Christmas Lights Switch On & Carol Singing around the tree in Northiam

Northiam Christmas Lights 2018

Events & Activities


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!

'Open the Book'

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.

Remembrance on 11th November, 10am Service

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. Wreaths were laid by the community groups.

Many Northiam residents attended this poignant event.




At 4.00 pm

After a couple of months of not meeting, it was a joy to welcome several families to Messy Church to look forward to and celebrate Christmas together. We sang two Christmas songs with the children playing lots of percussion instruments as Rod played his guitar! 

We watched an animated film, produced by the Bible Society, telling the story of Jesus’ birth through the eyes of a mouse! All of us, from the youngest to the oldest, then enjoyed making the crafts, we painted pebbles which hopefully some of you have found hidden around the Village and we made Christmas trees out of large pine cones! It was great fun! 

The afternoon was rounded off by enjoying a meal together, a delicious curry followed by cake!

It was so good and very enjoyable spending the afternoon with lots of families, do come and join us in January, on Sunday 13th, 4pm in the church. 

We will welcome in the New Year by having lots of fun together, including singing and sharing in a meal.

For more information please contact Sarah and Rod, Tel: 01797 253118 or email

Sarah White