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St. Thomas Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Taunton Road, Harold Hill

Originally Harold Hill Baptist Church, it was bought and converted by the JSO and opened in October 2018. Owing to multiple sets of railings around the locked grounds the foundation stone image is a not terribly good montage.

Our Lady of La Salette, Rainham (Roman Catholic)

A large A framed building of 1966-67 by John Newton of Burles, Newton and Partners.

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St Alban, Kings Road, Romford

A small suburban church of 1890, which hides inside a large amount of late twentieth and early twenty first century art.

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Christ the Eternal High Priest, Brentwood Road, Gidea Park (Roman Catholic)

A parish founded in 1963. but the church is by Lanner of Wakefield dating from 1974. Since my first visit in 2013, some of the furnishings such as the altar and pews have been changed.

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Corpus Christi, Lowshoe Lane, Collier Row (Roman Catholic)

Designed By W.C. Mangan and built in 1964-65. The interior features a large amount of Goddard & Gibbs stained glass.

St James, Chase Cross Road, Collier Row

A hall/church built 1954-1956 well east of Collier Row town centre.

St Cedd (former), Sims Close, Romford

A hall just outside Romford town centre formerly owned by the Royal Association for Deaf People, which has been used for Anglican worship in the past. By 2019 it had become a day nursery


St Augustine, Birkbeck Road, Romford

Built in 1958 south-west of Romford town centre. The architect seems unrecorded.


St Matthew, Chelmsford Drive, Hornchurch

In suburbia south of the District Line, a hall/church built in 1956.

St Luke, Front lane, Cranham

Constructed in 2002 and designed by John Marsh of MEB Partnership. It replaced a church of 1957 which is shown on a painting in the foyer. Photos from 2013 show the church seated, those from 2020 with the auditorium cleared.


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