Worthing St Paul, Sussex Genealogy

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Parish History

Worthing St paul was built initially as a chapel within Broadwater, Sussex Ancient Parish. It was formed as an Ecclesiastical parish.The church is now redundant.

The chapel, later church, of ST. PAUL was designed by J. B. Rebecca, and the interior was finished by Edward Hide of Worthing. It is of brick, partly stuccoed, having a Doric portico with four columns at the east end, with a bell-cupola behind it. As originally built the chancel was at the east end and there were galleries on all sides. There was a vestry by 1824. The chapel was reconstructed in 1893 when an Italianate chancel was added at the west end. A new vestry had been added by 1903. The rector of Broadwater gave the plate, of silver, in 1812 and his wife gave a piece in 1820; Edward Ogle gave the first organ. In 1894 the dean and chapter of Chichester presented a font, probably 15th-century, from the cathedral. From Worthing: Churches', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 1: Bramber Rape (Southern Part) (1980), pp. 119-122. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=18230&strquery=Worthing


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Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Sussex Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

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