Who is St Cuthman?

Who is St Cuthman?

St-Cuthman- Steyning-SussexSt Cuthman was an 8th century Saxon saint who settled in Steyning, and founded the first church. He is said to have been wheeling his invalid mother in a handcart when it broke. This was seen to be a sign from god that he should establish a church close by.

St Cuthman is depicted in three stained glass windows in St Andrew’s and St Cuthmans’s Church in Steyning, West Sussex. You can see him as a shepherd, as a builder and in the one in the photo with his mother in a handcart

You can also see a modern sculpture of St Cuthman’s was made to commemorate the millennium: he is looking across the road at his church.

The church built by the Normans in the late eleven hundreds was nearly twice the size of the present building. It had transepts and a much longer chancel than the present 19th century one, as well as two extra bays at the west end of the nave, where the 16th century flint chequer work tower now stands.

The earliest part that remains is that which now forms the chancel arch. The surviving bays of the nave arcade, built around 1170-1180, have truly wonderful carving on most of the arches and capitals, each one different, with no shortage of the customary zigzags and scallops as well as many less conventional motifs and designs.

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Reasons to Visit Steyning, near Brighton:

Reasons to Visit Steyning, near Brighton:

Explore Norman History!

St Andrew and St Cuthman’s Church in Steyning was built by the Normans from the 1080’s.

The size of the church is an indication of Steyning’s importance. It was a major town in early Sussex. Admire the wonderful dog toothed decoration on the Norman arches inside the church!

Go down Church Street off Steyning High Street to find this church.

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Rural Steyning is 10 miles from Brighton

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Brighton's newest attraction is now open

Brighton's newest attraction is now open

Experience wonderful far reaching views from the moving observation tower….

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British Airways i360, the world' s tallest moving observation tower, will open on Brighton seafront on Thursday 4 August.

Groups of up to 200 visitors will glide up gently to a height of 138 metres (450ft) in a futuristic glass viewing pod to admire breathtaking 360-degree views across Brighton, the South Downs and the beautiful south coast.
'Flights' on British Airways i360 will last 20 minutes during the day and 30 minutes after 6pm. Tickets cost from £13.50 for adults and from £6.75 for children, with under 4s free.

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A great place to visit with children!

A great place to visit with children!

Drusillas Park in East Sussex is is widely regarded as the best small zoo in the country and they’ve created an animal and child friendly, family environment where the focus is always on involvement.

Details at http://www.drusillas.co.uk/

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Fancy cooling off this wkend? Come to our new splashpad Get Wet! & keep your little monkeys cool! #splashpad #sussex

 

The remains of the West Pier in Brighton, south east England

The Victorians built piers around the coast of Britain. Brighton Pier is open all year and is very popular with visitors – but sadly the West Pier was damaged by fire some years ago.

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Rural Steyning is 10 miles from Brighton

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Another lovely picture of the Seven Sisters in East Sussex

Another lovely picture of the Seven Sisters in East Sussex

The Seven Sisters cliffs run between Seaford (near Brighton) and Eastbourne in southern England. They are in the South Downs National Park.

Follow the South Downs Way along the top of the cliffs … it’s a lovely walk… the best known in Sussex. Start walking from Exceat, Birling Gap or Eastbourne.

What I like about this picture is the sheep in the foreground. You often see sheep on the South Downs

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Stunning chalk cliffs at Seven Sisters in Sussex. But beware of falling rocks if you walk underneath it!

Get close to nature at Pulborough Wild Brooks!Enjoy at day out at this lovely nature reserve

Get close to nature at Pulborough Wild Brooks!Enjoy at day out at this lovely nature reserve

Get close to nature at Pulborough Wild Brooks!

Enjoy at day out at this lovely nature reserve. Open all year & set in the sheltered Arun Valley in West Sussex, within the South Downs National Park.

It is a haven for a wide variety of wildlife with a great variety of habitats including wetlands, woodland, and heathland.

Walks lead through hedge-lined paths to viewing areas and hides where volunteers are often on hand to help point out the wildlife.

If you're new to nature, introductory events, guided walks and courses are held throughout the year.There's a visitor's centre & cafe too!

Evening sky photo by Phil Thornton

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Pulborough Brooks is a 20 mins drive from Steyning by car, or 30 minutes on the 100 bus

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