In order to enhance the Church’s welcome and bring it into the 21st Century, we have completed an extension to the side of the Church building which provides modern amenities – a kitchen, storage and toilet fully accessible to people with disabilities. The provision of such facilities is not a luxury, but a necessity for the only community building serving a village population of over 200, as well as for many visitors who call in on their walk of the South Downs Way .
Our welcome is deep rooted in the Christian ethos of welcome and hospitality.
The Church is used as a Centre for village meetings and events, such as the annual flower festival and parish weekend. For villagers and others who have been and remain associated with Pyecombe, the Church is a place where they will return for the big events in their life – marriage, baptism, and death.
Not only does the church and village community benefit from the modern facilities, but the many tens of thousands of interested walkers who pass our building to take a welcomed break and soak up the history.
Ours is one of only three Churches to sit directly on the South Downs Way. Our Church community is delighted to share with its many visitors the 800 year history and well conserved historical artefacts that date back to the 12th Century.
The Church and its facilities are open daily between 10am and 6pm in the summer months and between 10am and 4pm during winter months. You are welcome to fill your water bottles, make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy the peace and tranquility of our beautiful Norman Church. If you are walking as part of a large group, for a small donation we can provide light refreshments to be available at a specific time. (Contact Jill Mumday 01273 566276)