St Katherine's Church Derelict

Photos from the early 1980's by Paul Judge

Paul Judge was asked in the early 1980’s to photograph St Katherines Church in Canvey Village before work started on its refurbishment by its new occupiers. Paul has kindly given the Canvey Comminity Archive permission to publish the photos here on

The Main Gate with plaque “This Gate was erected by Colonel Horace Fielder in memory of his Mother Susan Fielder 1874 – 1947. Dedicated by the Bishop of Chelmsford on May 29th 1933

The Front of St Katherines Church

The rear of St Katherines Church

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  • what a very sad sight I was married there in 1959 I believe one of the last to do do ?

    By Margaret (01/10/2011)
  • I haven’t been inside the church for years but one thing that has improved is the graveyard. I was there two weeks ago and it’s lovely to see how well kept the graves are now. The addition of trees, shrubs and seats is a vast improvement. Many thanks to the Council or whoever is doing the work.

    By Maureen Buckmaster (02/10/2011)
  • My Parents married there in 1960.

    Thankfully this great building is now cared for by St Katherine’s Heritage Centre people and the inside looks nothing like the shameful state it got in to. Looking at the pictures of how bad it got, we so nearly lost this important part of Canvey Heritage. 

    By Martin Lepley (30/05/2017)

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