We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Late afternoon views of Rye and beyond.

A fantastic place to visit, amazing views from the tower, 360 panoramic views of Rye and the Sussex... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Catherine R
Tring, United Kingdom
via mobile
Beautiful church well worth a visit

Visited this church twice second time went to the Flower Festival in the church.........brilliant... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Janis O
Canvey Island, United Kingdom
Read all 185 reviews
All photos (110)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
St Thomas' Street, Winchelsea, Rye TN36 4EB, England
+44 1797 226254
Reviews (185)
Filter reviews
176 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews spike milligan stained glass windows lovely church old church well worth a visit resting place small village huge church flower festival cinque port interesting features buried here easy parking front door current church quick look fascinating place
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 176 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic place to visit, amazing views from the tower, 360 panoramic views of Rye and the Sussex coast. Friendly staff.

Thank Catherine R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this church twice second time went to the Flower Festival in the church.........brilliant beautiful displays and flowers and friendly locals. Raising proceeds to restore their magnificent organ.

Thank Janis O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to see Spike's grave and pay my respects. However the church is well worth a visit anyway. Lovely place to reflect upon life.

Thank john t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This intact part of a ruined abbey is an active church . The stained glass windows are attractive and there is a good deal of history to see/read. At times concerts are held in the church. Spike Milligan, of Goon and much other fame, is...More

Reviewed 10 October 2018

St Thomas the Martyr has the look of an ancient building. Internally you get the benefit of an impressive window it would benefit from having an information sheet of historical facts . Outside in the graveyard is the memorial stone of Spike Milligan almost hidden...More

Thank bayval
Reviewed 9 October 2018

How fortunate we were to walk into this sacred space. Probably one of the most beautiful small churches in England. A fascinating place.

Thank rickyc956
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is a building that is very interesting, once very much larger is filled with much to see. Buy the guide book and read of its amazing history. Go and see it, you will not regret as it is time very well spent

Thank Nicholas W
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Free to go in. Great windows. We chose not to my to go up the tower for a great view. Very lovely grounds with an old cemetery.

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 24 September 2018

What a beautiful church, the stained glass windows were amazing. Very worth a visit. And Spike Milligan is buried here, so interesting to see that too.

Thank geminigirl123
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Wonderful atmospheric building full of historic information and interesting views and painting. Really worth stopping and visiting this church

Thank ozzie504
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
The Lodge at Winchelsea
424 reviews
.57 km away
River Haven Hotel
356 reviews
3.08 km away
The Hope Anchor Hotel
952 reviews
3.21 km away
The Mermaid Inn
1,231 reviews
3.30 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 7 nearby restaurants
The New Inn Pub & Food
312 reviews
.10 km away
The Ship
309 reviews
1.24 km away
The Lodge Restaurant
107 reviews
.53 km away
Strand House
12 reviews
.35 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 6 nearby attractions
Winchelsea Beach
257 reviews
1.31 km away
Winchelsea Court Hall Museum
39 reviews
.06 km away
The New Inn
49 reviews
.09 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from St. Thomas the Martyr staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines