|Artist's Impression from the Font of the Renewed Church|
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The Abbey Church has the largest capacity of any church in Sussex. The foundation stone was laid in 1964, the Church was consecrated in 1974 and the exterior structure completed in 2001. To achieve an open space on such a scale, the architect employed a bridge building technique never before used in a church. This modernist design by Francis Pollen is considered by many to be the finest example of 1960’s church architecture in Britain and is listed grade 2*. The interior and furnishing has remained incomplete - until now.
The Abbot and Community are celebrating the re-opening of the Abbey Church with Solemn Vespers on Pentecost Sunday, 12 June before an invited congregation of benefactors and parishioners.