Brighton Churches and Religious Buildings

(Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, England, UK)

Brighton ChurchesThere are a number of old churches and religious buildings spread around Brighton and Hove. St. Helen's Church is of particular importance and this ancient building resides within the Hangleton area of Hove, where it is built of flint stone and boasts noticeable elements used in Norman and Saxon buildings.

In Brighton, St. Bartholomew's Church is easy to find, with this fine Grade-I listed building standing near the Sainsbury's supermarket and the ever-popular Hobgoblin pub, where it was built in the early 1870s, after much planning and discussion over its size, and in particular, its height. Interestingly, when St. Bartholomew's opened its doors, it was the first church in the entire region to allow free admission, rather than 'renting its pews' for added income.

St. Helen's Church

Address: Hangleton Way, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 8ER, England
Tel: +44 (0)1273 419409
St. Helen's Church is one of the oldest buildings in the Hove area and is full of historic features. With parts dating back more than 800 years, highlights include guided tours, period details and many interesting features.
Open hours: hours vary
Admission: free

Brighton Churches

St. Bartholomew's Church

Address: Ann Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4GP, England
Tel: +44 (0)1273 620491
Lacking a bell tower or spire, St. Bartholomew's Church still manages to measure in at an impressive 41 metres / 135 feet, which makes this rank amongst the tallest in the country, when you exclude spires. As you step inside will discover a cavernous interior with many stained-glass windows, while the exterior boasts stunning architecture, carvings, period features and lavish decorations. St. Bartholomew's was built in the late-19th century and is close to the Brighton train station.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 11:00 to 13:00, 14:00 to 16:30
Admission: free

St. Mary and St. Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church

Address: Davigdor Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1RF, England
Tel: +44 (0)1273 736636
The St. Mary and St. Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church, in the Hove area, is a particularly unusual building and one of the few churches for this religion in the country. Travellers will find that the Hove train station is only a short distance away. Just across the road is St. Ann's Well Gardens, and to the north, Dyke Road Park.
Open hours: hours vary
Admission: free

Brighton Churches

St. Peter's Church

Address: York Place, The Level, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4GU, England
Tel: +44 (0)1273 676051
Dating back to the early 19th century, St. Peter's is a popular parish church situated in the centre of Brighton. With Gothic-style architecture, a tall tower, a spacious interior and regular services, St. Peter's stands near the City College and the Victoria Gardens.
Open hours: hours vary
Admission: free

Brighton and Hove Jewish Congregation / Middle Street Synagogue

Address: Middle Street, The Lanes, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AL, England
Tel: +44 (0)1273 888855
Situated in the Lanes area and close to the seafront, the Middle Street Synagogue was built in the late 19th century. With a number of attractive features, such as arched windows, a highly decorated interior, marble columns and many period finishings, the synagogue is just a short stroll away from the pier and the Fishing Museum.
Open hours: hours vary
Admission: free

Buddhist Centre

Address: 17 Tichbourne Street, North Laine, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UR, England
Tel: +44 (0)1273 772090
The Buddhist Centre, in the North Laine area, serves as the principal Buddhist complex for miles. With dedicated spaces for meditation and contemplation, the Buddhist Centre also features a bookshop and tea room.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 12:00 to 15:00
Admission: free