St Nicholas church, Pett Level 1
St Nicholas church, Pett Level
St Nicholas church, Pett Level

St Nicholas Church, Pett Level

Looking rather like a fishing boat shed, St Nicholas church at Pett Level sits peacefully just off the Pett Level road with the Lifeboat Station and the gloomy, defunct Smuggler Inn as neighbours.

Built as a Life Saving Rocket Apparatus Station, locals paid the princely sum of £100 buying it from the Admiralty. It was dedicated to St Nicholas in 1935 by the Bishop of Lewes.

Venturing inside, the church is a simple affair but with a unique atmosphere that you only find when something is different. Looking up, the ceiling has an interesting maritime design.

On the walls there are some lovely prints dedicated to the history of the surrounding area, whilst pretty stained glass windows illuminate. A little gem.