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History

The Church of the Ascension (properly named "Chapel of the Ascension") stands on land given in 1875 by Sir Archibald Lamb.  The building was erected at the cost of the then Dean of Battle, Dean Crake. It was given a discretionary licence for use as a place of worship by the Bishop of Chichester in 1877, for the benefit of Battle residents, living at a distance from the Parish Church. 

Upon his death, Dean Crake bequeathed a sum of money towards the maintenance of the Church.  A trust deed was drawn up by the Charity Commission, (Dean Crake's Gift) the trustees of which are the current Dean of Battle and Churchwardens.  Fund raising is ongoing, on behalf of the trust, in order to maintain the Church and Churchyard. 

Church Redecoration

We have recently obtained some quotations for the much needed repair and redecoration to the interior of the Church. A faculty will have to be obtained and this is being applied for. Once we know which quotation is approved we shall have to address the question of finance. Dean Crake's Gift is the Charity which owns the Church and it maintains the fabric. Any shortfall in funds will have to be made up by enthusiastic fundraising!

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