High altar at All Saints Hove, viewed from the choir stalls
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Worship

Worship brings us closer to God and opens our hearts to beauty.

Fr Angus reads the gospel at Mass

Our worship is eucharistically focussed, enabling us to give thanks for the many gifts that God shares with us and all the blessings we enjoy. Through worship we are taken on a journey from confession and forgiveness to celebration and joy as we are brought to the fullness of our humanity together.

Fr Ryan preaches a sermon at Mass

We believe in colour and drama and symbol; that worship should inspire and challenge us; and in being transformed through encountering the mystery of God. Our worshipping community is entirely inclusive and family friendly.

Servers lead the procession at the beginning of Mass

At All Saints our worship inspires and challenges us by re-telling the drama of Christ's life, death, and resurrection. Be a part of our serving team and lead others into a joyful encounter with God by carrying our processional cross, as an acolyte carrying the light of Christ, reading the scriptures, or leading prayers.

A regular pattern of worship

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Sunday Mass

Said Mass

A quiet service at 8:00 am. On the first Sunday of the month, this is taken from the Book of Common Prayer.

Choral Mass

This is our main weekly act of worship featuring music from our choir, activities for children, provocative sermons, and is followed by refreshments. All are welcome!

Other regular services

Masses during the week

Said Eucharists are held in the Spirit Chapel from Tuesday to Saturday at various times. You are welcome to join us for a time of stillness and quiet during the week.

Morning and evening prayer

The Daily Office punctuates our day with prayer using familiar scriptural words and psalms.

Compline

Compline is sung each week. This is a simple and quiet service with plainchant. You may join in the singing if you wish, or just enjoy the music.

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Music

We enjoy a variety of music from choral masses to lunchtime concerts

All Saints offers a diverse programme of musical groups and events. From our own Nine Lessons & Carols, regular evensongs, summer lunchtime concerts, and involvement with Brighton Arts & Fringe Festivals, there is always something musical to enjoy.

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A vibrant choral tradition

All Saints is home to an exciting choir

At All Saints, music lies at the heart of our worship. Come and discover new musical settings for ancient hymns of praise, listen to psalms as they should be heard (sung and not spoken!), and have your senses awakened to the colour and drama of God's world.

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The choir sings at Sunday choral masses and feast services throughout the year, upholding a tradition of outstanding choral music in Hove. The choir regularly performs at local civic events as well as visiting cathedrals around the UK including Rochester, Guildford, Norwich & St Paul’s Cathedral. We are a mixed group of all ages, with a growing children’s choir. New singers are always welcome and there are no auditions – all that is required is an eagerness to sing and a commitment to attend the weekly rehearsal and service. To find out more about joining, or for details of current organ or choral scholarships please contact the Director of Music.

Imogen Ryall and Nigel Thomas at one of All Saints Hove's Lunchtime Concerts 2017

Lunchtime concerts

A mix of jazz and classical concerts to brighten up your day

Our lunchtime concert series runs every week in summer, and concerts are free. We host a variety of extraordinary jazz and classical musicians. Refreshments are available. There is an opportunity to donate to the continuing life of our church.

The Hill pipe organ at All Saints Hove

The Hill pipe organ

One of the finest pipe organs in the south of England

Chancel facade of the Hill pipe organ viewed from below

The pipe organ at All Saints was built in 1894 by William Hill & Son for the newly consecrated church. It was initially a small instrument with two keyboards and pedals. Once the church building and east end were completed in 1905, the Hill company expanded the existing organ to its current specification, high up on the north side of the choir. It now consists of three keyboards and pedals, has 48 speaking stops, and some 3000 pipes. The interior pipework of the organ remained visible until 1915. It was then encased in a double fronted gothic organ-case of magnificent proportions designed by F. L. Pearson, son of the architect who designed All Saints.

Organ history and specification

Keyboards of the Hill pipe organ at All Saints Hove

Since its installation, no changes have been made to the organ or to the case apart from routine cleaning and maintenance, so the organ stands as a completely intact example of a period instrument by one of the nation’s leading builders. The organ was restored in 1987. It was one of the first to be awarded a historic organ certificate by the British Institute of Organ Studies as being of international importance. It has informed the restoration of other large Hill organs, including those of Peterborough and Lichfield cathedrals and also Eton College. You can hear this magnificent instrument in action nearly every Sunday, and at selected concerts and events.