The church was built between 1896 and 1914 for the Dominican Order by the architect Edward Goldie. It consists of a hammer beam roof with eight bays of large perpendicular windows, with a facade of the Royal Chapel type, and a fan vaulted chapel on the south side.
The Dominican friars left the site in 1988 and the estate was sold in 1999 to a private buyer. The priory church is now used by all diocesan bishops of the Old Catholic Church in the United Kingdom as their provincial cathedral. The buildings which would have been the living quarters for the friars has now been converted into a nursing home.