St Andrew Jevington

standrewThe church of St Andrew Jevington is a living church where God has been worshipped for over 1,000 years: a centre where you can find spiritual refreshment. Situated in the South Down’s National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Many visitors to the area discover this ancient building as they walk the South Downs Way.

Jevington Church is dedicated to St Andrew, whose cross can be seen in various places in the building and on the gable end of the Chancel roof. The seafaring connections are symbolised by the unusual Anchor Cross above the south porch and nave roof. The west tower is the oldest part of the building dating from AD 900-950. It measures 18 feet internally and just over 23 feet externally.  The walls are constructed from local flint and green sandstone, quarried in the area of the Wish Tower, Eastbourne.

The Saxon sculpture set into the north wall of the nave at the west end was discovered by Sir William Burrell under the tower floor in 1785. ¬†Archaeologists believe it dates from AD 950 and depicts Christ, wearing his resurrection garment, thrusting a cross-shaped sword into the mouth of a beast, “Good triumphing over evil”.

Parish church of Jevington & Wannock.
Weekly service Sunday 11.15am

The Rectory
Gilbert’s Drive
East Dean
BN20 0DL