Haslemere - Our Lady of Lourdes

This is not one of F A Walters’ best churches and, perhaps owing to lack of funds, may not have been finished in the manner intended.  The most interesting feature of the church are the stained glass windows designed by Geoffrey Webb.

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Hastings - St Mary Star of the Sea

 St Mary Star of the Sea is a well crafted building of high quality,  probably correctly graded at grade II in the statutory list.

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Haywards Heath - St Paul

St Paul’s church is impressive but a little bleak.  The scale impresses and the plan is interesting in maximising the openness of the interior.  It is reminiscent of the churches of Temple Moore.  Unlike other diocese (particularly Mangan’s home diocese of Lancaster) there are few Byzantine style churches in the Arundel & Brighton diocese.  

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Heron’s Ghyll - St John the Evangelist

A good example of a rural church by Frederick Walters, clearly erected at some cost.  Correctly listed at Grade 2.

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Hersham - All Saints

All Saints, Hersham, has a light and pleasant interior but is not a building of great architectural merit.  As such it is not vulnerable to change in the case of any future plans for development.

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Hollington - The Holy Redeemer

The Holy Redeemer is not a church of any special architectural merit.  The simple 1934 church was typical of its era but it has not been improved by the 1980s extension which overwhelms the former church building.

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Horley - English Martyrs

The Church of the English Martyrs, Horley, was built at a time when architects such as Justin Alleyn, Tomei and Maxwell and F G Broadbent’s younger partners were all vying with each other to build churches suited to the new approach to liturgy stipulated in ‘Vatican 2’.  As a result, they are breaking away from the traditional models and experimenting with new forms and plans suited to a more ‘inclusive’ type of worship.  A number of centrally planned churches, like the one at Horley, were built at this time.  

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Horsham - St John the Evangelist

A late use of the gothic revival and with none of the refinement or personality of earlier churches by Edward Goldie (cf Storrington).  

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Hove - St Peter

A startling building in its re-creation of an Early Christian basilica; the campanile forms a notable marker in the townscape.  

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Hove - The Sacred Heart

As the list description says a ‘ a good quality late-C19 catholic church’.  The interior is well preserved with the post Vatican II changes having been sensitively carried out.  High quality decorative scheme and fittings.

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Hurst Green, East Sussex - Our Lady Help of Christians

Francis Pollen was an architect of intelligence and ingenuity who stood outside the mainstream of. Modern architecture.  His language varied enormously but was a language rooted in tradition.  The church at Hurst Green was a good example of an intelligent response to church building at a time of questioning and change both in architecture and in liturgy.  

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Keymer - St Edward the Confessor

The church building is of no architectural distinction, although it provides a pleasant and light interior.  It was built to a modest budget, c£35,000.  Some good quality fittings.

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Lancing - The Holy Family

Holy Trinity is a simple unexceptional design, attractive in its simplicity and clean lines.  It is perhaps somewhat old fashioned for 1970.

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Leatherhead - Our Lady and St Peter

Our Lady and St Peter, Leatherhead, is both a fine building and exceptionally well endowed with stained glass, sculpture and other fittings.  This is a church that should be added to the government’s list of historic buildings. 

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Lewes - St Pancras

A late and conventional use of the gothic revival. According to the compiler of the F A Walter’s Biographical File at the RIBA Library “After Edward joined his father as a partner [in the firm] the output became even more traditional and archaeological in outlook.”.  The church has some townscape merit and stands within the Lewes conservation area but is not listable.

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Little Common, Bexhill-on-Sea - St Martha

St Martha’s is an attractive building, if a little dour internally, with a distinctive west end that is a landmark in an outer suburb of Bexhill.  It has some townscape merit but is unlikely to merit inclusion on the statutory list. 

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Littlehampton - St Catherine

The church occupies an unusual position, effectively part of an open space between two streets.  It has good townscape value as well as being of architectural significance in its own right as an example of a mainstream Catholic church of the mid Victorian period.

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Mayfield - St Thomas of Canterbury

Bingham Towner’s churches are generally simple and well crafted though lacking originality.  The quality of materials used at Mayfield is better than at many of his churches.  Unlike Rottingdean the church at Mayfield does not make good use of the site.  It is barely visible from the road and even within the site the tower is tucked away and screened by trees.  Internally the light and proportions create a welcoming and attractive space.  However the church is not of any special interest and is unlikely ever to merit statutory listing.

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Midhurst - The Divine Motherhood & St Francis of Assisi

A highly original post war church making best use of its site.  High quality materials and design.  

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Milford, Godalming - St Joseph

A decent building, appreciated by its congregation, but not one of any great architectural merit.

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