Brighton church frontage unveiled after restoration

Scaffolding has been taken down at the Brighton Unitarian Church, as restoration work on the front of the building nears completion.

The Brighton Unitarian Church in New Road, which dates back to 1820, has been undergoing work after a survey in 2016 revealed its columns and portico were under threat of structural collapse.

Newly restored Brighton Unitarian Church portico unveiled

Newly restored Brighton Unitarian Church portico unveiled

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Marion Bance, venue manager, said: "After months of hard work, we are very pleased to be unveiling the façade in all its glory, with just a few finishing touches to make. Once again, this creative space in the heart of Brighton can be enjoyed by all the community.”

The work took place after the discovery that the church’s iconic Greek classical pillars were under threat of collapse and the Grade II-listed building was placed on the Historic England 'at risk' register.

Churchgoers and members of the community kicked into action with a fundraising campaign and a £227,500 Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

But despite the building works nearing completion, Marion said: “We still have a way to go to raise the funds required to pay the full and final bills and are very appreciative of any further help to achieve this.”

Work at Brighton Unitarian Church

Work at Brighton Unitarian Church

For more information, visit: www.brightonunitarian.org.uk