St. Catherine of Siena

Situated in Cocking in West Sussex is this stunning 12th Century Church with some of the most stunning views. We found it purely by chance as the smallest of signs points the church out. As we drove past at about 40mph my wife happened to see the sign so we stopped further ahead and turned around.

Once in the church is somewhat hidden and after taking the wrong track a man stopped us and helped us allowing us to park on his yard under a ‘no parking sign’.

Some work is underway with scaffolding placed around a section of the church but it is mostly clear and it was a joy to look at.

The present church was built at the end of the 11th century with the nave and chancel. The south aisle and Lady Chapel were added about 1300 during the Gothic period and the tower was added.

St. Catherines of Siena

The church is located at the east of the village between the manor house and Costers Brook. The present manor farmhouse dates from the 15th century and is a Grade II listed building. Parking for the church is in the grounds of the former Manor Farm and is accessed off Mill Lane.

The Wall memorial located by the southern gate

There is also a village war memorial which is situated alongside the southern gate into the churchyard. The memorial is dedicated to all those that died in both the 1914 – 1918 and 1939  – 1945 wars.

I walked around the church and took these pictures, just click on one of the images to view as a gallery.

More information can be found by clicking ‘HERE’

Other links:

https://www.achurchnearyou.com/cocking-st-catherine-of-siena/

http://www.sussexparishchurches.org/spc_V31/west-sussex/23-west-sussex-c-d/403-cocking-st-catherine-of-siena

http://www.gravelroots.net/cocking/mapage1.html