthor battles Superman with a green ray but Luthor is defeated by Superman, Lois is rescued. Superman destroys Luthor's dirigible with him still on it, implying Luthor may have died, although stories ending with Luthor's apparent death are common in his earliest appearances. Luthor returns in Superman No. 4 and steals a weapon from the U.

S. Army, capable of causing earthquakes. Superman battles and defeats Luthor, the earthquake device is destroyed by Superman; the scientist who made the device commits suicide to prevent its reinvention. In a story in the same issue, Luthor is shown to have created a city on the sunken Lost continent of Pacifo and to have recreated prehistoric monsters, which he plans to unleash upon the world. Superman thwarts his plans, Luthor appears to have been killed by the dinosaurs he created. Luthor returns in Superman No. 5 with a plan to place hypnotic gas in the offices of influential people. He intends to throw the nation into a depression with the help of corrupt financier Moseley, but the story ends with Superman defeating him. In these early stories, Luthor's schemes are centered around financial gain or megalomaniacal ambitions. Luthor's obsessive hatred of Superman came in the character's development. In Luthor's earliest appearances, he is shown as a middle-aged man with a full head of red hair.

Less than a year however, an artistic mistake resulted in Luthor being depicted as bald in a newspaper strip. The original error is attributed to Leo Nowak, a studio artist who illustrated for the Superman dailies during this period. One hypothesis is that Nowak mistook Luthor for the Ultra-Humanite, a frequent foe of Superman who, in his Golden Age incarnation, resembled a balding, elderly man. Other evidence suggests Luthor's design was confused with that of a stockier, bald henchman in Superman No. 4. 10, in which Nowak depicted him as heavier, with visible jowls. The character's abrupt hair loss has been made reference to several times over the course of his history; when the concept of the DC Multiverse began to take hold, Luthor's red-haired incarnation was rewritten as Alexei Luthor, Lex's counterpart from the Earth-Two parallel universe. In 1960, writer Jerry Siegel altered Luthor's backstory to incorporate his hair loss into his origin. In 1944 Lex Luthor was the first character in a comic book to use an atomic bomb.

The United States Department of War asked this story line be delayed from publication, which it was until 1946, to protect the secrecy of the Manhattan Project. The War Department asked for dailies of the Superman comic strip to be pulled in April 1945 which depi

Wesley Methodist Church, Singapore

Wesley Methodist Church is the oldest Methodist church in Singapore. It is the second Methodist Church to be built in Singapore after the Methodist Episcopal Church at Coleman Street which subsequently became a school hall, it is located in Fort Canning Hill. On 7 February 1885, William Fitzjames Oldham was appointed to head the Methodist Church in Singapore, he arrived with James Mills Thoburn and together they conducted a series of evangelistic rallies in the Town Hall and Sunday evening worship services. The congregation was met weekly in the Town Hall. Through fundraising and Oldham’s contributions, the first Methodist church in Singapore was built at Coleman Street and dedicated on 15 December 1886, named the Methodist Episcopal Church, its congregation mostly consisted of foreigners and English-speaking government officials that were based in Singapore. In early 1907, Sir John Anderson, the Governor of the Straits Settlements, granted a 38,000 square foot plot of land at Fort Canning for a church to be erected on a hill, "on the Tanglin side of the Museum".

In 1907, the church at Coleman Street was sold to the Anglo-Chinese School and money was raised to build a new church. Anderson laid the cornerstone with an inscribed silver trowel on 12 December 1907. After completion, the first worship at the new compound was held on 25 December 1908, formal dedications were done on 4 February 1909 by Bishop William Oldham, it was only on 7 January 1910 that the church was renamed the Wesley Methodist Church after the founder of Methodism, John Wesley. Around 1929, there was an influx of members to the church foreign military personnel. With the increase in members, there was a need to expand the church; the Wesley Hall was built and dedicated on 10 April 1927. In 1937, the interior of the church and hall were renovated, where new lights, floor tiles and a Hammond electric organ were added. In 1942, Wesley's growth was interrupted during the Japanese occupation of Singapore in World War II, her building was used as an ammunition depot by the Imperial Japanese Army.

After the war ended in 1945, the congregation re-formed on 12 September 1945 despite the poor state of the building. Items that survived the war were the stained-glass windows, removed for safekeeping, a badly damaged Hammond organ, donated lanterns and the marble baptismal font. On Easter Day, 16 May 1948, a re-dedication service was held after extensive renovations. In the mid-1950s, the church saw its first Asian pastor, it was repainted in November 1955, along with a new roadway. An upper room was constructed in the main church tower for pastors to rest. In 1977, the church began on an extension programme to improve the sanctuary by installing air-conditioning and increasing its seating capacity; the nave and north end of the transept were extended. However, this compromised on the original cross shape of the building, resulting in an L-shape. In addition, a 4-storey educational block with a concert hall and a 2-level basement carpark was added; the rosettes on the walls were changed. This extension project cost $1.2 million and was completed in October 1979.

In 1982, a baptismal hall was constructed to add to the Sanctuary, along with basement rooms and a Plaza. On 13 December 1987, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new extension, topped off on 26 November 1988, it was dedicated on 9 September 1989 by Bishop Ho Chee Sin, Bishop Emeritus T R Doraisamy and Bishop Emeritus Kao Jih Chung. To accommodate the large number of worshippers, the church signed a 5-year lease for two floors of office space at the YWCA Fort Canning Lodge. On 28 September 2010, another upgrading project was implemented with a dedication service to create 36,000 square feet of usable space. With a budget of up to $12.3 million, the upgrading project was completed by the end of 2012. A new plaza hall was created on top of the sanctuary extension with a glass canopy to shelter the courtyard from weather. More seats were added and another chapel was constructed in the basement, along with movable partitions for the rooms. Trusses were added to the roof and tiles were replaced.

The altar was reconfigured along with the shift of the main door to align with the nave. Lanterns that were gifted by friends of the church in the 1940s were installed at the front of the church. There was an overhaul for the kitchen in the church. In 2015, the church began another project to refurbish the sanctuary; the building is in a toned-down Gothic Revival style, built of red brick with tracery and mullion details in white stone or stucco. It was designed by David McLeod Craik of Maclaren; the interior consisted of a nave and two transepts, with a wooden hammerbeam roof. The church was extensively remodelled and extended in 1977 and 1988, doubling the length of the nave. Aisles were provided by turning the original windows into arched openings and extending the roof. Additional rooms were created in extensions to the transepts, a new building containing a multi-purpose hall and more rooms constructed beside it; this building was decorated in the same colour scheme as the original church, but with few other similarities.

While the capacity of the church was increased, the building lost most of its original façades, as well as much of its original exterior appearance. Oddly-placed gothic finials emerging from the tiled roof indicate where the original façades once were. Although the new construction used the same combination of brick and plaster as the original structure, it is quite utilitarian and lacks the details and grace of the original, both on the exterior and int