Open daily for services, meditation, prayer and visits


St Thomas à Becket is an ancient and peaceful church, situated at the end of Cliffe High Street in the East Sussex county town of Lewes.
Apart from daily services, according to the Book of Common Prayer, the friendly congregation also offer a range of social activities in the neighbouring Cliffe Hall – see News & Events.
We look forward to welcoming you to this oasis of calm and tranquillity, whether for a visit, meditation, private prayer or to one of our regular services. Full details in our monthly Parish News.




BCP Parish Eucharist – 9.45am.
Join us afterwards for coffee in the hall, next door.
BCP Evening Prayer (said)
at 6.30pm.

DAILY (Mon-Sat)

BCP Eucharist at 7am
BCP Evening Prayer at 6pm


BCP Eucharist (said) at 10am

We are corporate members of the PBSprayer-book-logo


Many of our visitors, often from far and wide, leave us heartfelt comments which we share with you….

“Thank you for the tranquility and time spent in thought whilst here. May God continue to guide us all.”

GMcG, Brighton

“Great to visit such a historic and tranquil church; beautiful stained glass.”

PMBJ, Angus

“I first came to this church in wartime with my grandmother; am so glad it is still here. I loved Lewes.”

RA, Vancouver

Thank you for providing a resting place between travels; and to St Thomas for his protection, and the ‘powers that be’ for remaining open.

Carole, Cornwall

“Thank you for keeping this lovely little gem open.”

L&D N, Cornwall, NY

“Thank you for keeping this church open. I found myself moved by a sense of tradition. Jesus is alive and I pray that those who visit here will sense His love for them.”

CS, East Sussex

“I am a direct male descendent of Marjory and James Morris, two of the [17] Sussex Martyrs burnt at the stake in Lewes. I had to visit.”

SM, Australia

“What a wonderful place to visit and absorb the magical atmosphere. Our ancestors were married here – in 1802!”

J&J G, Suffolk

“At last, I have found a church using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.”

ML, Sittingbourne