Welcome to St Martin's Brighton

A Church at the Heart of the Community

A warm welcome to our new website

St Martin's church, set in the very heart of Brighton, now sharing the dedication with St Wilfred and St Alban (titles of two parishes in the former Resurrection Team) was consecrated in 1875 as the memorial to Fr. Henry Wagner, one of Brighton's longest serving vicars and builder of churches. Originally it was to have two further purposes, one to be the Garrison Church of Brighton and the other to serve the community in and around the Lewes Road. The latter remains its purpose today.

Parish Priest - The Rev'd Canon Trevor Buxton SSC


Following the Archbishop's instructions public worship is suspended, and the Church is closed until further notice.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”


Beaumont Lauder Brandie

Fr Beau, Parish Priest here (1977-2011) died yesterday [19 v 20] after a stoic battle with cancer since January.
A candle burns for him at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Church.

May he rest in peace.



Martin Paine

 22nd May 2020

Surrounded by his immediate family and Father Trevor representing his spiritual family, Martin received the Last Rites of the Church yesterday afternoon and died only hours later.

We extend our love, sympathy and prayers to Lynne, Lara, Daniel and Martin’s wider family and at the same time give thanks to God for his loyal service to his spiritual family here.

May he rest in peace.


Here at St Martin's we are committed to good safeguarding practices, and the safety and well being of all those in our community. If you wish to raise a safeguarding concern or would like more information please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer,  Claire Phelan on 01273 700361

Our Safeguarding policy can be downloaded below. 

Diocese of Chichester

Further information regarding Safeguarding within the Diocese of Chichester can be found using the below link.