Peace to the world, the Saviour is born. On the first Sunday of the month, we will share a symbolic piece of bread together during the service. This does not replace the Eucharist.
Rod is available to be contacted by phone or email if there are any pastoral or spiritual needs and he will continue as usual to help those who are grieving and to take funeral services.
Thank you for your understanding and support in what has been an agonizing decision to make at a time when we need the fellowship of others more than ever but we look forward to being able to meet again very soon when the situation in our area improves. In the meantime, please continue to care and pray for those around you.
Please feel free to contact Rod by phone if you feel the need to talk or require practical help. Tel: 01797 253118
Please be assured of our love and continual prayer at this difficult time for us all.
With love in Christ
Cancellation of all church services at St. Mary’s Church, Northiam.
Following the announcement that infections from a variant strain of the Corona Virus are rising very rapidly in the Hastings and Rother District, the decision has been made to cancel all church services at St. Mary’s Church, Northiam until further notice.
This has been one of the hardest decisions we have had to make, especially when the Prime minister announced that in the midst of the most serious crisis, church services could continue. It is our view however that it would be extremely irresponsible to continue to hold gatherings (even with every safeguard in place) when all other gatherings have been banned. The last thing we want to do is to increase the risk to individuals and therefore to the wider community.
We will continue to produce a weekly video service and needless to say, although church services may be on hold for the time-being, the church family will continue to care and pray for our community in what is a time of great anxiety, isolation and grief for so many.
If our Carol Service had taken place, it would have begun and finished with Bible passages about the promise of light coming into our darkness. Through the amazing development of a vaccine, there is light on the horizon for the world, but at Christmastime especially, we remember that in the coming of Jesus, the Light of the World has come and that his light shines in the darkness and the darkness has never been able to overcome it. In our darkness, there is good news of great joy....because in Jesus, a Saviour has been born who is Emmanuel, God with us.
With love, prayer and best wishes for a safe and joyful New Year.
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.
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.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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
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.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
"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.
With advice for the elderly and vulnerable to stay at home and for all of us to exercise “social distancing” in order to delay the spread of the virus, I’ve been trying to encourage church members by sending out regular emails and its been so encouraging to hear back from many in response. If you know of someone who would benefit please let us know.
We are a short walk from Northiam village green. You can park at the doctor's surgery car park. There are no 'in church' services at this time but we shall continue our online church services.
Church Lane, Northiam, Rye, TN31 6NN, United Kingdom