Colgate's St Saviour's Church was consecrated on 22nd November 1871, having cost just a fraction more than £1800 to build. Although new by usual standards of churches in Sussex, the building incorporates an old chapel which once stood on the same site.
Here are two views of the interior, the first looking east, the second west.
Here are the font, organ and the church banner.
Colgate is a small village which is easy to miss as you pass through it. Sadly this was not the case on the 10th September in 1940 when the German Air force dropped several bombs on the village, destroying the village hall, post office and the home of the District Nurse. In all four people including three firemen and Nurse Hocken were killed.
I am grateful for an email from Toni Barnes who informs me that his Aunt, Heather Barnes, was killed in this incident as she was in the village hall when the bombs fell and died the next day in hospital. She was just 15 years old.
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