Old St Helen's Church, Ore Place

Old St Helen's Church, Ore Place, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 2LR View on map

Old St Helen's Church is one of the oldest buildings in Hastings. The ruins have features dating from the 11th century. The church and churchyard is a scheduled ancient monument and the church can be visited at any time. Interpretation panels can help guide your visit. The Friends of Old St Helen's Church occasionally hold open days when it is possible to access the new stair within the tower and enjoy the wonderful views to the sea.


Opening Arrangements

Grounds are open all year, except for access to the Tower. Tower access will be included in special open days on the 2nd Sunday each month, from April to October and on Heritage Open Days in September.


At top of Elphinstone Road. Turn into Chardin Drive, then left into Centurion Rise and find the entrance into Ore Place on your right. Hastings is approx. 3 miles away; bus numbers 28, 340 and 342 from Hastings Old Town centre (get off at Hastings Crematorium).

Parking Spaces


On road, street parking.

Disabled Access

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