Welcome to the website of the united benefice of Ticehurst and Flimwell.
The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin in Ticehurst, East Sussex has two services every Sunday. The earliest fabric of the building is 14th century and is surrounded by three acres of churchyard.
Our sister church is the Parish Church of St Augustine of Canterbury, Flimwell, which has two services a month, on the second and fourth Sundays. Of particular interest at St Augustine’s is the chancel, with its mosaic panelling and beautifully carved rood screen.
St Mary’s are holders of the Eco Church Gold Award from 2022. We are also Animal Friendly Church of the Year 2020 (joint winner, awarded by ASWA).
The benefice is currently in vacancy. Post and answerphone messages to The Vicarage, Church St, Ticehurst TN5 7AB, tel. 01580 200316, will be picked up regularly, as will emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are delighted to welcome the Tongswood Choir on Saturday 16 March at 6.30pm at St Mary’s for a concert of music for Passiontide and Lent including works by Reinberger, Elgar and Rachmaninov. Tickets are available from Ticehurst Village Store and online at https://tcc.foxwellboxoffice.co.uk/ Tickets are £15 and are also available on the door or […]
St Augustine’s had a special Taize Service at 9.30am Sunday 14 January, which was a moving experience. Led by Gill Townsend and four other professional musicians the Taize Services provided a gentle meditative time with singing and silence which enabled us to connect more with God. Thank you to all those who made it a special […]
Our parishes will be in vacancy, with Revd Ashley Evans (Vicar) and Penny Evans (Licensed Lay Reader), having had their last services with us on 8th October 2023.
We offer a monthly rotation of services across both churches designed to appeal to all ages and backgrounds. Whether you are a resident new to the village or a visitor come and join us we would be delighted to meet you.
Many services are followed by informal opportunities to meet neighbours and new friends over coffee giving you the chance to make new friends.