The Diocese of Brentwood was founded on 20 July 1917 out of territory formerly in the Archdiocese of Westminster. It covers the county of Essex, including the unitary authorities of Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea and the east London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Westminster in the Province of Westminster. The cathedral is in Brentwood, and is dedicated to St Mary and St Helen. 115 churches were visited for Taking Stock (2012).

+Brentwood – Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Helen

The cathedral church of the Diocese of Brentwood, and the first Classical cathedral to be built in England since... Read More

Barking – St Mary and St Ethelburga

An unassuming modern building, part of a group with the nineteenth century presbytery and former school, which makes... Read More

Barking – St Thomas More

A modern (1991) church by Gerald Murphy, attached to the modest former (1935) church/hall erected for the Pallottine... Read More

Barkingside – St Augustine of Canterbury

A large church in the Early Christian style built in the early 1950s. The design is very similar to one used by the... Read More

Basildon – St Basil the Great

The principal Catholic church in Basildon New Town. A dignified and articulate early work by John Newton of Burles... Read More

Basildon – St Therese of Lisieux

A pleasant modern (1991) design in a traditional, almost vernacular, idiom. The octagonal church is the centrepiece of... Read More

Basildon – The Most Holy Trinity

A modern (1980) centrally planned church which forms part of a complex with the small presbytery and slightly earlier... Read More

Becontree – St Vincent

A modern brick church in a mixed Gothic style built to serve the northern part of the 1920s London County Council... Read More

Benfleet – Holy Family

A simple but boldly-designed modern church of the mid-1970s. The addition of a large modern hall on one side has... Read More

Billericay – The Most Holy Redeemer

A church in Lombard Romanesque style by Edward Goldie, built in two phases and extended by a west porch in 1981. Early... Read More

Braintree – Our Lady Queen of Peace

An elegant free Gothic design built just before the onset of the Second World War, largely funded by Dr Richard... Read More

Brightlingsea – St Sabina

A Mass centre was established at Brightlingsea in about 1904, in the house of a Mrs Baldwin at 73 Sydney Street, served... Read More

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