There is a fascinating site on Facebook called Derelict in the UK which has very recently published these photos of the Congregational Church that sits on the junction of London Road and Pevensey Road in St Leonards.
According to the site the beautiful sandstone church first opened in 1864.
Like many old churches it is now missing its original spire that was badly damaged in the storm of 1987 and had to be removed.
The chruch remained in service until 2002 when escalating repair bills and what the Derelict UK site describes as, ‘a few instances of burglaries’ resulted in its closure – although it was only officially classed as disused in 2008.
It was marked as Grade II listed in 2003.
In 2012 the old church was bought by a new owner and renovation work continued, it was sold again last year. Derelict UK says the new owner is hoping to open it as an arts and antiques centre with a cafe in the tower.
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