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Will you join us in our campaign for Stewardship & Growth?

Please take the  time to read the booklet on Stewardship and Growth which has been compiled by our Churchwardens and pray about what your response might be.  We need to achieve during 2013 a significant step forward in the dedication of our time, skills and money, to God.

St. Mary's Choir Needs new members - male and female!

The Choir leads the singing at the Parish Communion Service at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday.

The Choir leads the singing at Evensong on a Sunday at 6:00 p.m. twice a month

Choir Practice is on Thursday evenings in church, from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

There is a chance to sing with other choirs in Chichester Cathedral at the Diocesan Choirs Festival.

The Choir members also meet socially.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Vincent Wade, our Music Director, using the Contact form, or have a word with any member of the Choir. Please think about it. We would be pleased to have you join us.


Setting and Facilities


Set amongst trees and woodland, next to Battle's historic parish Church, our location is perfect for enjoying the outdoors, and has easy access to the High Street, offering excellent learning opportunities such as visiting the shops or going to the library.

Inside, the light and airy Church Hall provides a busy yet homely environment to enable your child to play, learn and achieve, as well as areas for rest and quiet time.

All children are catered for in the main hall, with one area sectioned off and equipped to meet the needs of our younger children. The Nursery has a separate kitchen for preparing light meals and snacks and a secure outside play area. The Nursery is accessible to all and is approached via the Church car park, offering a safe place for parents to drop off and collect children.

Our aim is to create a family atmosphere and believe that children benefit from learning and interacting with each other, and encourage opportunities for the youngest and oldest to play, rest or eat together.

We open 48 weeks a year, Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm, with an option to book full or part time places, including term time only.

In St Mary's Nursery it is our goal to provide as many opportunities as possible to support children's development to prepare them for school. We do this by:

Providing opportunities to communicate through play, talking and listening to children and acting as role models in the way we communicate with one another and with parents and carers.

  • Offering a range of indoor and outdoor activities, whether they are running around, playing ball games, exploring the environment or mark making.

  • Physical development is also about healthy living and we promote healthy eating, good hygiene and personal care.

  • Creating an environment where children are welcomed, and kept safe and secure. We aim to build positive relationships with parents and children, recognising that every child is unique and special.

  • Opportunities to develop literacy and numeracy skills are embedded in everything we do, such as sharing a book together or counting out cups and plates at lunchtime. Children begin to develop an understanding of the world as we explore our local environment and embrace differences and similarities between us. Children have daily opportunities to share in music and singing, and explore creative and expressive arts using different media and textures.

St. Mary's Nursery is a Christian based setting that builds on Christian beliefs and morals, however we are an inclusive setting and welcome families from all walks of life, believing that we are all God's children and every child is equal.

If you would like to arrange a visit to the Nursery, please use the "Contact Us" page and select "nursery".

Alternatively, you can also visit the website for more information by clicking this link to the Nursery.


Alpha is for everyone who would like to explore Life's big questions and is an ideal way to get to grips with some of the basics of the Christian faith. There are 10 sessions altogether and you may join in at any time. These will be run on a weekly basis. Please could you let us know in advance This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to attend so we know how many people to cater for. We look forward to welcoming you.

This is an outline of the sessions, on occasions we may combine or adapt sessions as required.

Session  1 - Is there more to life than this? 

Session  2 - Who is Jesus? 

Session  3 - Why did Jesus die? 

Session  4 - How can we have faith 

Session  5 - Why and how should I read the bible? 

Session  6 - Why and how do I pray? 

Session  7 - How does God guide us? 

Session  8 - How can I resist evil? 

Session 9- What about the Church? 

Session 10 - Making the most of the rest of my life 





Pictures from the many special services and events held in and around St Mary's Battle.

This is the gallery for all pictures related to the Church of the Ascension Telham.

A gallery of the people that make our Church the welcoming place it is.

This gallery contains details of the stunning architecure and features of St Mary's Church Battle.

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ALPHA COURSE: Do you want to find out more about the Christian faith?

Our current Alpha courses are drawing to a close but we are hoping to run a new one early 2018.  If you are interested in joining the course, please send us a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please click here for further details.




As you will see, St Mary's is almost opposite Battle Abbey and has it's own car park.  The Church of the Ascension (Telham) can be found by taking Lower Lake (A2100) going south which continues into Hastings Road.  After approximately two miles, The Church of the Ascension will be found on the left before you reach Hastings Golf and Country Club.

(SatNav users can plug in TN33 0AN for St Mary's and TN33 0SH for Church of the Ascension)

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