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.



Midhurst – The Divine Motherhood and St Francis of Assisi

A highly original post-war church that makes best use of its site. A good example of high quality materials and... Read More

Milford – St Joseph

A decent building, appreciated by its congregation, but not one of any great architectural merit.The church was... Read More

Molesey – St Barnabas

An attractive church both inside and out. It stands on a corner site and, in consequence, makes an important... Read More

Newhaven – The Sacred Heart

A modest and much-altered red brick and flint neo-Norman design of 1898, with short tower and contemporary presbytery.... Read More

Northiam – St Teresa of Lisieux

Whilst a simple and attractive building in a beautiful rural location, the church is of no architectural distinction.... Read More

Oxted – All Saints

As built All Saints’ was a composite work of art, paid for by a priest blessed with wealth and good taste. The... Read More

Petworth – The Sacred Heart

A good example of a church by F. A. Walters, built to a generous budget.  The church was paid for by... Read More

Reigate – The Holy Family

The Gothic design is old fashioned for its date. Nonetheless the tower and spire have a certain grandeur, the building... Read More

Rottingdean – Our Lady of Lourdes, Queen of Peace

One of Henry Bingham Towner’s better churches but nonetheless not special architecturally. For its time it is very... Read More

Rustington – St Joseph

Not unattractive but of no particular architectural significance.    The church of St Joseph’s is a simple... Read More

Rye – St Anthony of Padua

An unusual church and very much a self-conscious essay in early Lombardic Romanesque. Complete and little altered.... Read More

Seaford – St Thomas More

An attractive but unremarkable building architecturally, of some townscape merit.The 1935 church can clearly be seen... Read More

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