Tillington Church 1805
courtesy of Sussex Archaeological Society
Tillington Church 2005
There has been a church in Tillington for over 800 years. The first stone church, built in the 1180's, had a nave, south aisle and chancel, and parts of these can still be seen in our church today.
Much of the church was rebuilt and enlarged by Lord Egremont of Petworth House between 1807 and 1837. He built a new tower in 1807, surmounting it with the now famous 'Scots Crown Spire'. There are five bells in the tower, three of which are dated 1572, 1622 and 1651.
The 19C improvements included a north aisle which made the church symmetrical, and dormer windows providing a cottage-like feel. The church was made cruciform in 1904 by the addition of the North Transept, to house the new organ which arrived in 1907.
There are several interesting stained glass windows in the church some of which were made by Bacon Brothers of London between 1895 and 1929. A millennium window, designed by R J Lloyd R I was added in 2000.
Guides to the' History of All Hallows' Church' and the 'Stained Glass Windows of All Hallows' can be accessed below.
A Little History of the Church