Southchurch (Southend-on-Sea) – Holy Trinity

This Grade II Listed church is to the east of the town of Southend-on-Sea, in a built-up but not crowded area. I have got photos from eight separate visits: 25th August 2008, 17th December 2008, 20th January 2010, 27th January 2010, 27th November 2010, 26th November 2011, 7th December 2015 and 4th May 2017. These photos are a mixture from all 8 visits!

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Taken in November 2010, this photo shows the old spire with its wooden shingles filled with woodpecker holes
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May 2017 – new woodpecker-proof shingles on the spire

Exterior and churchyard:


The noticeboard:

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The noticeboard

Southchurch (Southend-on-Sea) – The Cornerstone – Eastern Southend United Reformed Church

This vibrant green corrugated iron church was in Southchurch on the corner of Bournemouth Park Road and Central Avenue, and these photos were taken on the 24th September 2008. It has since been knocked down and a handsome new URC still named The Cornerstone has been built.

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The whole building

Southend-on-Sea – All Saints

All Saints is a Victorian brick-built church, designed by James Brookes towards the end of the nineteenth century. It is on a busy roundabout near the town centre, and is opposite the sixteenth century manor house Porters, now used as the Mayor’s Civic Building.

I’ve got a handful of photos from a couple of dates: 30th December 2007, and 19th March 2013, none of the pictures are very good. I’ve not been inside.

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All Saints, Southend on Sea




Prittlewell – St Mary the Virgin

St Mary’s in Prittlewell is a Grade I listed building which now comes under the borough of Southend-on-Sea.

I have got so many photos of this church, taken on many occasions between 2007 and now (May 2017) but I haven’t actually got a particularly good one of the whole church! Photos have been taken with a variety of cameras, lenses, and my cameraphone. Anyway, here it is and a selection of exterior shots:

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St Mary the Virgin, Prittlewell

The exterior:

The interior of the church:

Prittlewell church has 10 bells, 18-0-9, in E:

The view from the tower: