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St George

An important historic church, rich in architectural and artistic treasures.

Brede, Sussex

Opening times

Open 8am to 5pm.


Brede Hill
TN31 6EJ

The church of St George dominates the valley of the River Brede, and enjoys breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

It was built by the monks of Fécamp (Normandy) in the late 12th century, but was rebuilt and enlarged over the centuries, adding to its spacious feel. The well lit south aisle culminates in the Oxenbridge chantry chapel (now Lady chapel) with its unusual Flamboyant east window, and recumbent effigy of the 'Brede Giant', Sir Goddard Oxenbridge (d1531).

The chapel also houses the thoughtful statue of the Virgin and Child by Clare Sheridan (artist, writer, and cousin of Sir Winston Churchill). Other notable treasures include the Stations of the Cross painted by Sir Thomas Monnington, fragments of reset medieval glass, and some good examples of glass painting from the 19th century.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • On street parking at church

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Toddler Group Thursday mornings in term-time.

  • Church of England

Contact information

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