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14th February


cake cutting

These couples came to the 10.30 service to have their engagement rings blessed as part of a weekend when they took part in the Mothers' Union marriage preparation course 'Loving for Life'.

All the  couples will all be married in
St Mary's this year.

5th February

4St Mary's has been collecting winter clothing donated by the people of Rye for Samara's Aid Appeal which transports the clothing to refugee camps in Iraq. Local builder, Jon Crafer of W.Tollett very kindly offered the use of one of his vehicles 3
to take the boxes of clothing to Worthing.

Pictured above are Jon Crafer and Janet Waddams, the local organiser of the clothing collection.

2Also pictured are Canon David Frost (with the church cat) and two volunteers, Sandra & John Lanigan.


Many thanks to Sandra Lanigan and Kenneth Bird for the photos.


Toy Service 
6th December

toy serviceSome of the toys donated at the Annual Toy Service which will be given to Family Support Work, a church charity working with disadvantaged families in Hastings and St Leonard's on Sea. 

Christmas Fair

28th November


FROLICA variety of local charities and community groups were in St Mary's for the annual Charity Christmas Fair. 36 different groups were represented.

Cakes, but not to eat!


Friends of Rye Hospital

Cake Stall

Teddies Galore!

Messy Church

Book Stall


Rye Bonfire SocietyVarious crafts were on sale, including some knitted cakes!

Table decorations

The Friends of Rye Hospital

The Cake Stall

Teddies Galore!

Messy Church

The Book Stall

Rye Bonfire Society

Remembrance Service
8th November




Town Council

Blessing of Pets Service

Sunday October 4th

pet service 1pet service 2pet service 3

alan and dogpet service 4

wedding 2

Saturday 15th August

Local couple Thomas Jebb and Samantha Cook were married in St Mary's.

wedding 1

Visit of the Bishop of Lewes, The Rt Revd Richard Jackson
on Sunday 22nd March. Bishop Richard presided and preached at the 10.30am service which was attended by church members from the Rye Team churches of Camber, Iden & Playden.

Bishop Richard Jackson and Canon David Frost

 Bishop Richard Jackson

Sunday 15th February 2015

engagement rings blessing

These couples came to the 10.30 service to have their engagement rings blessed as part of a weekend when they took part in the Mothers' Union marriage preparation course 'Loving for Life'.

The eight couples will all be married in St Mary's before September this year.

Christmas Fair

Saturday 29th November 2014

More crowdsTeddy

Crowds of people

Busy stall holder

Chernobyl Children. Rye

Bottle Tombola

Harvest Supper 

Saturday 4th October 2014

Harvest Supper

Harvest Supper

harvest supper entertainment

Harvest Supper entertainment

harvest supper entertainment

Friday 15th August 2014

St Mary's Messy Church (and friends) went on an outing to 
Blackberry Farm  and had a fabulous time riding on the tractor,
feeding the animals and playing in the 'softplay' area.

feeding the llamas

feeding the llamas

feeding the long horned sheep

tractor ride

feeding the Jacob's Sheep

Tuesday 12th August 2014

The Mothers' Union went on an outing to Ashburnham Place (www.ashburnham.org.uk) for a tour around the gardens and a cream tea in The Orangery. A very enjoyable afternoon was had by all.


Group photo

view of the lake


tea in The Orangery

Ashburnham Parish Church

Sunday 6th July 2014

A group of children from The Ukraine visited St Mary's Family Service and danced for us. These are children affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster who are on a month long respite holiday in the Ashford area organised by Chernobyl Children's Lifeline charity.

Ukrainian dancing

Ukrainian dancing

Ukrainian dancing

Ukrainian dancing

The children presented St Mary's with an embroidered picture of The Holy Family which had been stitched by one of their mothers. 

Ukrainian dancers

Sunday 29th June 2014

Ordination of Daniel Thompson, former member of St Mary's congregation, at St Edmundsbury Cathedral by
The Rt Revd Dr David Thomson, Acting Bishop of the Diocese
of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.

Daniel & the Bishop

Several friends from St Mary's attended the service.

St Mary's friends

Easter 2014

easter garden

easter flowers


window sill in South Aisle


Christmas Fair
23rd November 2013

Deanery Confirmation Service
29th September
by the Bishop of Chichester


Confederation of the Cinque Ports Speaker's Day
Saturday September 21st 2013


Visit of the Rt Revd Dr Martin Warner,
Bishop of Chichester.


Flower Festival

July 2012

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Celebration Service and Picnic

June 5th 2012

Revd Canon David Frost before the service


Banners processing

BBQ in the churchyard

Picnic in the churchyard

Entertainers at the picnic


Rededication of Benson Window

17th June 2011

Presentation to Bishop of Dover

Mayor of Rye

Bishop of Dover

Benson Service choir