The Heritage Restoration Project

The Heritage Restoration Project

Inside St Peter's Church.

We’re currently in the middle of a huge project to restore the church and make it safe. The biggest aspect of this is repairing the tower, which is the biggest safety concern and a very expensive undertaking.

Despite having part of the project funded by generous grants, there is a large amount to raise for us to finish the work. If you’d like to support the project, please consider donating using our secure JustGiving page.

About the building

St Peter’s church is one of the most magnificent and well-known buildings in the city and is affectionately known as the ‘cathedral of Brighton’. Designed by Sir Charles Barry – who later was the architect for the Palace of Westminster - St Peter’s Tower is a well-recognised feature of Brighton’s skyline.

The view of Brighton from St Peter's tower.

Why restore?

When construction began in 1824 the Church building stood at the gateway to Brighton. Our prayer as a church is that now, as then, this beautiful building will signify ‘home’ to all who see it and be a shining beacon to the city.

Financial support

Restoring a tower in the middle of a city is not a simple task, and as with many Grade II* listed buildings, maintenance and safety are of constant concern. This means that, while work is happening, the tower needs to be heavily scaffolded to protect it and those working on it, and that is expensive!

We’d greatly appreciate any financial support towards the project, and are grateful for grants from National Churches Trust, English Heritage, The Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation and the Heritage Lottery Fund since we started work in 2014.

If you’d like to donate, use our JustGiving page, or to find out more about the project contact us.

Supported by The National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.


Get in touch

  • St Peter's Church
    York Place
    BN1 4GU
    United Kingdom
  • 01273 698 182
  • Contact