Welcome to the parish church of St Michael in Lewes in the Diocese of Chichester which has been a place of worship and prayer for over 800 years. We are a small, friendly and inclusive city-centre congregation and you would be most welcome to join us. We also host regular concerts and other events details of which can be found here at Music and News.
The Eucharist, celebrated in the Anglo-Catholic tradition each Sunday at 10.30am, supported by our newly restored organ, is at the centre of our life. At present however, our Sunday services are temporarily suspended because of the pandemic but we are open for private prayer between 10.15am-11.00am on a Sunday. The Sunday Eucharist will restart on Sunday March 7 at 10.30.
The Eucharist is also celebrated on Wednesdays at 12.15pm, Night Prayer (Compline) is regularly sung, and there is a meditation group (please refer to Resources). You can find details of forthcoming feasts and special services under Services.
St Michael’s is the only remaining church within the walls of the ancient county town of Lewes. It is of historic and architectural interest and has been decorated over the centuries to inspire and uplift all those who visit. It has spectacular views of the castle from the churchyard.
If you would like us to accompany you in your prayer and include an intercession at one of our services, please use the Contact page. You can also use this page to contact a priest.
In the absence of the weekly news-sheet we are publishing each week
Meditation, biblical and prayer resource and links and Reflections for each Sunday.
SEE ALSO OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER (use menu bar at bottom of newsletter to turn pages and for full screen view).
To provide a little solace in these stressful times, we have added a recording of the organ recital by Nicholas Houghton on Sunday 1st March – one in our series of First Sunday Recitals, which will restart when current restrictions are lifted. There is also a recording of an earlier recital on the Music page. Many thanks to Terry Donoghue for the recordings.
St Michael’s Church follows the policies of the Chichester Diocese and safeguarding of the vulnerable is a sensitive and important issue. All adults who are involved with young people and with vulnerable adults undergo DBS checks and the proper process is followed. However, should you have any concerns please contact Belinda Kirby our appointed Safeguarding Officer or the Parish Priest whose contact details can be found on the Contacts page. Click on the following link to see the Diocese of Chichester safeguarding policy
If you have any further concerns or enquiries about safeguarding matters, click here for links to further resources.