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History

St Mary's has been at the centre of Christian life in Battle for nearly 900 years. This beautiful Parish Church was founded by Abbot Ralph circa. A.D.1115. The Benedictine Abbey…
The first church is described in the Chronicle of Battel Abbey as 'a chapel in honour of the Blessed Mother of God, in which a priest might, under the direction…
The Chapel at the east end of the south aisle is dedicated to St. Catherine. In the top of the niche to the right of the altar there is a…
In this 'Aisle of St. Catharine' is buried John Hammond, O.S.B., the last Abbot of St. Martin's Abbey. At the entrance to the Chapel is the Senlac Memorial Window. It…
This was built circa 1350. To the right of the Holy Table is a fine ogee arch above twin Piscinae. In the middle ages these shallow stone basins were used…
The three brasses of note are, first, in the floor between the Lady Chapel andthe Chancel, a brass dated 1426 of Sir John Lowe in armour. In the floor of…
'The Church of St. Mary at Battle must at one time have exhibited one of the most impressive painted interiors of the middle ages in Sussex. The whole area above…
If you are looking for information on ancestors, all records up to the 1960's are held at the Sussex Records Officeand the churchyard was closed for burials in the mid…

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Alpha Course

A new Alpha course will be commencing in September 2017 - days and times to be advised.  It is...
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Flowers at Easter

The flower guild will be decorating the church for the Festival on Saturday 15th. April. Should...
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