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St Paul

One of the glories of the church is a complete series of stained glass windows designed by AWN Pugin.

Brighton, Sussex

Opening times

The church is open for visiting from 10.30am to 12 noon each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; from 10.30am to 3pm each Wednesday and Saturday, and from 10.30am to 3pm on every weekday during the Brighton Festival in May, throughout July and August and over the Christmas period. Groups visits can be arranged on request.


West Street

This beautiful church was built over 150 years ago as a mission church for Brighton’s fishermen, or more likely for their wives. 

Set in busy West Street,  close to the commercial centre of this thriving new city, St Paul’s is a haven of calm, beauty and devotion, offering a warm welcome to any who want to rest, to admire or to pray.

As well as the Pugin windows there are also slightly later windows by CE Kempe. In 1996 the wooden octagon surmounting the tower was completely renovated.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Famous connections

  • 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

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

Contact information

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