Church of England Diocese of Chichester Saint Mary, Kemp Town


We love to welcome people to St Mary's and we try to keep the church open as much as possible, but we rely on volunteers to provide this service and sometimes there's a hitch that means we have to close earlier than we would like. If you are making a special visit to see us, please call 01273 698601 in advance to check that we'll be there.

Monday: 9.30am - 1pm

Tuesday: 6pm - 8pm

Wednesday: 8.30am - 5.30pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: 9.30am - 1pm

Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Sunday: 9am - 2pm

Getting here

We are on the corner of St James's Street and Upper Rock Gardens in the Kemp Town area of Brighton.

The bus services are good.

Heading east, buses 1, 2, 7, 14B, 14C, 18 52, 71, N1, N7 stop at Rock Gardens (on Upper Rock Gardens), while 1A stops at Park Street (on Eastern Road). Heading west towards the city centre, get off at Devonshire Street (on Edward Street).

East-bound buses nos. 37, 37A, 37B, 47 and 57 stop at Rock Gardens (on St James's Street) and, going west, at Rock Gardens (on Lower Rock Gardens).

Buses 12, 12A, 14, 14A, 14B, 14C, 27, N12 and N14 stop at New Steine (Marine Parade). 

Parking is limited in the immediate neighbourhood of the church. There is metred parking available for non-residents for up to four hours along Freshfield Road, to the north-east of the church, on the other side of Edward Street/Eastern Road.

There is also 24-hour underground pay-and-display parking available at the High Street Car Park, four blocks to the west of the church. 

61 St James's St

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