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St Pancras Church
Tapsel gate at St Pancras Church, Kingston near Lewes.jpg
50°51′23″N 0°01′28″W / 50.8563°N 0.0245°W / 50.8563; -0.0245Coordinates: 50°51′23″N 0°01′28″W / 50.8563°N 0.0245°W / 50.8563; -0.0245
Location The Street, Kingston near Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3PD
Country England
Denomination Church of England
History
Status Parish church
Dedication Pancras of Rome
Dedicated 13th century
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II*
Style Decorated Gothic
Administration
Parish Kingston, St Pancras
Deanery Lewes and Seaford
Archdeaconry Lewes and Hastings
Diocese Chichester
Province Canterbury
Clergy
Pastor(s) Reverend Geoff Daw

St Pancras Church is the parish church of Kingston near Lewes in East Sussex, England. The church building was built in the 13th century and is protected as a Grade II* listed building.

Overview

The church building was built in the 13th century. It is made of stone and flint rubble. It comprises a nave, chancel, western tower, and south porch. The building was damaged by lightning in 1865, and again in 1874. It was designated Grade II* listed on 20 August 1965.

Inside the church, the communion table is Elizabethan and the chest at the west end of the nave is Jacobean. There are three ancient bells in the tower, one of them made by Walter Wimbis. There are also a chalice and paten dating back to 1568; a chalice, paten, and flagon of silver, to 1872-1874; and a silver alms-dish, to circa 1700. The church also contains a memorial window to anti-apartheid activist and clergyman Michael Scott.

The parish is part of the United Benefice of Iford, Rodmell and Southease. The registers began in 1654.

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