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).

Okehampton – St Boniface

An ambitious scheme for a church with tower was not realised; the church as built is a modest L-shaped adjunct to the... Read More

Padstow – St Saviour and St Petroc

A small and entirely functional design of the 1970s, in an idyllic position overlooking the town, close to Prideaux... Read More

Paignton – Sacred Heart

A large and handsome interwar church in basilican Romanesque style by Wilfrid Mangan, a well-known and prolific... Read More

Penzance -The Immaculate Conception of Our Lady

The westernmost Catholic church in the country, described soon after its construction as ‘the best ecclesiastical... Read More

Perranporth – Christ the King

A 1930s timber church, extended in the 1970s. While of no great architectural importance, it does contain some good... Read More

Plymouth – Christ the King

A very late Arts and Crafts Gothic Revival church, built at the expense of a private benefactor on land given by the... Read More

Plymouth – Holy Cross

Church built in 1881 out of materials from the former Catholic Church at Teignmouth, dismantled to make way for... Read More

Plymouth – Holy Family

A functional design of the 1950s by a local architect. The intended campanile would have given the church more of a... Read More

Plymouth (Crownhill) – St Peter

A bold centrally planned and polygonal design of the post-Vatican II years, evidently inspired by Gibberd’s... Read More

Plymouth (Devonport) – St Joseph

An attractive and functional modern church incorporating features from Joseph Hansom’s previous church on another... Read More

Plymouth (Efford) – Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Teresa

The church has few architectural pretensions. It was built with two naves, one for the laity and one for a community of... Read More

Plymouth (Keyham) – Our Most Holy Redeemer

A large late Gothic Revival church, originally built for naval personnel and their families. Burnt out in a 1941 air... Read More

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