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St Mary's Church in Northiam, East Sussex vision: To the Glory of God Serving the Community in Love.

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) 


Rev. Rod White & Sarah White

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. 

Young People


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

Christmas Lights & Carol Singing on the Green

John 1:1-9


“In the beginning was the Word

and the Word was with God

and the Word was God.

He was with God from the beginning.

Through him all things were made;

without him nothing was made that has been made.

In him was life

and that life was the light of men.

The light shines in the darkness

but the darkness has not understood it.

The true light that gives light to every man

was coming into the world”.


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.

Sunday Services:

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!

Serving the Community



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.

Bereavement Service

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 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.  

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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.

St Mary's Church, Northiam

Church Lane, Northiam, Rye, TN31 6NN, United Kingdom

01797 253118