St Philip, Hove

  • About Us
  • Find Us
  • Contact Us
  • Services and Events
  • Features and Facilities
  • More Info

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 to see what is happening at St Leonard's Church as well.

We also advertise all our forthcoming events on 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.

Parish boundary view Bird's eye view

This space is for a Google Map.

You are seeing this message instead because your browser has not loaded the program code to produce the map.

This could be for a variety of reasons, including:
  • Your browser does not support Javascript;
  • You have turned Javascript off
In addition we are aware of some problems with Internet Explorer which are currently being worked on. Firefox and Chrome show the map correctly.
Rev Stephen Terry
The Rectory
77 New Church Road
(01273) 737915

Send an Email

  • Regular Services
  • Other Events
Printer friendly list of events


A said service using the Book of Common Prayer. (This does not happen on Christmas morning)
This will occasionally vary fro staff holidays etc
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
Pre-Eucharist Coffee
Come into the Church Hall for a chat and a coffee or tea prior to the Parish Eucharist.
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Coffee
Parish Eucharist
Come and join us in worship at the Parish Eucharist. This is a family friendly service with creche area. Sunday School is held in the Church Hall adjoining the Church during this service. The children come into the Church towards the end of the service for the Eucharist.
Sunday School is in held term time only
Every Sunday at 11:00 AM
Family Friendly creche Sunday School
Triple S
We meet on the first Sunday of the month and enjoy a varied and interesting programme. This term we are making life-size angels to decorate the church at Christmasand preparing our Nativity Play (made up entirely of sound effects!) which will be performed at the Christingle Service. We also help and take part at Parish fund raising events.
Term time only
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for ¾ hour
Sunday School
Sunday School
Come and join us at Sunday School. We have a varied and interesting programme. This term our theme is Meeting God. We will be looking at various ways in which we meet God, for example in our world, in other people and in ourselves. We will explore how Moses, Paul, Mary and Joseph, Elizabeth and Zachariah, the Innkeeper, the Shephers and the Wise Men meet God. In our lead up to Christmas we will also learn about our Christmas Saints.
Term time only
Sunday at 11:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee
An hour of peace and contemplation at the beginning of the working week.
Every third Sunday at 4:00 PM for 1 hour


Common Worship Eucharist
Every Wednesday at 11:00 AM for ½ hour


Over 50s Social Club
Every first Thursday at 2:01 PM


Fair Trade Phil
A chance to buy Fair Trade products, hand- made Crafts, and enjoy good quality coffee and chat.
Every first Saturday at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Coffee
Printer friendly list of events
Remembrance Celebration Eucharist
Sunday 9th November 2014 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Christmas Workshop
A workshop for children aged 0-14 years to prepare for Christmas
Saturday 15th November 2014 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Christingle Service
Raising money for The Children's Society with carols and a Nativity presentation
Sunday 30th November 2014 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Market
Shop early(ish) for Christmas
Saturday 6th December 2014 at 11:00 AM for 1½ hours
Carol Service
A traditional congregational carol service with a brass band followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Hall
Sunday 21st December 2014 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Sunday School Youth Group Live Music / Concerts Regular Book of Common Prayer Services Grade 2 Listed Building Supports Fairtrade goods Spire/steeple Wall paintings / art Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Organ Audio Visual Facilities Hall for hire Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Autism/Aspergers Aware/Accessible Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Assistance Dogs Toilets

Contact Mrs Annette Conkleton on 07808 154203 or [email protected] for all enquiries regarding hall bookings.

Visit our Church

Dates and times when the Church is open will be advertised on the noticeboards and on this website.

Nurture Courses

Other information
Clergy: The Revd Stephen John TERRY
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 5000
Diocesan ID: AD0121
Built: 1894
Archdeaconry: Brighton and Lewes (104)
Deanery: Hove (10402)
Benefice: Aldrington (10/003BR)
Parish Legal Name: Aldrington (100570 )
CofE Church Info: (610081 10/94)
Short URL:
QR Code:

The current editor is: Stephen Terry

St Philip : New Church Rd, St Philip's Church is located on the northern side of New Church Road at the junction with Richardson Road., Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4BB

Our Other Churches

Other Links

Picture Gallery

Calendar of Events

Update this church