Former St John's Priory, (Poling)


Roman Catholic.


None available - please tell us if you know differently.


Poling, West Sussex.

Grid reference: 504670, 105615, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Currently there is no incumbent information available.



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 no images of this church in the OPC database. If you have one, please contribute a scan!

Building information:

Current use: Residential.

Harrison's description (1911):

Near the church is St. John's Priory, formerly a commandery of the Knights Templars, afterwards transferred to the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem. It was erected in the 13th c., and in 1780 converted into a private house. It has been recently restored with great taste.


There are no documents about this church in the OPC database. If you have one, please contribute a transcription!


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.


The final building of note of is St John's Priory. This is now a private residence, as are all of the related buildings in Poling. The Priory has been added to over the centuries and now only small parts of the original 13th Century Chapel can be seen. It was used by the Knights Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem. This house has been inhabited by the explorer and painter Sir Harry Johnstone and he is responsible for many of the modernisations. It is said that ghosts of monks and Knights can be heard singing Gregorian Chants. (BBC).

Interest in this church:

No registered users have badged this church yet. To share your interest with others, why not register as a frequent user of this site?

The advertisements below are served by Google; the very small revenue generated when people click on them sometimes covers the cost of hosting the Sussex OPC website.