St Leonard, (St Leonards)




A Church Near You (Church of England site for this church).


Marina, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex.

Grid reference: 579680, 108855, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map, Magic Maps


Church of England Clergy Database.



There are no baptisms in the OPC database.

No baptism IGI batches known.


There are no burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are no marriages in the OPC database.

No marriage IGI batches known.

Monumental inscriptions:

There are no monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


The old Roughwood Churches Album has images and notes about this church.

There are 8 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Built: 1953 - 61.

Current use: Worship.


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There are no books about this church in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.

There are no articles about this church in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.


First church was a gothic building by James Burton with a 15th century south west tower. It was extensively restored by John Billing of London in 1862 but destroyed by German bombing in 1944.
On the night of Saturday 29th July, 1944, a V1 flying bomb (Doodlebug) was hit at sea. After veering towards the town, it finally crashed in front of the doors of St Leonard's Church, making a sixteen foot crater, bringing down the tower and demolishing the chruch. There were no casualties.
The pulpit in the existing building is in the form of a Galilean fishing boat.

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