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Church:St Andrews Church, Alfriston

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St Andrews Church, Alfriston

St Andrews Church, Alfriston


St Andrews Church, Alfriston


Sloe Lane,
East Sussex,
BN26 5UP


Dating back to 1360, the aptly-named 'Cathedral of the South Downs' is unique as a village church. Thousands of visitors come to marvel at its beautiful location on the Tye (village green), at the architecture, or simply to enjoy the quiet and peaceful atmosphere inside.

St. Andrew's is set on a small mound by the river and built in the form of a cross. The central tower and spire dominate the skyline, with a peal of six bells which are rung from the centre of the church. This feature is only seen in about 16 churches in the country; and one of only 2 in the Diocese.

Because of its location, St. Andrew's is often used for concerts and other special events. We also welcome visits from schools and other organisations, and can provide a guide by arrangement.

Opening details

Sunday services at 8am and 11am
Open daily 9am-5pm (or dusk if earlier)


Free entry


See location of St Andrews Church, Alfriston on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 519033  Lat: 50.80934 Long: 0.15462

From the A27 turn onto Alfriston Road heading towards Alfriston. Continue along Alfriston Road and North Street. Bear left at Waterloo Square and continue onto High Street. St Andrews Church will be on the left hand side of the road.