Our vision is to be a worshipping, growing, loving and outreaching church and we extend a very warm welcome to everyone.
We hope you find the information in this website about the life of St. Mary's to be useful.
With love in Christ
Rev. Rod White. (Rector)
St. Mary's Church in Northiam is an Anglican church in the Diocese of Chichester and is set in the heart of Northiam village in East Sussex. Although we meet in a beautiful, historic building which dates back to the 12th century, we worship and serve a living Lord and seek to share the good news of his love within our community and beyond.
Messy Church is for all ages, providing a fun environment in which children and adults can worship together, hear stories, make creative crafts and share a meal together. Come as a family. Come with friends (but please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult).
For more information contact Sarah White on 01797 235118
St. Mary’s is YOUR Parish Church
and there will always be a warm welcome to any of the services or events throughout the coming year.
8am a said service of Holy Communion
From the Book of Common Prayer
10.30am Morning Praise or Holy Communion
4pm on the 2nd Sunday of the month:
Messy Church for all the Family!
Prayer plays a vital role in the life of the St. Mary's. Every weekday, at 9:05am in the church, there is the opportunity to meet for a brief and informal time of Morning Prayer in the coffee area of the church, at which we pray for the needs of the world, our community and the church. All welcome!
Every Monday we provide an interactive Bible Story to primary school children in Northiam. Scenery, props and costumes help to make each visit memorable for the children and audience participation is encouraged! We feel privileged to share the Word of God to the children in our community.
"Thank you for your hospitality and warm welcome since moving to Northiam recently. Getting involved with church events has helped us meet new people and feel settled."
Our church mission statement is "to the glory of God, serving the community in love" and we seek to care for any who have needs within our community. We have formed a small group of people who are happy to visit, so if you know anyone who is unwell, lonely or housebound who would welcome a friendly face and a chat, please contact us.
On Sunday 4th November at 4pm, there was a Service of Remembrance for anyone in our village who has lost a loved one, either recently or in the past and whether the funeral service was at St. Mary’s or not.
This was a simple service of hymns, readings and prayers, with the opportunity to light a candle as a symbol of love, remembrance and prayer for their loved one.
The 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War was commemorated on Sunday 11th November at 10am in church, culminating with an Act of Remembrance at the village war memorial.
A huge thank you to everyone who shared and took part in our church’s carol service on 16th December. It was a lovely service in every way. How amazing to gather 50 people together for a Christmas choir and lead the singing in the service; I thought everyone sang very well.
It was lovely to have a gifted group of children from our Village Primary School to sing in the choir and perform beautiful solos throughout the service; it brought many a tear to people’s eyes! Sarah White
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Please see the map below. We are a short walk from Northiam village green. You can park at the doctor's surgery car park.
Church Lane, Northiam, Rye, TN31 6NN, United Kingdom