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St Philip and St James, Whitwell Road, Plaistow

From 1954-55 by J. Harold Gibbons, in an area of housing just north of Barking Road.

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St Mary, Plaistow

A rather grim looking church of 1981 hidden in a corner of the churchyard of a demolished late nineteenth century church.

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St Anthony, Upton (Roman Catholic)

A large church of 1884-91 by Pugin & Pugin, attached to a Franciscan monastery.

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All Saints, Romford Road, Manor Park

A large church near Woodgrange Park Station. It was built in 1886 and designed by A.W. Blomfield. It is now (November 2017) threatened with demolition.

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Emmanuel, Forest Gate

Forest Gate’s town centre church on a busy cross roads. It is by George Gilbert Scott dating from 1850-52. The north aisle was enlarged by W.A Coombs in 1890-91 so that the immediate impression is of a double naved church.

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St Saviour, MacDonald Road, Forest Gate

Originally the church hall. By F.Danby Smith 1904

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St Mary Magdalene, East Ham

In essence a small norman church but after considerable neglect it was restored by J.T. Micklethwaite 1891-96 and several times subsequently. It is over a mile south of the town centre and the churchyard, which is very large is now a formal nature reserve.

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St Chad and St Andrew, Plaistow

A James Brooks church of 1868-70. Now used by the Brazillian cult church Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.

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St John the Evangelist, Stratford

On a island site by the old Stratford shopping centre. The churchyard has a giant memorial to protestant martyrs. The church is by Edward Blore from 1832-34, the chancel was added in 1884.

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All Saints, Church Street, West Ham

A large medieval church mainly surrounded by 20th century housing.

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