St John the Baptist Parish Church, Church Hill, Sedlescombe

St John the Baptist Church, Sedlescombe

At the heart of our Church Family is the celebration of the 10.30 am Sunday Eucharist.
The Lord's own service, for the Lord's own people, on the Lord's own day.
The Church is open from dawn to dusk. Morning Prayer is offered up daily by members of our Church family in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at 9.00 am and you are very welcome to join them. There is an intercession book on the Welcome Desk just inside the church door, and an opportunity to light votive candles in the nave of the Church.

Please do visit the Church, to pause and pray awhile.

Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Matrimony, and Confession are all joyfully celebrated here with arrangements made through Fr Kevin Mepham, our Priest-in-Charge.

The Churchyard is beautiful and over the centuries many of the Villagers of Sedlescombe have found their resting place here. There is a memorial book, to remember the Souls of the Faithful Departed in our Church Family prayers, on their anniversary. Again please contact Fr Kevin for further details.

We are the Parish of Sedlescombe with Whatlington 

St John the Baptist Church, Sedlescombe & St Mary Magdalene, Whatlington



Our safeguarding policy is reviewed each year and details can be found on our main noticeboards.

Our safeguarding officers are:-

   Sedlescombe:    Mrs Sandra Davies - tel no 01424 720728  

   Whatlington:      Mr Jeffrey Bridges - tel no 01424 772535


The Diocese of Chichester Safeguarding Team at Church House, Hove may be contacted on 01273 421021 

The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor is Colin Perkins who may be contacted on

01273 425792 or 07500 771210 or by email at 


East Sussex Children's Social Services can be contacted during office hours on 01323 464222 and out of hours on 01273 335905/6