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Didcot – English Martyrs

Manor Crescent, Didcot, Oxfordshire

A functional design of the 1960s.

Mass was said at the military camp at Didcot from 1915, and from 1926 this was served from East Hendred. There was a resident priest from 1934. At first Mass was said in a World War I army hut which had been the ordnance depot theatre. By the 1960s the population of Didcot had risen to more than three times its pre-war level and so a new church was built to the designs of Lanners of Wakefield, at a cost of £35,000 and seating 450. It was opened on 18 February 1967.

The church is built of brick and blockwork, and has a steeply pitched roof with concrete tiles. The interior has not been inspected, but is understood to have a roof structure supported on portal frames and an altar of Connemara marble.

Heritage Details

Architect: Lanners of Wakefield

Original Date: 1967

Conservation Area: No

Listed Grade: Not Listed