St Peter & St Paul, Mottistone


The Church has seen many alterations since its origin in the 12th century.  Much of the visible architecture dates from the 15th century.  The screen in the Cheke chapel was designed by John Seely, 2nd Lord Mottistone, and erected in 1948 in memory of his father.

To find out current information about Brook and Mottistone, please click on the links below to read our latest newsletter.

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We very much appreciate all the support that individuals are able to offer. If you are able to contribute by way of regular giving please complete the form here.

Another way to support the churches is through a gift in lasting memory of a loved fried or family member.

An inscribed Memorial Register is placed on view in each church. Each name remembered is displayed at every anniversary of their passing.

A Gift for Improvement

This might include one or more of the following (rough estimates only)

  • Suspended lighting for the main body of each church for better efficiency, clearer visibility and easier servicing  £2,750 per church
  • Three wooden arm chairs for the those unable to access our traditional pew seating and their carers  £450 per church.
  • Re-casting of the present unusable bell at Brook church  £2,500
  • Eco-friendly washroom and toilet provision  £4,000 per church

A Gift for Conservation (Click on the links below for Architect’s costed summaries)

Mottistone Quinquennial cost summary

Brook Quinquennial cost summary

Recent Access Improvements – 2014

Work to improve access for visitors and worshippers at the 12th century church of St Peter & St Paul Mottistone, has been funded by a legacy enabling the tiny resident community to continue to maintain this peaceful and beautiful church. The funding of £10k paid for planning and architect fees, a faculty to approve the works, all stonework and tarmacking. Previously the path was too narrow to accommodate a wheelchair, and the area in front of the main entrance of the church too small to allow for maneuvering of a wheelchair. The only non-stepped entrance to the churchyard was via the North gate, and this meant exiting/entering from or onto the main road on a blind corner. Now the path enters from a new entrance on the West wall where parking is available; the path is wide enough to easily accommodate wheelchairs; the area in front of the church has been raised to eliminate a step-up to the porch area of the church and is now big enough to allow plenty of maneuvering room or for groups of people to stand with ease. Because the church is Grade 2 listed, all works had to be strictly carried out in accordance with historic building regulations. There is further work which is to be completed, to include handrails on the South and East Entrances. The works have been aimed at improving access not only for the disabled, but also the less-able. Nigel Roberts sourced and recycled local stone to complement the existing walling. ​

Enjoy these photos of the new path

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Wight Stonemasons recently won an award for restoration work carried out on several windows and a door at Mottistone church.  These photos show the ‘before’ and ‘after’.

Please enjoy our latest photos of Mottistone spire which has been repaired recently after suffering damage in the December 2013 storms.

The spire is clad in cedar shingles.

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Susannah Seely
Susannah Seely


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