Chapel Royal, North Street

Chapel Royal, North Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1EA View on map

Built in 1793-95 for the Reverend Thomas Hudson, Vicar of Brighton by the architect, Thomas Saunders, with extensive rebuilding between 1876 and 1896 by Arthur Blomfield. Brick in Flemish bond with dressings in rubbed brick, terracotta and split flint; flint insets to upper sections of tower. Hipped roof of slate. The church's orientation is also inverted; the ritual east end located at the cardinal west end of the nave. A square nave, with galleried aisles on 3 sides, shallow chancel of one bay and organ chamber in north-east corner with vestry to south-west and a tower of 2 stages with high, hipped roof at the north-west corner. The style is eclectic, being a free combination of Italian Renaissance, Italian Romanesque and northern Gothic forms. Re-ordered in 1994. The church lies within the area of Brighton known as The Royal Estate.


Opening Arrangements

Sunday: 8.30am to 1pm. Monday: closed. Tuesday: 11am to 6pm. Wednesday: 9am to 1pm and 4pm to 6pm. Thursday: 9am to 1pm and 4pm to 6pm. Friday: 9am to 1pm. Saturday: 10am to 1pm and 3pm to 6pm.


Nearest railway station is Brighton. Site accessible by most bus services.

Parking Spaces


Public car park a short walk away (5 minutes).

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes