London & South East

Sacred Sussex

ImageSacred Sussex is the name of the tourism initiative of the Diocese of Chichester, which began in January, 2002.

Membership is free to places of worship and the project covers East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove. It is multi-faith.


The project aims to promote visits to places of worship in Sussex and  to develop religious, cultural and heritage appreciation.

It also aims to enhance the capacity of the local community to welcome visitors by offering training in tourism-related topics such as welcoming visitors (whether local people or those who have come here on holiday), conducting guided tours and encouraging visits, developing attractive publications for adults and children, security and personal safety, and churchyard conservation and wildlife management.

We encourage congregations to develop innovative ways of attracting visitors and interpreting their heritage and to develop educational opportunities. We also encourage them to develop partnerships with heritage and tourism organisations and to work with local businesses to boost the local economy.

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