All Saints, (Hove, All Saints)




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Corner of The Drive and Eaton Road Hove, East Sussex BN3 3PB.

Grid reference: 529170, 105020, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


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Building information:

Built: 1890 - 91.

Architect: J. L. Pearson.

Style: Early Decorated.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

ALL SAINTS. This stately edifice was constituted the Parish Church of Hove in 1892, in place of St Andrews. The building was commenced in 1889; the nave and aisles were consecrated by the late Dr. Durnford, Bishop of Chichester, in 1891; the late Bishop - Dr. Wilberforce - in 1901 consecrated the eastern part, which includes the transepts, choir, sanctuary and chapel, with vestries and a church room over them, The church is in the Early Dec. style, from designs by the late J. L. Pearson, R. A., and is of Sussex sandstone and oak. It has seating accommodation for 1200 persons. A sum of £48,000 has already been spent, and in addition many special gifts have been received, including altar vessels, a brass eagle lectern, a handsome marble font, etc., and a number of magnificent stained glass windows presented. The fine organ is by Messrs. W. Hill and Son, London, and cost £3000.

In 1908, the present Bishop, Dr. Ridgeway, dedicated the reredos, bishop's seat and sedilia, which have added greatly to the beauty and dignity of the church. The central panel of the reredos is an historical representation of the Crucifixion; on the N. side of this panel are three types, and on the S. side three prophets, with emblems of the Passion on seven shields below; and the figures over the bishop's seat and the sedilia are full of historical and ecclesiastical significance. The design was planned by the architect of the church and worked out in detail by his son, Mr. F. L. Pearson, being executed under his supervision by Mr. Nathaniel Hitch, sculptor. It is intended that there should be a wester porst, or narthexm and a tower at the south-west angle. When these are built the church will be one of the finest in the south of England.


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