Starred Listed Buildings

St Nicholas' Church Brighton: Grade II*

By Jennifer Drury

 
Photo:Drawing of St Nicholas' Church early 1800s

Drawing of St Nicholas' Church early 1800s

Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton and Hove

Comprehensive history of the church is here

A new St Nicholas' Church section contains twenty six separate pages and includes a huge variety of photographs and drawings of the church and churchyard. Find out the origins of the church and how it has grown over the years. One of St Nicholas’ greatest treasures is the unique font which was carved in approximately 1170, from a single block of Caen stone. There is also a stunning collection of stained glass windows created by the master of the craft Thomas Eamer Kempe.

St Nicholas’ Church is the ancient parish church, and the Mother Church of Brighton. It is dedicated to St Nicholas of Myra who is the patron saint of fishermen and sailors; the church is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. Read about the history and the people of St. Nicholas’, from its very early times until today. St Nicholas’ Church is a Grade II* Listed Building, indicating that it is a particularly important building of more than special interest.

This page was added on 14/12/2012.
Comments about this page

Despite my aunt having lived next door to the church for over 35 years (you can just see her row of houses in the 1853 drawing), I never ventured inside, being a devout atheist! It is certainly an attractive interior now, and I may make the effort one day. I hadn't realised it dated that far back to be honest.

By Stefan Bremner-Morris (15/12/2012)

Correction: The stained glass windows were by Charles Eamer Kempe, cousin of Thomas Read Kemp (no "e"), who built Kemp Town. Charles Eamer Kempe is famous for his stained glass.

By Josephine Baker (02/12/2016)

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