Old and New Shoreham
Roman Catholicism


Victoria County History



T P Hudson (Editor), A P Baggs, C R J Currie, C R Elrington, S M Keeling, A M Rowland

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'Old and New Shoreham: Roman Catholicism', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 1: Bramber Rape (Southern Part) (1980), pp. 171. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=18243 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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There was no papist in either Old or New Shoreham in 1676 (fn. 4) but four in the two parishes in 1767. (fn. 5) Before 1870 a priest from Worthing said mass at no. 2 Surry Street but in that year began to use a schoolroom formed out of a stable in John Street, apparently on the site backing on Ship Street given by William Wheeler, formerly vicar of Old and New Shoreham, for a permanent church. (fn. 6) The church of St. Peter in Ship Street, built of flint pebbles with stone dressings in a 14th-century style to a design by C. A. Buckler (fn. 7) and providing 200 sittings, was opened in 1875, having been paid for by Augusta, dowager duchess of Norfolk; a presbytery beside it was completed in 1877. (fn. 8)


4 S.A.C. xli. 145.
5 H.L.R.O., papist return (ex inf. Mr. T. J. McCann, of W.S.R.O.).
6 Worthing Surv. 231-2.
7 N.M.R., Goodhart-Rendel index.
8 Kelly's Dir. Suss. (1887), 2104; (1938), 518-19.