St Thomas à Becket, Lewes


St Thomas à Becket Church: ancient and peaceful, where you may seek and find your God.

Nestling at the end of Cliffe High Street, in the East Sussex county town of Lewes

Sunday Service

At 9.45am every Sunday, join us in prayer, with the beauty, poetry and majesty of the Book of Common Prayer. We sing four hymns and you can take Holy Communion if you wish. And afterwards all are welcome for tea and coffee in Cliffe Hall right next door.

  • For private prayer, and to visit, the church is open every day from 9am. In winter we close at about 3pm.
  • We have a range of social activities – see What’s On. Or pick up a copy of our free monthly Parish News.

Enjoy this oasis of calm and tranquillity, whether for a service, a visit, meditation, or private prayer.

NEW! Lent courses and contemplative evening services

All welcome!


“Intimate and comforting … felt His presence … peace, perfect peace … simple and beautiful and so peaceful … a beautiful hidden gem of a Church. We are so happy that we found it … may the whole world be as peaceful as this place”

– from the Visitors Book

Worship at St Thomas à Becket, Lewes


Every Sunday, 9.45am, sung service with Communion and hymns, following the Book of Common Prayer

Events at St Thomas à Becket, Lewes

What's on

See our listings of forthcoming services and events

Visiting St Thomas à Becket, Lewes


Open every day for quiet contemplation and to see our ancient church and its glorious stained glass

Belfry at St Thomas à Becket, Lewes


In 2024, book a guided tour of the church and up the tower, see and hear the 1670 clock strike twelve

Volunteering at St Thomas à Becket, Lewes


Join our happy team to help make a difference in the local community

Make a donation to St Thomas à Becket, Lewes


Please help maintain our work in the Parish and keep the historic church in good repair