F.J Meyrick describes All Saints, Hove as ‘probably the most magnificent of our 19th century Parish Churches in England’. It is a Grade I listed late Victorian Gothic style church – in the Early English Decorated style - built of Sussex sandstone and Sussex oak at near cathedral size, designed by John Pearson (his largest parish church), constructed between 1889 and its consecration in 1901.
All Saints Hove has been faced in the last several decades with major problems caused by the softness of the Sussex stone used in its construction; this has suffered quite markedly externally from weathering, leading to surface and structural degradation of the structure. This will be followed by the repair of the two east end towers. All the repairs will be carried out using Sussex sandstone quarried from the original Wealden area of the church stonework.