Experience our church communities

Our circuit churches

There are ten church communities spread across the circuit, from Bexhill to Rye and as far inland as Battle or Broad Oak. Each offer their own unique, yet still Methodist, welcome.

In addition, there is the historic chapel of Winchelsea. This no longer hosts weekly worship but has a variety of services and events throughout the year.

Battle

A friendly congregation in this market town on the site of that famous battle.

Calvert Memorial

Named after the Revd James Calvert, a Methodist missionary who spent many years in Fiji and died in Hastings, the congregation here has been reaching out to the local community since 1881.

Christchurch

Bexhill currently hosts two Methodist churches. Christchurch is up the hill near the hospital and is currently adjacent to our circuit office.

Little Common

This is our other church in Bexhill, this one offering a warm welcome to those based in the Little Common area of the town and beyond.

Ninfield

Ninfield is a village about four miles from Bexhill and just east of Standard Hill, said to be the place that William the Conqueror placed his flag after the Battle of Hastings.

Pett

Pett is about five miles northeast of Hastings on the road between Hastings and Rye. There you will find a small Methodist chapel with a warm heart.

Rye

Methodism came to Rye in 1756 and John Wesley himself visited two years later, the first of eleven visits. Methodists have been worshipping in Rye ever since and today meet in St Mary's Centre.

St Helen's

St Helen's is our other church community in Hastings and is currently based in Ore Community centre.

St Leonards-on-Sea

Our church in St Leonard's is set in the Bohemia part of town, just next to the top end of Alexandra Park.

Trinity

About 6 miles west of Rye, and adjacent to the village of Brede, you will find Broad Oak and our Methodist church, Trinity.

Winchelsea

An historic chapel dating back to 1785 where John Wesley preached in 1789.

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This feature was published by Athena university on Dec. 21, 2021 and filed under Athena Stories.
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The Four Alls of Methodism
  • All are loved by God.
  • All need to know of that love.
  • All can know that love.
  • All can be loved to the uttermost.
  • All are loved by God.
  • All need to know of that love.
  • All can know that love.
  • All can be loved to the uttermost.