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St Peter's, Brighton

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3.7/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is Brighton's answer to a cathedral. Beautiful and classic. Wonderful gardens at the back where you can sit and while a few hours 
  • An active CofE city church that is an amazing building from several eras. Services are informal and welcoming. 
  • This is one of my favourite churches in Brighton, It sits in a fork of two very busy roads, London Road and Lewes Road, and yet as soon as you enter, you are surrounded by peace - quite remarkable rea...  read more »
  • 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!
  • Is indecent, the opening before 9'30 mass is outsense, whit child play games and modern music Maybe only the 8'00 mass is right (next week I'm going at that time and I want to see if also at this mass thr opening is like the mass after in the day)
  • This was the venue for Kenneth Brannagh's spellbinding performance of Shakespeare's scottish play for the Manchester International Festival in 2013. One performance was broadcast live as part of the National Theatre Live programme to cinemas throughout the UK, to be repeated by Encore events thereafter and to be shown internationally in Cinemas from October 2013. This is an amazing and powerful piece of work from an small intimate venue in which heat, smoke, rain, sweat and blood intermingled with the audience. Dont miss it.
  • Merryed whit me all angels etc. jijijijijijijijijijiji
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