Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, Hanover, Brighton, East Sussex - 27th October 2004

Formerly St John the Evangelist (Anglican).

There is more information about this church, which is situated on Carlton Hill, on the My Brighton and Hove site.

The church seats 1,200 people and has large galleries, was declared redundant in 1980. There were plans to convert it into a detoxification centre but these were rejected following a public enquiry and it remained closed until March 1986 when it was taken over by the Greek Orthodox community.

Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, Hanover, Brighton, East Sussex - 27th October 2004 - MTC

The Church was designed by architect George Cheesman Junior, one of a family of Brighton builders and was the third of H. M. Wagner's churches. It was consecrated in 1840 and was built to serve the needs of Brighton's worst slum area. 

The church was built in a simple neoclassical style and had a square interior surrounded by galleries on three sides. The panelling behind the high altar formed the war memorial to the fallen of the first world war.

There were two side chapels, the north being dedicated to Our Lady (which contained a statue brought from All Souls when it was demolished in 1968) and the south to Christ the King.  The original two pulpits were replaced at a later date by one built in the gothic style.

 The street frontage was remodelled in 1957.

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