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).

Coggeshall – St Bernard

A simple but characterful prefabricated structure of the 1920s, extended in similar vein in the 1960s. The chapel lies... Read More

Colchester – St James the Less and St Helen

A church of the 1830s in Norman style by J. J. Scoles, a leading Catholic architect of the middle years of the... Read More

Colchester (Mile End) – St Joseph

A simple post-war structure, not of architectural or historic significance. The church is a chapel-of-ease, served from... Read More

Colchester (Monkwick) – St Theodore

A utilitarian design of the 1960s, like West Mersea built as a dual-purpose church and hall. It is a chapel-of-ease,... Read More

Colchester (West Mersea) – St Cedd and St Gregory

A utilitarian design of the 1960s, built as a dual-purpose church and hall. It is a chapel-of-ease, served from St... Read More

Collier Row – Corpus Christi

A plain church in a free interpretation of Italian Romanesque, old- fashioned for its date (built at the time of the... Read More

Custom House – St Anne

A modern (1980s) and functional octagonal church built on the site of an earlier church and entered through the porch... Read More

Dagenham – Holy Family

A modest but well-designed church in free Gothic style by W. C. Mangan, who designed a large number of Catholic... Read More

Dagenham – St Anne

A functional church of the late 1950s which is not without some architectural interest in the handling of the... Read More

Dagenham – St Peter

A substantial red brick church of the 1930s by W. C. Mangan in his favoured Italian Lombard style, with a broad... Read More

Danbury – English Martyrs

A simple 1960s place of worship, with recent additions.Until 1961 Danbury was served by the Diocesan Travelling... Read More

Debden – St Thomas More

A plain church, originally a multi-purpose church hall. Debden used to be a separate parish but, due to dwindling... Read More

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