St John the Baptist

We are a small church with a big heart at the centre of our community.

Tidebrook Church is located half-way between Wadhurst and Mayfield. Built in 1856, it is a listed building mentioned in Pevsner’s Buildings of England.

The beautiful churchyard, with the graves of many former residents of Tidebrook, extends down to the valley where a stream runs through the woodland, providing a haven for wildlife. Visitors often remark on the friendly nature of both the building and the congregation. A service is held in the church most Sundays.

Get in touch

Rev Dr Paul Ratcliff

The Vicarage
High Street

01892 782083

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What's on

Family Service

Every First Sunday at for 45 mins
St John the Baptist
Between Wadhurst and Mayfield Tidebrook Wadhurst, TN5 6PA, United Kingdom

A family friendly service, in which we will be exploring how God works with us through our senses.

Are you thinking of having a church wedding in Tidebrook and want to find out more?

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Our parish of Tidebrook: St John the Baptist is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). This is Beverley Boylan.

Our Diocese of Chichester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO.

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor.

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.

Our Diocesan Safeguarding contact details.