Church of England Diocese of Chichester Poynings with Edburton, Newtimber and Pyecombe

About Us

Welcome to the Churches of the Mid Downland Parish.

Nestling behind the South Downs, our four churches all date back to the 13th century or beyond, and are a joy to visit – places of calm and quiet in a busy world. Yet the buildings are not our only treasure.

The Mid Downland Churches are places where you will find a worshipping congregation that is warm and welcoming, and worship that is straightforward but uplifting.

Whether you are interested in the history of our lovely churches, planning a wedding or looking for a place of worship, we can guarantee a warm welcome.

Whether you are interested in the history of our lovely churches, planning a wedding or looking for a place of worship, we can guarantee a warm welcome. The churches are all open in daylight hours, and our patterns of services can be found on this website.

Contact details for church officers and for clergy can be found in the porch of the Church and also on this website. You can contact us by ‘phone on 01273 857456, or you can e-mail us on: [email protected]

The Church of St John the Evangelist is approached down a country lane that leads only to Newtimber Place, a moated house probably originally built in the 16th century, and its estate with a few cottages. A few other houses – including the Old Rectory – lie on this road. From the road, a fingerpoint signpost takes you off to the right up a long path to the church set in a beautiful and fairly isolated rural location.