Holy Trinity Dockhead

Holy Trinity Dockhead

The Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Dockhead, is the Roman Catholic church behind St Saviour's Dock. The present polychromatic brick building designed by HS Goodhart-Rendel and completed in 1959 (the year of his death) has a hint of the Victorian architect William Butterfield. This is apt for the building replaces an 1834 gothic church destroyed in the war along with the presbytery and a Pugin-designed convent.

This was the first Roman Catholic church since the Reformation to be built fronting a public highway. The main road once ran to the north of the church - hence today's strangely long bleak wall here. The very old days are recalled with a 12th-century stone found on the site of nearby Bermondsey Abbey.

The parish priest is Canon Alan McLean.

Dockhead, London SE1 2BS
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Nearest tube station: Bermondsey (698 yards)
Tel: (020) 7237 1641
Web: www.dockhead.com

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