St Thomas the Apostle, Parish Church of Groombridge, East Sussex, United Kingdom Diosese of Chichester

Church Services

PLEASE NOTE that our midweek communion services on Tuesdays at 10:00 am have been suspended for the winter. These will be resumed in the spring.

Click on the month below for Services for the next 3 months

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We are a church that tries to say ‘yes’ to requests for a Christian Baptism, Marriage or Funeral, but there are certain qualifications that apply, and we are happy to help you decide if this is the right thing for you or your loved ones.

Baptism, Marriage and Funerals all mark crossroads or milestones in our lives and in the lives of those closest to us, our family and friends. They are important events in the life of the parish family too, marking as they do turning points on our journey in the Christian faith.



Baptisms usually take place in the Sunday service at 9:30 am.

In 2017 Baptisms will be offered on the following Sundays:
19 Feb, 30  April, 28 May, 29 July, any Sunday in August, 29 October, 31 December.

Godparents should be baptised and confirmed, and it is usual to have three Godparents (two of the same sex as the child, and one of the opposite sex).



Congratulations on your forthcoming marriage. Whether you're just dreaming of a church wedding, or well into the planning already, your church wants to help and support you.

We have a booklet which is available for couples considering marriage at St Thomas’ Church. Click here to download booklet.

Funeral and Burial Services

FuneralsIf the deceased lived in this parish, or was on our church electoral roll, then they are entitled to a funeral in the church and burial in the cemetery. 

Click here to view regulations for the lower churchyard

There are many other crossroads that occur in our life – some happy and some sad – and if you think you would like this marked in a Christian way, either as celebration or closure, then do speak to Sharon. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Arrangements for baptisms, weddings, funerals, burials and the interment of ashes may only be made directly with Revd Sharon Francis

Further general information is also available on the c of e logowebsite.

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Revd Sharon Francis MA BTh - The Vicarage, 4 The Close, Corseley Road, Groombridge TN3 9SE
Telephone 01892 864265
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