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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • I came to St Peters for the first time to do an Alpha course with my daughter. The people were so welcoming and I felt a sense of belonging. I have been attending ever since. I find the atmosphere incredible. I feel the Holy Spirit so much and I always leave feeling uplifted! The work they do in the community speaks all the words that Jesus said in the Bible. Truly inspirational!
  • Attended service here in Evening. A younger crowd than the morning- which I have visited previously. Great contemporary music complete with thumping woofer, and excellent talk from the young adults Pastor. Beautiful, cathedral-like building currently in mid-restoration. Gives great hope fo the church of the future- excellent contemporary focus and outreach into the many social and needy areas of Brighton. They are doing the Jesus stuff!
  • The Church leaders take no notice of residents feelings, I do appreciate what they do for the Homeless! But I do not like Fireworks nor do my Parrots! Even after my request for them to hold the fireworks elsewhere they decided to launch them from the roof I have already lost one Parrot and two Chicks, I firmly believe that they should listen to residents and be fair to those who have Avian or Canine Feline Companions!! Hopefully they will carry on with their good works and whilst doing so be Considerate towards those who live in the vicinity!
  • Lovely friendly church. Amazing anointed worship and a good word. Recommended.
  • Warm welcome find Jesus here and friends truth, holinessGod glorified and worshipped brilliant music loyalty humble from early testimonies to our pastor just come you will find it hard to leave you will be genuinely loved and cared for.
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