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).

Doddinghurst – St Margaret of Scotland

A functional multi-purpose hall with a screened-off sanctuary. A Mass centre existed in Doddinghurst between 1951... Read More

Dovercourt – Our Lady Queen of Heaven

A utilitarian design of the 1950s, replacing and incorporating some furnishings from an E. W. Pugin church of 1869,... Read More

Dunmow – Our Lady and St Anne Line

A modern dual-purpose church and hall of utilitarian design.The first church, dedicated to The Immaculate Heart of... Read More

East Ham – St Michael

A large portal-frame church of the 1950s by John Newton, with some jazzy detailing.The first parish church was a dual... Read More

Eastwood – St Peter

A modern church of the early 1970s, with the emphasis on the main top-lit worship space and a minimum of external... Read More

Elm Park – St Alban

A large post-war church apparently inspired by San Zeno, Verona. The unusual plan was designed to ensure a clear view... Read More

Epping – The Immaculate Conception

A plain post-war neo-Georgian church which makes a positive contribution to the Epping conservation area. The... Read More

Forest Gate – St Anthony of Padua

A large and handsome church of the 1880s by the Pugin firm, forming part of a former Franciscan Friary complex. The... Read More

Frinton-on-Sea – Sacred Heart and St Francis

A characterful early-twentieth century building of mock-Tudor design, by local architect William Hayne. It was built as... Read More

Gidea Park – Christ the Eternal High Priest

A post-Vatican II centrally-planned church, built by Lanner of Wakefield to one of their standard designs.A Mass... Read More

Goodmayes – St Cedd

A handsome Arts and Crafts former Methodist church of 1904, with a galleried interior with hammerbeam roof, attached... Read More

Grays – St Thomas of Canterbury

A substantial, economically-built church of the 1880s, serving what was at the time of construction the largest mission... Read More

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