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).

Burnham-on-Crouch – St Cuthbert

A modest red brick early twentieth century church, with a contemporary presbytery. The most notable of the fittings is... Read More

Canning Town – St Margaret and All Saints

A brick Gothic church of the 1870s which was substantially rebuilt in the late 1940s after war damage.The first... Read More

Canning town – St Margaret’s Chapel

An ambitious design of the interwar years, built as a convent chapel and combining arts and crafts, basilican and... Read More

Canvey Island – Our Lady of Canvey and the English Martyrs

A simple church of the  1930s, vaguely Dutch in  style, built from the designs of a local architect at a time of... Read More

Chadwell Heath – St Bede

A centrally-planned church, begun just before the start of the Second Vatican Council. The predecessor building is now... Read More

Chelmsford – Our Lady Immaculate

A stone-built Early English Gothic design by J. J. Scoles, one of the leading Catholic architects of the mid-nineteenth... Read More

Chelmsford – The Blessed Sacrament

A simple but elegant concrete-framed and brick-faced church, built in the 1960s to serve a new housing estate. A... Read More

Chelmsford – The Holy Name

An elegant and economical stripped classical design of the mid-1960s by a local architect.The church of The Holy Name... Read More

Chingford – Christ the King

A modern church of 1996 on a semicircular plan with a separate Blessed Sacrament Chapel. The bell tower is a local... Read More

Chingford – Our Lady of Grace and St Teresa of Avila

A late church in the Arts & Crafts tradition, built in 1931 with additions of 1939 and 1955-56. It was a... Read More

Clacton-on-Sea – Our Lady of Light and St Osyth

A striking neo-Norman design of the early twentieth century by F. W. Tasker, built to house the national shrine of Our... Read More

Clayhall – St John Vianney

A large modern church of functional design by Donald Plaskett Marshall. A reordering by Austin Winkley in 1983 created... Read More

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