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St Peter, Werrington Road, Becontree (now Forward in Faith Ministries International)

Built as a temporary Anglican church by Edward Meredith in 1931. The brick built east end was added in 1958-59 and designed by J.J. Crowe. It was made redundant and taken over by the Zimbabwean Forward in Faith Ministries International.

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St Cedd, Lodge Avenue, Becontree

By Thompson & Whitehead, dating from 1964. It replaced a church built in the 1930s.

St Alban, Becontree

In the west of the Becontree estate near the station of that name. It was designed by Milner & Craze and built in 1933-34. probably the most striking of the estate’s churches.

St Peter, Goresbrook Road, Becontree (Roman Catholic)

Opposite St Martin in the south-east corner of Becontree, designed by W.C. Mangan and built in 1937. The more recent stained glass is awkward to photograph well as it is inside the locked repository.

St Martin, Becontree

In the south east of Becontree opposite St Peter’s Roman Catholic church.It dates from 1931-32 and was designed by J.E. Newberry and C.W.Fowler.


Holy Family, Oxlow Lane, Becontree (Roman Catholic)

Built in 1934 by W.C. Mangan

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St George, Rogers Road, Becontree

On the east side of the estate, by Milner and Craze 1935.

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St Elisabeth, Wood Lane, Becontree

In the centre of the estate, dating from 1931-32 by Sir Charles Nicholson.

St Mary, Grafton Road, Becontree

Built in 1934-35 by Welch, Cachemaile-Day and Lander in a curious 1930s version of gothic.

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St Thomas, Burnside Road, Becontree

The first Anglican church on the estate, from 1926-27 by Arthur C. Blomfield.