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St Peter

A small and ancient downland church which is very much in the centre of the isolated and rural village of East Marden in the South Downs National Park.

East Marden, Sussex

Opening times

Daylight hours.


East Marden
PO18 9JE

Once described as “the most modest and least ecclesiastical looking church in the world', St Peter’s stands on a spur of the South Downs.

It consists of an undivided nave and chancel dating from the 12th/13th century, a porch of the 17th century and a vestry added in 1906. It is built of flint rubble with ashlar dressings, has some modern brickwork and is roofed with tiles.

A Millennium Tapestry hangs on the north wall of the nave.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • On street parking at church

  • Dog friendly

  • Regular services including an evensong in the winter months are held at St Peter's. Please see the Octagon Parish website for more details:

  • Church of England

Contact information

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