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A hidden gem

Just walk through the doors after you've hunted round the graveyard to pay your respects to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Caroline E
Such a different church

Gorgeous stained glass windows, interesting artefacts, a connection with Millais too. An expected... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jan K
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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St Thomas' Street, Winchelsea, Rye TN36 4EB, England
+44 1797 226254
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just walk through the doors after you've hunted round the graveyard to pay your respects to Spike...you won't regret it. The stained glass windows are the eyes to heaven...

Thank Caroline E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous stained glass windows, interesting artefacts, a connection with Millais too. An expected find.

Thank Jan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The present-day St Thomas church is a very attenuated remnant of the once huge building. It remains a lovely place to visit and to sit quietly and pray (or just think).

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the church to see Spike Milligan's grave, and found it to be an interesting place. The stained glass windows are beautiful, and it was an honour to visit Spike's grave - he was a comic genius

Thank golfboy2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a breathtaking site to visit. Beautiful stone work, clean graves yard & amazing old designs throughout the church. Beautiful craftsmanship from the stone carvings, stained glass windows to the wood carvings. All round, it’s been a pleasure visiting this church. Kids were absolutely blown...More

Thank Miki S
Reviewed 14 August 2018

such a lovely peaceful church but assume the scene of many a sad event being so close to the sea and with Rye being a Cinque Port. Worth a pop in when down in teh Harbour - it is just outside the village on the...More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 5 August 2018

You never stop learning when you visit these places of worship and in this love,y building we learnt much more.

1  Thank Wildy01
Reviewed 30 July 2018

There is, unexpectedly in such a quiet place, so much to see here, from the ruined/incomplete remains of a much larger edifice, through stunning twentieth century stained glass, fascinating effigies (one providing the backdrop in a painting by the pre-Raphaelite artist Millais), monuments and stonemasonry,...More

1  Thank pollyk115
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We were knocked out by this beautiful church in the middle of one of Sussex’s loveliest villages near to the sea. We were even more surprised to find the grave of one the the countries most loved comedians. Mr Spike Milligan. What a fitting resting...More

Thank aet2016
Reviewed 2 July 2018

RYE... by train,.two hours away from London city. Beautiful village and landscapes. I loved St THOMAS THE MARTYR Church!

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