About Us

St Mary & St Peter church is the parish church at Pett, a village on the East Sussex coast, between Hastings and Rye.

There has been a place of worship on this site in Pett since 1291, and the present building was built in 1864. The earliest records of a church in Pett (the 13th century spelling was ‘Pette’ or ‘Putte’) appears in the taxation of Pop Nicholas in 1291. The present church replaced a brick and stone building of similar size, buttressed on the South side and with box pews. At a Vestry meeting held in the church in October 1863 a decision was taken to build a new church and on the 29th December 1864 the Rt Rev. A.T. Gilbert, Lord Bishop of Chichester, dedicated the new church.

The church is situated in Pett Road, 1 3/4 miles from the A 259 (Hastings to Winchelsea road). The postcode in TN35 4HE. The church is open daily from 9.00am to 5pm

You will always be made most welcome when you come to visit or worship with us. If you need more information or would like to speak with our Priest-in-Charge, the Revd Jonathan Meyer, please click on the "Get in touch' button in the left hand panel.