Winchelsea Parish Church 

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The Parish Church of St. Thomas the Martyr, Winchelsea, welcomes visitors and is usually open in the daytime.       


Winchelsea is about 8 miles east of Hastings and 3 miles west of Rye, East Sussex.

Use the post code TN36 4EB for Sat Nav devices and




Holy Week and Easter


13th: Palm Sunday


9.15am at St Richardís:   Said Eucharist with Hymns


10.30am at St Thomas':

Procession, Reading of the Passion and Sung Eucharist


6pm at St Thomas':  The Cross of Christ 

Readings, Anthems, Prayers and Hymns for Holy Week

with the combined church choirs of

Icklesham and Winchelsea



 6pm on Monday 14th, Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 16th:

Address and Compline at All Saints and St Nicolas, Icklesham


7.30pm on Wednesday 16th:

Reflections for Holy Week at Wesley's Chapel


17th: Maundy Thursday


8pm at St Thomas':  Eucharist of the Last Supper and Watch


18th: Good Friday


12 noon at St Thomas':  Stations of the Cross


2pm at St Thomas':

Meditation on the Passion with Veneration of the Cross


19th: Holy Saturday


9.30am at St Thomas':  Morning Prayer


8pm at St Thomas':  Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter


20th: Easter Day


6.30am at Winchelsea Beach:  Sunrise Service

A joint service with Rye Baptist Church on the beach at the end of Dogs Hill Road

followed by a simple breakfast at St Richard's


9.15am at St Richardís:   Easter Eucharist with Hymns


10.30am at St Thomas':   Easter Sung Eucharist




Church Open Daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Summertime  and  9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Winter



We, as members of the family of churches in Winchelsea believe that God loves us. He has shown this love in the gift of Jesus to the world. He wants us to share that love with the people of our two communities. Our commitment is to enable everyone to discover the love of Jesus
for themselves.



Canon Robin Whitehead
The Rectory
St Thomas' Street
East Sussex
TN36 4EB
Tel: 01797 226254
Assistant Priest
at Icklesham



The Revd Canon Hugh Moseley
Pilgrim's End,
Manor Close,
TN36 4BT

Tel: 01424 813588



Mr John Rodley
Mrs Sue Chetwood
Tel: 01797 223458
Tel:01797 226618
Hon. Treasurer: Mrs Pamela Jefferies Tel:01797 222904


Welcome to the website of Winchelsea Parish Church, which we hope you will find  useful and informative.


St Thomasís lies at the heart of Winchelsea and is open to all. We seek to care for all members of our community in a loving Christian environment.


To arrange a christening or a wedding, or a funeral in church, please contact one of the churchwardens



Winchelsea is one half of the Joint Benefice of Winchelsea and Icklesham. Do join us at either venue, or at our daughter church of St Richardís, Winchelsea Beach. A warm welcome awaits you.



At St. Thomasís our main service on Sunday is at 10.30am