Holland-on-Sea - All Souls

Brighton Road, Holland-on-Sea, Essex CO15

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A plain modern design, similar to its companion church of All Saints, Jaywick.

The church was opened on 4 January 1970, serving the Catholic population of Holland-on-Sea, a seaside town immediately to the north of Clacton. The church is a chapel of ease, served from Our Lady of Light, Clacton. The architect has not been established, but the church is clearly by the same hand as the companion church of All Saints, Jaywick (also served from Clacton), probably Burles, Newton & Partners.

The church is L-shaped on plan, consisting of a main worship space, with a dual- purpose hall and overspill space giving off the left hand side of the sanctuary, separated by folding doors. The church is clad externally with painted brick, with a stained boarded fascia and a shallow pitched felt roof. The windows are concentrated on the inner elevations of the L, the outer walls being left plain apart from the narrow clerestory lights. The windows are of stained hardwood, apart from one which has been replaced in UPVC in the entrance porch/lobby.

The interior is plain, with a flat fibreboard ceiling and painted blockwork walls. Furnishings of note include some good quality oak benches, Stations consisting of painted panels in quatrefoils and a small pipe organ, both clearly older than the church but whose provenance has not been established.

Diocese: Brentwood

Architect: Burles, Newton & Partners (unconfirmed attribution)

Original Date: 1970

Conservation Area: No

Listed Grade: Not listed