This pretty little church is situated at the top of Hangleton Way and is the oldest church in Brighton and Hove.
Between the 17th and 19th centuries the church was seldom used due to its decay and the declining population. The church commissioners reported in a survey by the Chichester Diocese in 1724 "the sacrament of Holy Communion has not been celebrated within living memory at Hangleton." At various times since 1523, St Helen's was held by the vicar of Portslade as one of two livings. From 1864 to 1951 the two parishes were united by Order of Council. Today St Helen's is centre to its own parish once more.
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