Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  East Sussex  /  Brighton and Hove  /  Brighton  /  Historic Sites  /  St Peter's

St Peter's, Brighton

3.8
#7 of 9 in Historic Sites in Brighton
Religious Site Historic Site
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".
Make St Peter's a part of your Brighton vacation plans using our Brighton vacation route planner.
Source
Create an itinerary including St Peter's
map

Plans in Brighton by other users

4 days in Brighton BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM QATAR July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Brighton BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Brighton BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Brighton BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Brighton BY A USER FROM CANADA September, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Brighton BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Brighton BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Brighton BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Brighton BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Brighton BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, kids, relaxing, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, relaxing, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Brighton and Hove BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Plan your trip to Brighton

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Brighton

During the height of the tourist season and on most weekends Brighton is a very congested city, where driving is difficult and parking is limited in the central areas most frequented by tourists. Avoid getting stressed out by staying at a self-catering apartment or a private B&B farther away from this part of town. Brighton's famous nightlife may be a bit far from there, but you can still enjoy seafront walks, good restaurants, and excellent shopping. Private seafront lodgings allow you to enjoy your stay quietly in comfort, while remaining within walking distance of Brighton's best beaches. 
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
29 reviews
Google
4.1
  • 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 »
Google
  • 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