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!
Your Community ....
Northiam Parish Magazine is edited and produced by St Mary's Church Churchwarden Geoff Brown.
St. Mary’s Church Christmas Choir
Following the success of our Christmas Choir last year I am hoping to regather the singers of Northiam to sing in our evening carol service on Sunday 22nd December in St. Mary’s Church.
It was such a joy to share in leading the singing at the service, we were all ages, men, women and children, it was great fun and a lovely service of joy and celebration. We will have at least two rehearsals before the service, dates to be confirmed. There is no age limit or audition required for anyone who would like to join us, just an enjoyment of singing!
At the moment we don’t have a musical director as, sadly, Alison Barlow is unable to lead us this year, but I am hopeful I will find the right person to help us produce as good a performance as we did last year!
If you would like to join us and to find out more information please contact Sarah White Tel: 253118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Ladies………….a date for your diary!
Thursday 12th December, 7pm,
St. Mary’s Church, Northiam
We are having a Christmas Getogether, an event for women to come together and have fun, time out to meet up with friends and hopefully make new ones, to have space away from the normal daily routine, time to relax and recharge! There will be the space to sit, bring a bottle, either alcoholic or non-alcoholic and we can share in a drink and chat the evening away as well as make a Christmas Gingerbread house! There will be a choice of yummy puds to share as well hear one of my friends share their story of how loving Jesus has changed their life!
I hope you and your friends will be able to come! Please bring a contribution of £6 towards the cost of the event, a bottle and any decoration you would like to put on your gingerbread house e.g. sweets etc, the gingerbread house kits and icing will be provided. It should be lots of fun!
To book your place please contact me 07791 887 557 or email email@example.com
See you there!
Sarah White. Mary’s Church, Northiam
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!
Each term 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."
"There is so much going on in Northiam and thanks to the parish magazine we can keep up with all the events."
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 Church, Northiam 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 St Mary's Church, Northiam, 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