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Hartley Brook Church, Dagenham

A small hall down a dead end street, a chapel of ease to St Mary, Becontree.

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St Thomas Moore, Longbridge Road, Barking (Roman Catholic)

A couple of kilometres north west of Barking town centre, a church of 1991 by Gerald Murphy of Burles, Newton and Partners added on to an older building of 1935.

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St Mary and St Ethelburga, Linton Road, Barking (Roman Catholic)

Close to the town centre by John Newton of Newton, Burles and Partners and dating from 1979 replacing a 19th century church.

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St Patrick, Blake Avenue, Barking

Built in 1940 and designed by A.E. Wiseman. Its claim to fame is its eastern round tower, in a very Charles Holden style. Subsequent changes have led to many of the windows being bricked up.

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Christ Church, Thames View Estate, Barking

On an estate cut off by major roads from the rest of Barking. It dates from 1958-59.

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St Margaret, Broadway, Barking, IG11 7JL

In the grounds of Barking Abbey (see the gatehouse tower below) at one end of Barking town centre. Originally a chapel it became a parish church around 1300. It is quite a large medieval church with both an inner and outer north aisle. The font is 17th century with a cover from the 19th century that was attractively decorated in the 20th century. There were a couple of restorations by C.J. Dawson around the turn of the 20th-century. There are many impressive 17th and 18th century monuments all around the church.