St Peter's, Brighton

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St Peter's Church is a church in Brighton in the English city of Brighton and Hove. It is near the centre of the town, on an island between two major roads, the A23 London Road and A270 Lewes Road. Built from 1824–28 to a design by Sir Charles Barry, it is arguably the finest example of the pre-Victorian Gothic Revival style. It is a Grade II* listed building. It was the parish church of Brighton from 1873 to 2007 and is sometimes unofficially referred to as "Brighton's cathedral".History of the buildingSt Peter's Church was founded as a chapel of ease associated with Brighton's oldest church and its existing parish church, St Nicholas'. The contract to design the new church was won in open competition by Charles Barry, then only in his mid-twenties. It was built in an approximation of the 14th- and 15th-century Perpendicular or Late Gothic style, typical of the so-called Commissioners' churches, of which St Peter's was one. It was not a revival of its style in the manner of Barry's pupil Augustus Pugin, but, as Nikolaus Pevsner described it, " remedies this fault by remarkable inventiveness and boldness".
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  • February 10, 2017
    St Peter's Church is one of the main landmarks in Brighton. It was built in 1824-28 and constructed from Portland stone in the Perpendicular Gothic style. It's architect, Charles Barry, also designed ...  more »
  • January 5, 2017
    Lovely church in an area of fine striking churches right in the centre of Brighton at the old Steine. The steins being the river that once passed through this area - above ground and now is part of Br...  more »
  • October 26, 2016
    Sundays at 11.00 (double check) offer free coffee and mini croissantes to get you in the Christian spirit. Very crowded and friendly. Recruitment time if you are willing. Community singing. I don't kn...  more »
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  • An amazing, vibrant church. Full of life and people on a journey working to live out a Christ centred life. We love it.
  • This is how church should be, ALIVE! If you're after a stuffy, musty dead house of God then you'd better look elsewhere. When Jesus returns I reckon he'll check out the 11:30am, absolutely stonking service. As if quality teaching, excellent coffee and a lovely diverse mix of people making up the congregation isn't enough, there is also a worship album called 'Bright City' which is astonishingly original and utterly banging. There are so many reasons why this is the way modern worship / fellowship should be conducted that you won't be searching for a reason to pop into St Peter's next time you're in Brighton on a Sunday morning (or any day of the week for that matter). Praise God!
  • I love tha church man
  • Brighton wouldn't be Brighton without this majestic church in the heart of the city
  • It's a beautiful church, when they aren't doing repairs work on it

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