St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly

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A Bit of Everything

We are an ancient village Church that also serves part of the town of Hailsham. We have varied congregations from town and country and with differing Christian backgrounds giving us a diverse richness. We worship in a fairly traditional Church of England style using a variety of music and liturgy. We have a strong choir and an emphasis on preaching and sacrament. We are growing and developing through the Lord's grace. Come and see!

The Church in a Ciric -

The only remaining example in the County of a Church built on a circular Saxon mound (Ciric or cirque - the Anglo-Saxon word related to kirk and circus). The body of the Church is mainly 14th century with some earlier features such as the  13th century transitional wall and windows in the Chancel and one pier by the Lady Chapel, the even earlier palmate string line on both sides of the chancel and the Early English work in the Lady Chapel. The Tower is 1830's.

A short but comprehensive history is available in the church. This is frequently udated - please send along any suggestions!


We are open - and friendly!

We are just off the Cuckoo Trail while the Wealden Way goes through our Churchyard.
The church is open for your use during daylight hours including a prayer corner, a library, children's activity tables and the small kitchen (sink but no cooker) and (disabled access) toilet. There is one step up into the Church,

We welcome all who seek the peace of this holy place for prayer or thought and also walkers, artists, photographers and other groups of visitors, We would be pleased to be given notice of group visits so we can help as much as possible. We have close  neighbours, please respect them!

If you want to talk to us about a wedding, blessing, baptism or other personal service come along to Hellingly Church between 6pm and 7pm on any Friday. Or ring / e-mail David, our Vicar. 

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Rev. David Farey
14 Orchard Grange
Lower Dicker
East Sussex
BN27 3PA
01323 440450 (Vicar's contact details) or 07512 370221 (Vicar of Hellingly & Upper Dicker)

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Holy Communion (CW trad.)
8 am Holy Communion (CW trad.) Said service, the peace is shared, Loop system in use for hearing aid users.
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Sunday Worship
Holy Communion.
Every first second third and fifth Sunday at 10:45 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Family Service
A child friendly service of fun worship for all
Every fourth Sunday at 10:45 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly
Informal prayers and worship
An informal short service of prayers and worship followed with fellowship and refreshments.
Alternates with our sister church of Upper Dicker.
Every third Sunday at 5:00 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments


Holy Communion (BCP)
A traditional Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion service.
Every Thursday at 9:30 AM for 35 minutes
Book of Common Prayer


Parish Office (for bookings)
To enquire or book a wedding, baptism or with a general enquiry, most Fridays and we should be there to help you.
Every Friday at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass

Brass Rubbing
Adult Faith Groups - contact Rev. David Farey, 01323 440450
Church Open The Church is normally open during daylight hours.

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 4968
Diocesan ID: CS0911
Built: before 1200?
Style of worship: Village church with a welcoming heart
Our Patron: Bishop of Chichester / Archbishop of Canterbury
Archdeaconry: HASTINGS (103)
Deanery: DALLINGTON (10302)
Benefice: Hellingly and Upper Dicker (10/178BL)
Parish Legal Name: Hellingly and Upper Dicker (100364 )
CofE Church Info: (610364 10/364)
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This page was last updated on Wednesday 18th October 2017
St Peter & St Paul : Church Road, Hellingly, East Sussex, BN27 4HA - The church is on an ancient raised mound {cirque or ciric} bounded by Church Rd, Church Lane and Mill Lane.

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