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).

Saltash – Our Lady of the Angels

A new church of distinctive design, paying regard to environmental sustainability and Cornish identity.  In 1884... Read More

Sclerder – Our Lady of Light

Sclerder has had a chequered history, with many different users, both religious and secular. It originates from the... Read More

Seaton – St Augustine

A plain interwar brick church in the Gothic style, very old-fashioned for its date, built by the Augustinian Recollect... Read More

Shaftesbury – Holy Name and St Edward the Martyr

A well-crafted and consistently detailed late Gothic-style church by a West Country architect best known for the... Read More

Shaldon – St Ignatius of Loyola

A simple late eighteenth century former Baptist chapel, much altered but nevertheless making a positive contribution to... Read More

Sherborne – Sacred Heart and St Aldhelm

A good late Victorian church, if somewhat stylistically old-fashioned. It presents a fine composition to the street.... Read More

Sidmouth – Most Precious Blood

A 1930s church of some architectural and townscape interest, in the round-arched brick basilican style so popular in... Read More

South Molton – St Joseph

A stone-built Victorian Gothic Nonconformist chapel with polychrome detail, acquired for Catholic use in the 1950s. The... Read More

St Agnes – Our Lady Star of the Sea

A functional building of the late 1950s, of no architectural importance but containing one good stained glass panel,... Read More

St Austell – St Augustine of Hippo

Built in 1990, with a light and pleasant interior and containing some good furnishings by David John.  Catholic... Read More

St Ives – Sacred Heart and St Ia

An early twentieth century church in French thirteenth century Gothic style by Scoles & Raymond, who built widely... Read More

St Mawes – Our Lady Star of the Sea and St Anthony

A stone chapel built for the Bible Christians in 1875, sold for Catholic use after the Methodist union. The interior is... Read More

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