Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Gordon Road, Lowestoft - Waveney

Roman Catholic Church of 1900-02 by George Baines and F W Richards. Red brick with stone dressings and slate roofs. Continuous nave and apsed sanctuary, nave aisles and off-set north-east tower (compass points refer to liturgical use). Nave with angle buttresses terminating in pepper-pot pinnacles to south-west corner. Falling high level masonry and serious water penetration. Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship grant accepted 2017, with the project development phase completed Spring 2018. Repair phase anticipated to commence late 2018, with completion estimated for late 2019.

Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Gordon Road, Lowestoft - Waveney
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1208940
  • Local Planning Authority: Waveney
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea
  • Street Name: Gordon Road
  • Locality: Lowestoft
  • County: Suffolk
  • District / Borough: Waveney
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Waveney
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II

Contact Details

Simon Buteux 01223 582754

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England