Places of worship

Methodist Church, East Ham

The Methodist Church is set beside the busy High Street South in East Ham, this modern Christian church building opened in 2007. It is the latest Methodist church building to open in Newham and is one of seven in the Newham circuit.

Methodist Church, East Ham

Buddhist Temple

Colourful Buddhist banners and flags hang round the former Welfare Clinic in Maybury Road, Plaistow, E13.

Buddhist Temple

EMMANUEL HOUSE OF WORSHIP

Emmanuel Church has taken over the former British Flag pub in Canning Town E16. The former public house has become a 'house of worship.'

EMMANUEL HOUSE OF WORSHIP

African Churches

CHERUBIM AND SERAPHIM CHURCH.The Holy Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church has its UK headquarters at Earlham Hall, 175 Earlham Grove, Forest Gate. Arriving in the 1970s it is one of the earliest African congregations to settle in Newham.

African Churches

Baptist Mission

West Ham Central Mission, seen here shortly after opening in 1922. Designed by W. Hayne, it is of red brick and stone in an elaborate Byzantine style with two domed towers.

Baptist Mission

Trinity Church

This splendid postcard shows Trinity Church, on the corner of Barking Road and Hermit Road which was built in 1867.  The church was badly damaged by bombing in 1941, it re-opened in 1942 and finally closed in 1948, but I do remember that in the early 1950s there was a hall attached to the side, where I used to go to tap-dancing classes.

Trinity Church

Maryland Point

Presbyterian Church and Railway at Maryland Point, before 1873.


Trinity Presbyterian Church of England was built by Andrew Black, who was its first minister (1863-75). A hall was built in 1863 and the church in 1870. It closed as a church in 1941, the congregation joining Manor Park (East Avenue) which took the name. The building became a factory, which was destroyed by fire in 1953. The church hall survived the fire and continued as a factory until 1966. The site of the church and hall was built over in the the mid-2000s and is now an apartment block and shops at street level.


Maryland Point Station is absent from this view - it was not opened until 6th January, 1873. The original building was completely rebuilt in 1891 when the Great Eastern Railway quadrupled the tracks. This work required new road bridges to be built at Maryland Point (The Grove) and Water Lane (the old bridge can be seen in the distance. The signal post and the signal cabin appear on the Ordnance Survey Map of the 1860s.

Maryland Point

Congregational Church, Forest Gate - 3

The Sebert Road building is the third Congregational Chapel to be built in Forest Gate.

Congregational Church, Forest Gate - 3

Old Roman Catholic Church, Stratford.

The first permanent Roman Catholic Church in Stratford, St. Vincent De Paul and St. Patrick.

Old Roman Catholic Church, Stratford.
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