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 (Peverell) – St Edward the Confessor

An early twentieth century church and presbytery, the former considerably enlarged in Classical style in the 1930s.... Read More

Plymouth (Southway) – St Thomas More

An economical post-war design by Evans Powell Associates, serving the Southway estate.  Post-war expansion of... Read More

Plymouth (St Budeaux) – St Paul

An interwar church in an eclectic basilican style, with a handsome west front of red brick and Portland stone. The... Read More

Plympton – Our Lady of Lourdes

An unpretentious interwar church by Leonard Drysdale in the Arts and Crafts tradition, built as a memorial to Bishop... Read More

Plymstock – St Margaret Mary

A good design of the 1960s, the fruit of collaboration between Paul Pearn (architect) and Dom Charles Norris (stained... Read More

Poole – Our Lady of Fatima

An unexceptional post-war brick-built church-hall, with a pleasant interior. An offshoot of St Joseph’s, Poole, Our... Read More

Poole – St Anthony of Padua

A modest post-war church with an interior of quiet simplicity. Broadstone emerged as a settlement in the nineteenth... Read More

Poole – St Joseph and St Walburga

Architecturally of its time: modern in style, traditional in plan. The church is distinguished by its original and more... Read More

Poole – St Mary

A 1970s church of polygonal design, the interior an impressive volume.  During penal times the only priests in east... Read More

Portland – Our Lady and St Andrew

A modest Victorian church with a façade of some character and a plain and altered interior, by the noted Catholic... Read More

Redruth – The Assumption

A simple structure built in the 1930s as a parish hall and temporary church.  Historically Redruth and its neighbour... Read More

Salcombe – Our Lady Star of the Sea

A modest brick church of the post-war period. The church was built in 1959 on a new site.  Before that, Catholics in... Read More

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