Arundel and Brighton

The Diocese of Arundel and Brighton was created in 1965, taking areas that were formerly part of the Archdiocese of Southwark. The cathedral is in Arundel, and is dedicated to Our Lady and St Philip Howard. The diocese has 140 churches (as of 2005), 81 of which were visited for Taking Stock.



Brighton (Patcham) – St Thomas More

An interesting ‘modern’ church building with a pleasant and functional feel. It would be interesting to know more... Read More

Brighton (Preston Park) – St Mary

The church is built of Kentish ragstone with Bath stone dressings and a roof covered in Cornish slate. The first Mass... Read More

Burgess Hill – St Wilfrid

A well-designed simple building with some unusually interesting and high quality furnishings and fittings, especially... Read More

Burwash – Christ the King

A simple brick church of the late 1960s, notable for dalle de verre glass by Charles Norris OSB.The church was built... Read More

Caterham – The Sacred Heart of Jesus

A building of considerable interest, both on account of its architectural quality and because it is the work of Edward... Read More

Chertsey – St Anne

A sturdy Gothic Revival church, very conservative in design for its date. Although not very exciting as a building, it... Read More

Chichester – St Richard of Chichester

St Richards is an unremarkable building but contains an extensive scheme of stained glass, an early use in the UK of... Read More

Chiddingfold – St Theresa of Avila

A traditional design, combining Romanesque and Tudor elements, and perhaps the best of Henry Bingham Towner's churches... Read More

Chilworth – St Augustine’s Abbey

An early design by F. A. Walters, in a fine setting.The monastery and its church were completed in June 1892 (not... Read More

Cobham – The Sacred Heart

A decidedly pretty design, unusual in Goodhart-Rendel’s oeuvre in combining Georgian vernacular and subtle Mannerist... Read More

Crawley – St Edward the Confessor

Crawley was designated a New Town in 1947 but growth was slow at first.  By 1963 the population had risen to... Read More

Crawley – St Francis and St Anthony

A substantial work by Goodhart Rendel in his inimitable brick style.Built in 1955-9, the church of St Francis is a... Read More

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