Open every day 9am to 4pm for meditation, prayer, visits and Sunday service at 9.45am


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.
Our traditional Sunday services at 9.45am follow the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and the Authorised Version of the Bible.

The church is open all day every day from 10am to 4pm to visit and for private prayer.

The friendly congregation also offer a range of social activities in the adjacent Cliffe Hall (suspended from 19 Dec due to Covid) – see News & Events.
We look forward to welcoming you to this oasis of calm and tranquillity, whether for a visit, meditation, or private prayer. Full details in our monthly Parish News.



Services have resumed but with safety measures in place, see HERE


BCP Parish Eucharist – 9.45am.
Join us afterwards for coffee in the hall, next door (suspended due to Covid from 19 Dec).

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

“Always a sanctuary and a haven for me.”

MS, Uckfield

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

“What a delight to see support for the Book of Common Prayer; do NOT lose it.”

CF, Surrey

“A lovely church, thank you for having it open: it helped at a time of trial and challenge.”

JL & PM, Hove

“Stumbled upon this lovely little church while visiting Lewes for the day – wonderful!”

“What a church should look like.”

BH, Preston

“O how amiable are thy dwellings; thou Lord of hosts!”, Ps 84 v1

Rev'd DRMS, West Midlands

“As beautiful as the sound of silence.”

MM, Holland