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Our Lady of the Crays, High Street, St Mary Cray (Roman Catholic)

At the opposite (southern) end of the High Street to the Anglican parish church. The present building replaced a church, called St Joseph, that had been built in 1959 by Donald Plaskett Marshall. All that remains of that building is the tower which has a new cap replacing a 60 foot high structure supporting a cross. Even at its current height the tower is a significant landmark. The current building supersedes both that and St Peter & St Paul at St Paul’s Cray which had been built after WW2 and was sold for a housing development in 2008. The new building is by Tomei and Mackley Partnership and was built in 2010-2011. The glass at the west end was apparently brought from India and installed in 2014.

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St Mary, High Street, St Mary Cray

In the old village away from the railway station, though very close to the viaduct this is a heavily restored 13th and 14th century parish church. Restorations took place in 1861-63, 1876 and 1895, the first by Edwin Nash.

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