Organisations – Brightling, East Sussex – village website

The Church

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…

Cricket Club

The cricket pitch is located in Brightling Park – go down the lane that runs through Ox Lodge. Friendly matches take place on Sundays from May to mid September.  Spectators are welcome to come along.  Tea is usually served around 4.45pm and visitors are welcome to a beverage or food after the players have eaten for…

Flower & Dog Show

The annual Brightling Flower & Dog Show is a quintessentially English summer tradition that has been held for over 100 years. This year’s Show takes place on Saturday 20th July.

Library Services

As well as the library building (the nearest public libraries are in Battle and Heathfield) there are other ways that you can borrow books, audios and magazines from East Sussex library services The “E-library” You can “borrow” books and magazines from the East Sussex library by downloading them to your computer or tablet.  There is now a new…

Robertsbridge Arts Partnership

Our aim is to continue to educate, entertain and amuse all ages in the local community and to offer an increasingly wide variety of events covering the cultural spectrum.

Stoolball Club

Stoolball is a sport that dates back to at least the 15th century, originating in Sussex. It may be an ancestor of cricket, baseball and rounders. In fact stoolball is sometimes called “Cricket in the air”. Traditionally it was played by milkmaids who used their milking stools as a wicket. It is similar to Twenty20…

Veg Club

Once a month a group of enthusiastic gardeners meets in Brightling (at a different house each time) to discuss gardening, receive and pass on advice, swap seeds, and occasionally to have a professional talk or demonstration. If you are interested in joining Veg Club contact Cynthia Donald: Email:  Telephone: 01424 838287

Brightling Cafe

Brightling Cafe is held in the village hall 10am-noon on the last Saturday of the month March-November (excluding August). Delicious cakes and gossip.

Village Hall

Brightling, East Sussex TN32 5HH The village hall is located at the heart of the picturesque village of Brightling, East Sussex, close to the church, in spectacular countryside and amidst the Jack Fuller follies. It has a rear garden with extensive views, being fenced and safe for children. Hire the hall The village hall has…

Village Trust

The Brightling Village Trust is a charity set up in 1987. It exists to support charitable purposes in Brightling and can make grants to individuals and to relieve hardship. This gives the trustees discretion to support a wide range of activities which will benefit people in Brightling and which are not otherwise supported. Most recently,…


7:00 to 8:15 pm every Monday, in the Village Hall

Annual reports from Village Organisations

At the annual Village Assembly, which is held every April, various village organizations present reports on their activities over the preceding year. These reports can be accessed via the links below. 2020 – no reports due to COVID-19 2019 reports 2018 reports 2017 reports