St Andrew's Church, Hove, East Sussex

Address: Waterloo Street, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1AQ
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Open on Sundays from 2.00pm to 4.00pm; at other times please call 01223 324442 in advance of your visit.
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'A little bit of Italy in Waterloo Street'

In the early 1820s, the Prince Regent made the old fishing towns of Brighton and Hove the most fashionable place to be.

Here, St Andrew’s was built to serve wealthy society, near a gleaming new estate of terraced mansions by the sea.

Set back from the sea front, the Italian Renaissance style and symmetry and grandeur of this 1827 church by the famous architect Sir Charles Barry, perfectly matches the neighbouring squares and terraces.

Inside, light streams through skylights and dances through the stained glass. In 1925 Randoll Blacking added superb baldacchinos over the altar and font to fulfil the parish priest's desire that St Andrew's should become 'a little bit of Italy in Waterloo Street'.

The beautiful painted ceiling features the sun surrounded by a crescent moon, a comet, Saturn and stars.

A series of fine 19th-century monuments offer an excellent introduction to the good and great who worshipped here in the church’s heyday.

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Road directions

At lower end of Waterloo Street just off the seafront near Brunswick Square on the boundary between Brighton and Hove; find 'The Meeting Place' cafe on Hove seafront and the Peace Memorial; Waterloo Street is opposite

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Brighton (1 mile). Bus route numbers 1, 5, 25, 700, X6

OS Reference No.

TQ 299 043

What’s on & news

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.






PDF iconHampshire, Sussex & Surrey County Guide (PDF, 4.9mb)
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Hampshire, Sussex & Surrey. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Community information for St Andrew's Church, Hove

 

All our East Sussex churches are in CCT’s South East region. 

About the Friends of Hove Church

Visit the Friends Website

 Contact email: gerrymccrudden@hotmail.co.uk

Useful local links

Visit Sussex tourism website 

Sussex Top Attractions website 

Sussex Local History information 

Sussex Family History Group 

List of East Sussex churches 

East Sussex is in the Diocese of Chichester

Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

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St Andrew's Church, Hove, East Sussex

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

There are two shallow steps in from the pavement, and limited wheelchair access due to internal fittings.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.