John Howard Cottages
In 1922 the Brighton philanthropist John Howard provided the finance to build 24 cottages for former nurses.
He wanted to provide homes for people who had given a part of their lives to the nursing profession, but who had now fallen on hard times.
The cottages are alms houses, and are part of the Alms House Association.
The trusteeship of the Cottages has fallen to the PCC of St George's church, and they continue to look after former nurses, and to provide independent living for former nurses.
The agents for the property are Graves Son and Pilcher.
If you would like to know more, or apply to live in one of the cottages, please contact them at:
Old Stiene, Brighton, BN1 1HU tel: 01273 321123
The Church of St Mark was once a parish Church for the people in the Kemp Town area.
As time went on it was thought that the number of churches in Kemp Town was too great, and so St Mark's was deconsecrated. It was given as a chapel to St Mary's Hall school, and in turn, and when St. Mary's Hall closed, was gifted to Roedean School.
Roedean in due course gave the chapel to St George's with the intention that it should be a performance arts centre for East Brighton.
The PCC has been working with local artists to develop the space. It is now used to host everything from Christmas productions of "A Christmas Carol" to industrial music.
(The Spire Arts is now a charitable company)
For more information go to the Spire Arts website:
The Blind Veterans uk
The Blind veterans are former members of the armed forces who have been injured as a result of fighting in the interests of their country.
They provide permanent accommodation, as well as respite and holiday accommodation.
Members who live at the Brighton site, or who visit the accommodation for a holiday, will come over to St George's Church to join us for worship.
For more information about Blind Veterans UK visit:
St Mark’s School
St Mark’s School was once attached to St Mark’s Church on Eastern Road, but when the parish of St Mark joined with St George then it became a part of the new parish.
The building was once where the Bell Tower Industrial Estate now stands, but moved to Manor Road to provide more space and better facilities.
St George’s Church supports the school by putting forward governors, and providing occasional help with finances for projects.
St George’s is also the venue for school celebrations such as Christmas and Easter.
For more information, visit the school web-site:
The Royal Engineers
The Royal Engineers have their war memorials in
St George's Church, and they come to pay their respects to friends who have lost their lives in the service of their country, and to remember former members of the regiment.
Members are very much a part of the St George’s family, albeit they may live in other parts of the country, and may attend churches in their own community.
The annual re-dedication of their standard occurs around June - so keep your eyes open and come and join them
They are also good supporters of the church and parish, so you will see them when they join us for major festivals, like St George's Day