St Mary the Virgin, (Hampden Park)




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Decoy Drive, Hampden Park, East Sussex BN22 9PP.

Grid reference: 560149, 102145, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Currently there is no incumbent information available.


Earliest Register: 1909.


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.


There are 4 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Built: 1952-1953.

Architect: Edward Maufe.

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.


Parish was formed from part of Willingdon parish. Land was donated by Mr Freeman Thomas MP. The architect of the original church was W Hay Murray; it was constructed of red brick with stone dressings and brown roof tiles and the foundation stone was laid on 2nd May 1908, dedication following on November 18th.
It was in the Early English style.
The first church was destroyed by a direct hit by a bomb on 10th October 1940. The church records were all lost, and only the east wall with the bell were left standing.
In 1945 a temporary church was formed in a nissan hut.
The new church was not dedicated until 1953.Source: Church website.

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