The 3Bs Parish encompasses 3 churches; St Botolphs in Botolphs, St Nicholas in Bramber and St. Peters in Upper Beeding.
St Botolphs ancient parish church is dated from 950 and large parts of the Saxon construction remain, particularly in the chancel wall and arch, and in the south wall. The tower was added in the mid-13th century, as was the chancel, replacing a Saxon apse.
St Nicholas Bramber is the oldest Norman Church in Sussex.
In Saxon times Beeding had a near neighbour, the hamlet of Sele. Today’s village of Upper Beeding incorporates both communities, with the village centre located between the sites of the two original Saxon settlements. Saxon Beeding was closer to the Dacre Gardens area of modern Beeding, whilst Saxon Sele was nearer to the parish church (Sele Priory Church of St Peter) in modern Beeding.
Please see individual tabs for more information on each church.