St Wilfrid, (Brighton, Resurrection)

Denomination:

Anglican.

Internet:

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Address:

Elm Grove, Brighton, East Sussex.

Grid reference: 532420, 105248, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

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Building information:

Built: 1932.

Architect: H S Goodhart-Rendel.

Style: Modern eclesiastical.

Current use: Residential.

(Sheltered housing for the elderly)

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Notes:

This church was built to replace a Tin Church which was erected on the same spot, formerly an allotment, in 1901, opening for Worship on the 25th August.
The present building was designed by H.S. Goodhart-Rendel, who write a pioneering series of articles on Brighton churches in the Architectural Review in 1918.
The Foundation Stone of the church was laid on December 3rd 1932. Almost a year later on Saturday 25th November, 1933 the new Church was consecrated.
During the war the Crypt was converted into a public air-raid shelter and an altar was installed. In 1940 Mr Hans Feibusch executed a mural decoration of the north Chapel. The work was a gift to St Wilfrid's made possible by the Bishop of the Diocese and attracted a very considerable amount of attention. This Mural is still in existence and may be viewed on appointment.
Parish merged with St Martin when the church was closed and converted into sheltered housing for the elderly.

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