All Saints Church, Hove

Construction in 19th Century

By Michael Maine

Hove Parish Church (All Saints) stands on the corner of The Drive and Eaton Road. One of the greatest churches of the gothic revival, All Saints is the largest and most expensive of the churches designed by John Loughborough Pearson, the architect of Truro and Brisbane Cathedrals.

All Saints is architecturally the finest of all the city chuches and contains world class fittings in the shape and form of its complete set of Clayton & Bell windows, magnificent woodwork and stonework and its great 1905 Hill organ.

The church, built to seat 1,200 people, is constructed of Sussex sandstone and roofed in Sussex oak. Built in two campaigns (1889-1891 & 1899-1901) many of the most illustrious Hove residents of the day gave to its building fund, including the Sassoon family who also built the Middle Street Synagogue.

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Comments about this page
I went to Brighton some years ago and I remember this town in the best way....I can't believe that the West Pier has fallen down.... cruel thought! I loved it the moment I saw it. Good luck for all your activities! A German fan of your town.
By Sylvia l. (03/10/2004)
Does a transcription of the names on the war memorial, commemorating former pupils of Marlborough House School, inside the church exist? It was unveiled by Colonel Michael H. Egan in 1919. Does any account survive of the address he made then? Or anything else about Col Egan? Would be grateful for any information.
By John Egan (03/09/2005)
How odd that you fail to record that one of England's greatest composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams, was married here on 9th October1897. His wife was Adeline Fisher. The marriage was conducted by W J (later Canon) Spooner - of 'Spoonerism' fame! I trust you will correct this oversight!
By Ernest G Blamires (27/07/2006)

John, was Colonel Egan the father of Ltn. Charles Egan who was killed in action at Jutland on the HMS Ardent? I have just started to research the names on Marlborough House memorial at All Saints.

By Michael (26/05/2012)

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