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The Church of the Good Shepherd among top tiny UK attractions

The church in Lullington only seats 20 people <i>(Image: places2seeplaces2go/Tripadvisor)</i>
The church in Lullington only seats 20 people (Image: places2seeplaces2go/Tripadvisor)

A small Sussex church has been named among the most captivating tiny tourist attractions in the UK.

The Church of the Good Shepherd in Lullington is featured among the seven attractions included in the list from The Times.

Introducing the list they wrote: "Take a literal mini-break with our pick of the UK’s best pint-sized places to visit which are tucked away in some of the country’s most scenic corners.

"Whether looming over a tiny village in the Cotswolds or taking a seat in a train carriage cinema, you’ll feel like Gulliver discovering Lilliput."

Great British Life: Evening services at the church take place by candlelightEvening services at the church take place by candlelight (Image: places2seeplaces2go/Tripadvisor)

The full list of the best tiny tourist attractions can be found on The Times website here.

What did The Times say about The Church of the Good Shepherd?

Discussing the church, The Times wrote: "As well as being the smallest church in Sussex, the 13th-century Good Shepherd in Lullington also holds the rare honour of being perhaps the only ecclesiastical house to inspire an alt-rock song.

"The band British Sea Power used its organ on their (somewhat unimaginatively named) track The Smallest Church in Sussex.

"Just 16 sq ft and seating only 20, it used to be the chancel of a larger structure, believed to have been razed by fire during the 1600s.

"As the church has no electricity, evening services are still conducted by candlelight (free; nationalchurchestrust.org).

Great British Life: A view inside the churchA view inside the church (Image: Laurie P/Tripadvisor)

"Head to Wingrove House, in the nearby village of Alfriston, for log fires and a top-notch afternoon tea served with Sussex sparkling wine."

From 13 reviews on Tripadvisor The Church of the Good Shepherd has earned a 4.5/5 score.

One reviewer shared: "It was lovely to find this tiny lovely church up a narrow track and by beautiful June flowers in nearby garden. Probably best visited if you are walking in the area - there is space for maybe two cars at the bottom of the footpath but quite tricky.

"The church is on top of a small hill so there are lovely views and it is a moving place to visit."

Another person wrote: "This little chapel is a a marvel ~ pew seating for about 20 or so and well maintained. It is tucked away but well worth a visit after a short walk from Alfriston."



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