St Thomas à Becket, (Brightling)




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


The Street, Brightling, East Sussex.

Grid reference: 568365, 121025, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Church of England Clergy Database.


Earliest Register: 1550.


There are 6 baptisms in the OPC database.

No baptism IGI batches known.


There are 32 burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are 478 marriages in the OPC database.

IGI Batch: M147961 (1560 ~ 1880).

Monumental inscriptions:

There is 1 monumental inscription in the OPC database.


POWPics (The New Roughwood Church Album) contains 18 photographs of this church. This album will also display any postcards or other images of the church which are in the Sussex OPC database.

There are 12 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Built: Unknown or not given.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

The Church was E.E., but has been altered at later periods. The E. end windows are reticulated , and others are Dec. or Perp. The effect of the number of arches of different heights is pleasing. There is a bust to John Fuller, the patron of Turner, who painted several Sussex views for him. His mausoleum, by Smithe, is in the churchyard. There is a brass to be seen in the church (1476), also some good old painted glass (14th c.).


There is 1 document concerning this church in the OPC database.


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

There is 1 article about this church in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

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