St Saviour's, Colgate, West Sussex - 9th June 2004

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.

St Saviour's Parish Church, Colgate, West Sussex, 9th June 2004 - MTC

Here are two views of the interior, the first looking east, the second west.

Nave looking east, St Saviour's Parish Church, Colgate, West Sussex, 9th June 2004 - MTCNave looking west, St Saviour's Parish Church, Colgate, West Sussex, 9th June 2004 - MTC

Here are the font, organ and the church banner.

The font, St Saviour's Parish Church, Colgate, West Sussex, 9th June 2004 - MTCThe organ (& piano!), St Saviour's Parish Church, Colgate, West Sussex, 9th June 2004 - MTCBanner, St Saviour's Parish Church, Colgate, West Sussex, 9th June 2004 - MTC

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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