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).

Dorchester – Holy Trinity

A good Victorian church of individual design by a mainstream Victorian church architect who designed several buildings... Read More

Exeter – Sacred Heart

The church has considerable architectural interest as the earliest surviving work by the architect Leonard Stokes. The... Read More

Exeter (Heavitree) – Blessed Sacrament

An interesting and highly inventive interwar church, apparently designed by Fr Tymons, parish priest of the time,... Read More

Exeter (Topsham) – Holy Cross

A small interwar astylar red brick church, built largely at the expense of the original parish priest, from designs of... Read More

Exmouth – Holy Ghost

A substantial church by Scoles & Raymond, who built widely in the Diocese of Plymouth. The interior has... Read More

Falmouth – St Mary Immaculate

A highly successful fusion of French Gothic and Burgundian Romanesque styles by Joseph Hansom and his son. The tower is... Read More

Gillingham – St Benedict

Although of earlier origins, this is essentially a structure of 1930 and of no particular architectural distinction. In... Read More

Hartland – Our Lady and St Nectan

A simple modern prefabricated timber structure of limited architectural interest.For some years after the war Mass... Read More

Hayle – St Joseph

A modest Baptist chapel of c1870, adapted for Catholic use in 1958. The church retains some of its original fittings,... Read More

Helston – St Mary

A post-war church, one of three in the diocese by the Falmouth-based architect Waldo Maitland, well built and fit for... Read More

Ilfracombe – Our Lady Star of the Sea

A simple Gothic Revival church of the 1890s, with respectful early twentieth century additions, replacing a small... Read More

Kingsbridge – Sacred Heart

A former Quaker Meeting House retaining part of its old burial ground, acquired for Catholic use in 1902 and much... Read More

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