List of Church of England churches in Thurrock

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Thurrock contains 17 parish churches for traditional Church of England parishes that were in existence before 1850. There are a further five parishes, parts of which are within Thurrock, but for which the parish church lies outside the Thurrock unitary authority. During the 19th and 20th centuries, reorganisation created new parishes and churches whilst other parishes were amalgamated and buildings made redundant.

Parish Dedication Date Listing Status
Aveley St Michael before 1300[1] Grade I
Bulphan St Mary the Virgin 15th-century with 19th-century rebuilding Grade I
Chadwell St Mary St Mary the Virgin before 1066 [2] Grade I
Corringham St Mary the Virgin before 1066; Saxon stone work on the south wall of the nave and chancel[3] Grade I
East Tilbury St Catherine before 1300 [1] Grade I
Fobbing St Michael before 1066; Saxon stonework and blocked window [3] Grade I
Grays Thurrock St Peter and St Paul c. 1254;[1] possibly before 1085[4] Grade II*
Horndon-on-the-Hill St Peter and St Paul before 1066 [2] Grade I
Langdon Hills St Mary and All Saints before 1300,[1] but present building from 15th century Grade II* Redundant - private dwelling[5]
Little Thurrock St Mary the Virgin before 1300;[1] possibly 1170[6] Grade II*
Mucking St John the Baptist present building largely 19th-century, but with some earlier features Grade II* Redundant - private dwelling[5]
Orsett St Giles and All Saints before 1066 [2] Grade I
South Ockendon St Nicholas before 1085[4] present building mainly 15th-century but with 13th-century tower Grade I
Stanford-le-Hope St Margaret of Antioch before 1300 [1] Grade I
Stifford St Mary the Virgin before 1066 [2] Grade I
West Thurrock St Clement before 1090 [7] foundations of 11th-century round nave visible [3] Grade I Redundant - owned by Procter & Gamble[5]
West Tilbury St James before 1200 [1] Grade II* Redundant - private dwelling[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Raymond Powell, The making of Essex Parishes (in Essex Review, 1953)
  2. ^ a b c d John Morris (Ed) Domesday Book: Essex (Phillimore, 1983)
  3. ^ a b c Stephen Pewsey & Andrew Brooks, East Saxon Heritage (Alan Sutton Publishing, 1993)
  4. ^ a b Cyril Hart The Early Charters of Essex (Leicester University Press, 1971)
  5. ^ a b c d Andrew Barham, Lost Parish Churches of Essex (Ian Henry Publications, 2000)
  6. ^ Tony Benton Boldly from the marshes (Thurrock Council, 1991)
  7. ^ "Victoria County History of Essex".