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Battle Methodist Church

Minister: Rev Philip Wagstaff
Address: Battle Methodist Church, The Emmanuel Centre, Harrier Lane, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0FL.

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Church Profile

Battle Methodist Church has its home at the modern, well equipped, Emmanuel Centre, on Harrier Lane, Battle, opened in 2014. This replaced the old chapel at Lower Lake which had been built in 1826. The new building is a four roomed community centre as well as a Church and the members are eager to work with others to share its facilities and support community projects in Battle and District.

Our vision is to:

Up to 50 people of all ages worship each Sunday. We work closely with the other Christian churches in Battle.

Church Services

Services are held every Sunday at 10.30:am.-11.30:am. but the Centre is open from about 9.30:am. to welcome you and remains open until 12.30:pm. for late morning refreshments.

Weekday Programme

During the week, a number of groups meet for Bible study, discussion, fellowship, prayer and music making. A number of local commercial, non-commercial organisations and public bodies use the Centre facilities. If you would like more information, please contact our centre manager as above or visit our website.

The Methodist Road to Battle by Keith D Foord

Battle Methodist Church has published a book - 'The Methodist Road to Battle 1756-2013' - which shows how South-East Sussex Methodism developed with John Wesley's direct encouragement firstly around Rye, then spread via various routes to Hastings, Bexhill and Battle and all around 1066 Country.

This book is a follow up to 'Battle Abbey and Battle Churches since 1066' - which describes the history of all the churches of Battle, including the razed Abbey church.

The books are available from the Emmanuel Centre or on-line via