St Philip, Hove

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St Philip's Church is situated in New Church Road, Hove (on the corner of Richardson Road, Hove). It is one of two churches in the Parish of Aldrington, the other being St Leonard's, about a mile to the west on New Church Road.

St Philip's is a red brick, flint and portland stone Arts and Crafts style church built on land donated to the Parish by The Duke of Portland to accomodate the rapidly increasing population of West Hove in the early 20th century. 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 was completed by about 1910. The building is typical of the architect J. Oldrid Scott who aimed at a polychromatic effect by the use of chequers of stone, flint and brick.

In the 1950s it was realised that the west end of the church had never been consecrated (Bishop Durnford died en route to a consecration in 1895) and the opportunity was taken to create a church hall, using money from the sale of half the Vicarage garden. The mural at the rear of the Church was painted by Mr Augustus Lunn on the new west wall. The title is The Sussex Benedicite. The background is the Sussex countryside with Chanctonbury Ring to the upper left hand side. The mural includes Chichester Cathedral, a Sussex downland church, St Richard, the Patron Saint of Sussex, a chalk pit, local traditional industries 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" in the Second World War. When originally painted in 1957 it was the largest mural in any Church in Sussex. Mr. Lunn, a pupil of Hans Friebusch, was also responsible for some of the mural paintings at The Festival of Britain. The Church Hall was totally refurbished in 2009 and we have access and facilities for the disabled in both Church and Hall.

Since 2010 St Philip's has been part of the Parish of Aldrington which replaced the Group Benefice set up in 1989.

With St Leonard's we share a relaxed and liberal traditional form of worship. We are proud to consider ourselves inclusive, and we welcome everyone regardless of gender, sexuality, age, ethnicity, ability, and political opinions.  Both spaces are widely used by many different community and commercial groups, and by the congregation for fundraising and social events, which are advertised on our notice boards and in the local press. There is a virtual tour of the Church on Google streetview. Please contact  Mrs Annette Conkleton on 07808 154203 or [email protected]  for all booking enquiries.

Should you wish to contact us on any other matter please ring the Rector, Stephen Terry, on 01273  737915, or email [email protected]

 

 

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Rev Stephen Terry
The Rectory
77 New Church Road
Hove
BN3 4BB
(01273) 737915

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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
Midnight Mass
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Eucharist
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
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Sunday

Eucharist
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
Sanctuary
An hour of peace and contemplation at the beginning of the working week.
Every third Sunday at 4:00 PM for 1 hour

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

Saturday

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
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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
Midnight Mass
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Eucharist
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 11:00 AM 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
Bookings

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

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

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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: acny.uk/5000/
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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

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