St Mary Magdalene

Originating from the 12th century, the church lies at the centre of this Sussex Weald village, is open daily and is alongside a traditional village pub!

About this church

The majority of the church is in the Early English style with suggestions of Saxon and Norman influence in the architecture. The nave and chancel date from the middle of the 12th century; the 'unusual' tower was built in 1536-1538 and later additions were made by the Victorians.

Set immediately behind and above the houses in The Street, visitors pass through a handsome lychgate made of Sussex oak, Sussex marble, Sussex millstones and Horsham stone.

The old Inn opposite the steps up to the church is appropriately called The Eight Bells with the church boasting the oldest peal of eight bells in Sussex.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • Ramp or level access available on request
  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard
  • Car park at church
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Non-accessible toilets in church
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

Other nearby churches

St Peter

The churchyard has something of the character of a village green because of the array of cottages that overlook it, including Margaret Cottages, once the parish workhouse.

St Richard

St Richard's is an unusual church and well worth a visit.

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