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St Philip's Church is one of the two churches in the Parish of Aldrington and shares events with its sister parish of St Leonard. Go to http://achurchnearyou.com/aldrington-st-leonard to see what is happening at St Leonard's Church as well.
We also advertise all our forthcoming events on www.wherecanwego.com. Type in Hove as your area to search and our events can be found there too.
St Philip's Church is situated in New Church Road Hove (on the corner of Richardson Road, Hove). A red brick Victorian Art Deco style Church built on land donated to the Parish by The Duke of Portland. On 9 November 1894 the foundation stone was laid by Bishop Durnford, the first part of the Church (chancel, chapel and south porch with two eastern bays of the nave which was approximately half the church) opened for Divine Service on 28 October 1895 and the Church completed by about 1910.
The work is typical of the architect J. Oldrid Scott who aimed at a polychromatic effect by the use of chequers of Bath stone and brick.
The mural at the rear of the Church was painted by Mr Augustus Lunn on the west wall of the Church. The title is "All ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord". The background is the Sussex countryside with Chanctonbury Ring. In the painting appears the Cathedral Church, a Sussex country Church, St Richard the Patron Saint of Sussex, a chalk pit, local traditional industry including fishing, sheep farming, forestry and market gardening along with a more modern factory. The mural also commemorates "friends and comrades who fell in battle in the cause of freedom". Its theme is the Love of God and of our neighbours. When originally painted in 1957 it was the largest mural in any Church in Sussex. Mr. Lunn was also responsible for some of the mural paintings at The Festival of Britain.
In 1913 St Philip's was separated from the mother Church of St. Leonard and has grown into the active and forward thinking Church it is today. We pride ourselves in our open and inclusive approach to all members of our parish and the wider population of Brighton and Hove.
We are very fortunate in that the Church Hall has recently been totally refurbished and we have access and facilities for the disabled. Our Church and Hall are widely used by many different groups from Social Clubs to Weight Watchers to SeeSaw Playgroup. Please contact Mrs Annette Conkleton on 07808 154203 or [email protected] for all hall booking enquiries.
We hold many fundraising activities including coffee mornings, plant sales, book sales, Christmas and Summer Fairs, Quiz Evenings and Jumble Sales.
To join our email distribution list to be informed of our forthcoming events please send an email with your contact details to [email protected]. Your details will not be passed on to a third party in any circumstances and you may withdraw from this distribution list at any time.
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