Brighton and Hove – Ascension, Westdene (Patcham)

The church was built in 1958 to the design of J Wells-Thorpe, then of Gotch and Partners (ICBS).  Though in itself a plain brick rectangle with a low-pitched roof, marked as a church only by a cross on the roof, its siting is ingenious.  It stands on a slope, approached by steps from road-level that run up past a hall on that level.


Chancel stalls etc:  Designed by the architect (BE(E) p275).
Communion table: J Cribb did the carving (ibid).

Photo: The Voice of Hassocks