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St Bartholomew

St Bartholomew's is one of the tallest parish churches in Europe and was completed in 1874.

Brighton, Sussex

Opening times

Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm.


Ann Street

It is a grade I listed church which is famous for its Arts and Crafts decorations by Henry Wilson.

Amongst its many treasures is a magnificent high altar with a 45ft baldacchino and backdrop of mosaics depicting the archangels and Christ in glory. It also has a spectacular Silver Plated Lady Altar.

St Bartholomew's is part of Brighton's heritage and is widely recognised as one of the city's proudest possessions.

Built as a mission church, everyone is welcome, whatever their reason for visiting. The church is also renowned for its musical tradition. The choir sings a different Mass each Sunday, their repertoire of 40 Masses including settings by Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven, Gounod, Guilmant, Saint-Saens, Hummel, Byrd, Palestrina and Victoria.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

Contact information

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