The five churches are set in a beautiful part of East Sussex, largely within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the South Downs National Park. The five parishes lie between the coastal town of Eastbourne and the historic county town of Lewes. The five churches are normally open from 10.00 am till dusk. Details of service times can be found here. The church sketches are by Julie Little.
For more detailed information about a church and its history, please click on its sketch.
Key Features: St Pancras notably represents a mosaic of early and medieval periods of architecture in one building. There is a 13th century pottery urn and leper’s window behind the priest’s stall in the Chancel. The East Window has a stained glass depiction of the Crucifixion and is dedicated to the memory of William Chandless -
Key Features: The church has unusual brasses and the churchyard has the grave of Stanley Mockford who was the inventor of the ‘Mayday’ distress call. There is a particularly beautiful stained glass -
The church of St Mary and St Peter is 12th Century and was founded, with the neighbouring Priory, by Benedictine monks. The unusually long chancel has stone seating along the walls where the monks would have sat for services.
Key Features: A 1,600 year-