Plymouth

The Diocese of Plymouth was founded on 29 September 1850. It contains the counties of Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, along with the Isles of Scilly. It is a suffragan diocese in the Province of Southwark, and is subject to the Archdiocese of Southwark. The cathedral is in Plymouth and is dedicated to St Mary and St Boniface. 103 churches were visited for Taking Stock (2009).

+Plymouth – Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Boniface

The cathedral church of the Diocese of Plymouth, when built perhaps the grandest of the new, purpose-built Catholic... Read More

Axminster – St Mary

A small church of considerable character designed by William Wardell and built under the direction of George Goldie,... Read More

Barnstaple – St Mary

A modern church adjoining and replacing a neo-Norman church of the 1840s. The new church has good dalle de verre glass... Read More

Beaminster – St John

An unexceptional exterior and an attractive interior, fit for purpose and with some good contemporary fittings. The... Read More

Bideford – The Sacred Heart

A modest late nineteenth century church with later additions, forming a picturesque composition in the Bideford... Read More

Blandford Forum – Our Lady of Lourdes and St Cecilia

A modest 1930s Gothic-style church. The interior is of some quality, and has some furnishings of note.  Until the... Read More

Bodmin – St Mary and St Petroc

Bodmin was the centre of Catholic missionary activity in Cornwall in the late nineteenth century, when the Canons... Read More

Bournemouth – Christ the King

A good mainstream example of a 1960s church, built at the time of the Second Vatican Council, still traditional in its... Read More

Bournemouth – Our Lady of Victories and St Bernadette

A modest but attractive sub-Arts & Crafts church of the 1930s. The sanctuary reordering is of high... Read More

Bovey Tracey – Holy Spirit

A modest church of the interwar period, with an attractive interior of distinctly Italianate character. The first... Read More

Braunton – St Brannoc

A small stone-built chapel built on the site of an ancient chapel, close to a Holy Well. The design is conservative for... Read More

Bridport – St Mary and St Catherine

A bold and interesting 1970s design, let down by poor detailing and materials and largely undistinguished internal... Read More

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