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Taking Stock for the Diocese of East Anglia will appear here when it is completed.

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A Brief Introduction to the Diocese of Hallam

The Diocese of Hallam has 73 churches (as of 2015). The cathedral is...

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What is 'Taking Stock'?

Taking Stock is a project of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. It began in 2005, and has been undertaken on a diocese-by-diocese basis. There are 22 dioceses in England and Wales. Therefore Taking Stock is a snapshot of the dioceses at the time that the report was made.

The purpose of Taking Stock is to provide an architectural and historical audit of the Roman Catholic churches in England and Wales. It is intended to be an aid to the dioceses, to parishes, to the statutory authorities, and to the general public when questions arise involving churches.

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Salford - Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist

The cathedral church of the Diocese of Salford, and one of a small group of large, architecturally ambitious Catholic churches built in England before 1850 which reflected the growing confidence and ambition of the Church. It is a powerful design and forms a good group with the attached former offices and seminary buildings. The interior has strong spatial qualities and retains interesting and unusual stained glass and some furnishings of high quality. 

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Bow - Our Lady and St Catherine of Siena

A plain Gothic Revival church built for the Dominican Sisters by Gilbert Blount. The church was later extended by the addition of a nuns’ choir to the south. The church suffered war damage and the nave was reconstructed in facsimile. Several important original or early furnishings survive, including the high altar and reredos designed by Blount, and the east window by Hardman. The church and former convent are prominent features in the local conservation area.

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Rickmansworth - Our Lady Help of Christians

An attractive early twentieth-century design by Arthur Young, built for a French congregation but thoroughly English in style. The church is prominently sited on a main road leading out of Rickmansworth; it follows local architectural traditions and contributes greatly to the character of the area. The interior has a three-bay arcade and a broad keel-shaped timber roof; its fitting out is of lesser interest, but includes stained glass windows by G. P. Dagrant and Joseph E. Nuttgens.

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