St Thomas a Becket church is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The structure today dates from the 12th century onwards and has many unusual monuments inside and a truly remarkable pyramid in the graveyard. This houses the tomb of John ‘Mad Jack’ Fuller. At the the west end is a timber-built West Gallery which houses a working barrel organ installed in 1820. The tower houses a peal of eight bells that are regularly rung.
There is a service every week at 10am in one of the three churches in the united benefice of Mountfield, Netherfield & Brightling [guaranteed not to last longer than 60 minutes].
Services in Brightling are held on the second Sunday of each month.
Evening services are occasional and are advertised on this website, in the Messenger magazine and on the Church notice board.
You can be assured of a warm welcome and lusty singing. Common Worship is the normal form of service using traditional or modern language.
Our vicar is Revd Ann-Marie Crosse, who lives at Brightling Rectory, Rectory Hill, Brightling TN32 5HE. All enquiries about weddings, baptisms and funerals should be addressed to her.
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