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Church of St Peter, Folkington
Church of St Peter ad Vincula
St Peter's Church, Folkington, East Sussex (Geograph Image 981666 15025ca0).jpg
"delightfully situated under a wooded slope of the South Downs"
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Location Folkington, East Sussex
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Status Parish church
Founded C13th century
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade I
Designated 30 August 1966
Architectural type Church
Parish Folkington
Deanery Lewes and Seaford
Archdeaconry Brighton and Lewes
Diocese Chichester

The Church of St Peter ad Vincula, Folkington, East Sussex is a parish church dating from the 13th century. Built of flint and rubble, it is a Grade I listed building and an active parish church.


The origins of the church are 13th century. The interior contains some 18th century funerary monuments, which Pevsner considers "very grand" for their modest setting, and a set of panelled box pews and pulpit. The church was lightly restored in 1870. The organ dates from 1917, and was a gift of Mary Earle Gwynne of Folkington, in memory of the men of the village who died in World War I. It remains an active parish church.

The graveyard contains the grave of the cookery writer Elizabeth David, marked by a slate headstone carved in 1992 by local stonemason Geoffrey Aldred.

Just inside the door, on the left-hand side wall is a small stone relief sculpture, commissioned by the family of Ronald Stacy Marks, by John Skelton (sculptor).

Architecture and description

The church is constructed of flint and rubble. The bell turret is weatherboarded, with a "shingled spirelet". The building is listed Grade I.

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