About Us

St James The Great church is situated in Ewhurst Green, which is near Bodiam, in a beautiful part of East Sussex near to the Kent Border. Rye and Battle are within easy reach. The greater part of the fabric is 14th century with a south arcade and the greater part of the tower is from the 12th century.

We are located on the Kent/Sussex Border path and welcome visitors to the church. The building is open daily, and there is a chapel set aside for private prayer and reflection. We occasionally host concerts, and there is a regular 'Talk at St James' on a topical or cultural issue during the summer months. 

We are a welcoming church and gather each Sunday for a sung Holy Communion. We seek to serve the local community, support a local food bank, and welcome enquiries about weddings, christenings (baptism) and funerals. Morning Prayer is said on Wednesdays and Thursdays in church at 8.30am.

The parish magazine, Ewhurst & Bodiam Parish News, is full of interest and information and is available in church, at the Castle Inn, Bodiam and at Staplecross Village Stores, price £1 or by subscription, £5 per year.  The magazine accepts advertising and editorial submissions, contact the editor Linda Stevens.  Details can be found on this website under "About the Parish".

The parish is served by a member of the Society of the Resurrection