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The Bible Studios is Sunday School for young people over 11 years and generally meets during the 11 o'clock Service every week except for the first Sunday in the month. It is a very informal group with activities ranging from arts and crafts, drama, bible study, music and presenting sketches during our service.

It is run by Mrs Jill Edmondson, parents and new helpers are always welcome.

For any enquiries please use the Contact Us form under "Sunday School".


Every Monday and Wednesday 9.15 - 11.30 a.m., term time only, in the lower Church Hall room . For ages: birth to 4+

This provides a fun time for babies and toddlers, parents, grandparents and carers on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Church Family Room in the Lower Hall (just follows the crowd).  This is a wonderful opportunity for the 'little people' to release noise, energy, riding on the big toys and get immersed in creative and imaginative play including painting, cooking, singing and water play. It also provides a place for adults to share concerns and catch up with friends.

We paint and glue; sing and read, pray and listen.

50p per adult + 50p per child over 12 months.

This church outreach is voluntarily run by Vikki Cook and supported by members of the Mothers Union who provide squash and biscuits for the children and make tea and coffee for the adults holding babies so they can actually drink a hot drink!!

Come and Join Us.

For any enquiries please use the Contact Us form under "Busy Bees".

Bubbles is our under 11's Sunday School group for children from about 2.5 years upwards.  Bubbles meets during the 11 a.m. service every week, except the first Sunday of the month, which is a Family Service and have art, craft, drama and other activities related to the Bible story of the day, as well as a song and prayer time.  The children are escorted from the main body of the church to a side room in our new Benedicta Whistler Centre adjoining the church.

The group is run by by Mrs. J. Edmondson; volunteers and new helpers are always welcome.

For any enquiries please use the Contact Us form under "Sunday School".


The ladies of the Flower Guild (gentlemen are NOT excluded) presently number twelve in total with several standby's who will support the guild regulars at Festival times i.e. Easter, when we invite you to remember your loved ones and have their names recorded on the East Scroll, Christmas and Harvest.

We work in pairs and are on duty for two weeks at a time and as we are self supporting we will always welcome donations toward the cost of special flowers.  Except for Lent and Advent there will always be an arrangement at the High Altar and the font and for weddings and other occasions extra flowers may be requested via the Dean and should you wish a special floral tribute at the font steps to remember a loved one, to celebrate a birth, a baptism or an anniversary at any time in the year, we will need your dates and details which will be displayed on a plaque by the flowers.

Please use the Contact Us form if you wish to get in touch about any flower arrangements.

The Lower Hall of St Mary's Church Hall is available for hire for children's parties or other events. 


Hourly Rate £8.00        
Children's Party £35.00



Availability Days & Times

Monday    12.00 noon till 3.00 p.m.
Tuesday  8.00 a.m. till  5.00 p.m.
Wednesday   12.00 noon till 5.30 p.m.
Thursday  1.00 p.m. till  5.30 p.m.
Friday  8.00 a.m. till 5.00 p.m.
Weekends        9.00 a.m. till 10.00 p.m.






For availability of specific dates, please contact the Caretaker John on 01424-777715 or 07522 365206.

Free car parking if you have booked an event or are attending Services or Meetings at the Church.

If you are interested in worshiping with us, then why not become a member?  After talking to either the Dean or one of the Church Wardens, please contact the Electoral Roll Officer using the Contact Us Form.


St Mary's produces a monthly Parish Magazine which has a considerable distribution. If you wish to submit an article or advertise in this publication, please contact the Editor using the Contact Us Form.

Any items need to be submitted by the 10th of the preceding month.

Copies of this Parish Magazine are placed in surgeries, waiting rooms and receptions in Battle but you can receive a copy delivered or posted to your home.

Subscription: delivered locally £6 per year, by post £12 per year.

The Church of the Ascension (properly named "Chapel of the Ascension") stands on land given in 1875 by Sir Archibald Lamb.  The building was erected at the cost of the then Dean of Battle, Dean Crake. It was given a discretionary licence for use as a place of worship by the Bishop of Chichester in 1877, for the benefit of Battle residents, living at a distance from the Parish Church. 

Upon his death, Dean Crake bequeathed a sum of money towards the maintenance of the Church.  A trust deed was drawn up by the Charity Commission, (Dean Crake's Gift) the trustees of which are the current Dean of Battle and Churchwardens.  Fund raising is ongoing, on behalf of the trust, in order to maintain the Church and Churchyard. 

Church Redecoration

We have recently obtained some quotations for the much needed repair and redecoration to the interior of the Church. A faculty will have to be obtained and this is being applied for. Once we know which quotation is approved we shall have to address the question of finance. Dean Crake's Gift is the Charity which owns the Church and it maintains the fabric. Any shortfall in funds will have to be made up by enthusiastic fundraising!

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