The cross is nearly two-and-a half metres high and weighs 150 kg. It is made from six sheets of 10 mm thick float glass, edge cut and decorated laminated glass. This creates three crosses bolted together to give a three dimensional form. On the first layer are silver ‘tears’, and on the second and third layers are hands, sand blasted and engraved, some based on the hands of members of the church congregation.
St John’s is a Grade II listed building in Victorian Gothic style by the architect Teulon. The design includes curious pinnacles and turrets externally. Inside the church is spacious, now with no pews, but with removable chairs to enable performances to take place. Wide arches and a high naïve roof are prominent within the design