Churches in Sussex
Sussex is an ancient county, with a dense pattern of Parishes, the smallest ecclesiastical unit.
The history of it's Christianity goes back to the times of the South Saxon Kingdom, which covered an area close to the present borders.
This site aims to cover Churches both as buildings and most importantly as
Bodies of Christians.
There are a considerable number of churches with parts, at least, which are
generally agreed by the 'experts' to be Saxon. As is the nature of buildings
serving a dynamic community, the structures have been built, expanded, reduced,
rebuilt, modified and generally 'restored' over the past 1000 years or so,
leaving us with many more questions than answers about which part was built or
Historically we have ignored the fact that all man made structures need regular repeated maintenance. This attitude results in excessive deterioration before there are urgent appeals for funds to 'Restore'. This approach often extends to the human condition, we all need regular repeated support, but frequently we neglect this until we reach a crisis.
Most Sites only cover Churches as sterile buildings, an end to their self, I have provided links to some of those here as I cannot begin to cover all aspects of the buildings.
Only those Bodies of Christians which subscribe to the doctrine of the Trinity are included.
Discussion on Easter Sepulchres in West Sussex.
An article on Minster Churches is being prepared.
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