St Andrew, Fairlight, Near Hastings, East Sussex - 5th November 2004

St Andrews church was built in 1845, it has a tall tower that serves as a landmark from the countryside inland, as well as from the sea.  The architect was T Little and it is built in the Early English style of stone.  The tower is on the north west corner.

St Andrew, Fairlight, Near Hastings, East Sussex - 5th November 2004 - MTC

Here are views inside the church looking east then west. I believe the organ pipes are decorative, as the church organ is electronic.

St Andrew, Fairlight, Near Hastings, East Sussex - 5th November 2004 - MTCSt Andrew, Fairlight, Near Hastings, East Sussex - 5th November 2004 - MTC

Here is a view of the east window. Click here or on the image below to see the rest of the windows.

St Andrew, Fairlight, Near Hastings, East Sussex - 5th November 2004 - MTC

Here are the font and the impressive organ console, which for some reason is covered with a cloth.

St Andrew, Fairlight, Near Hastings, East Sussex - 5th November 2004 - MTCSt Andrew, Fairlight, Near Hastings, East Sussex - 5th November 2004 - MTC

This brightly painted triptych hangs near the entrance. It depicts the Genesis story. It was painted by Richard Baines during 2000 when he was President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

St Andrew, Fairlight, Near Hastings, East Sussex - 5th November 2004 - MTC

The final view is of the south side of the church bathed in the late afternoon light.

Amongst the tombs in the churchyard are those of Richard D'Oyly Carte, the founder of the Gilbert and Sullivan opera company and Thomas Attwood Walmisley (1814 - 1856), who became Professor of Music at Cambridge at the tender age of 22. He was a great friend of Mendelssohn, and edited several of the composers scores.

St Andrew, Fairlight, Near Hastings, East Sussex - 5th November 2004 - MTC

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