Brentwood

The Diocese of Brentwood has 115 churches (as of 2012). The cathedral is in Brentwood and is dedicated to St Mary and St Helen. 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.

Rochford – St Teresa of the Child Jesus

The  church  is  a  functional  and  economical  octagonal  design  of  the 1970s. It lies behind the... Read More

Romford – St Edward the Confessor

A Puginian Gothic church of 1856 by Daniel Cubitt Nichols. The church was built under the patronage of William,... Read More

Saffron Walden – Our Lady of Compassion

Converted in the early years of the twentieth century from a late medieval barn. The early twentieth-century additions... Read More

Shoeburyness – St George and the English Martyrs

A large and rather utilitarian brick church of the 1930s, with a striking and original west front. A Mass centre... Read More

Silver End – St Mary

An interesting design of the 1960s, built on a budget to allow for later extension. It is on the edge of an inter-war... Read More

South Ockendon – The Holy Cross

A well-designed post-war church of traditional form by H. Bingham Towner, an established architect of Catholic... Read More

South Woodford – St Anne Line

A post-Vatican II church on an octagon-within-a-square-plan. The most significant furnishing is the  statue of St... Read More

Southend-on-Sea – St John Fisher

A  simple  cruciform church of  the  1960s by  the  local  architect  David Rodney Burles, externally fairly... Read More

Southend-on-Sea – The Sacred Heart

A relatively modest brick Gothic building of 1910 by the little-known architect B. R. Parkes. The church forms a good... Read More

Springfield – St Augustine of Canterbury

As built in the 1980s, this small and utilitarian design is of note less for its  architecture  and  more  as ... Read More

Stanford-le-Hope – Our Lady and St Joseph

A modern (1992) centrally-planned church replacing an earlier building destroyed by fire. The low, broad tower is... Read More

Stansted – St Theresa of Lisieux

A  new  church,  designed  to evoke  the  great  aisled  medieval  barns  of Essex, reflecting its location... Read More

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