The Parish Church of St Mary, Rye

Rye New York

Rye, New York

The township of Rye, New York State, USA, was founded early in the 17th century by settlers from Rye, Sussex.
Both parishes observe the second Sunday in Advent as an annual day of commemoration. The Rectors of both churches exchange greetings which are read out at the main service in each church.  (2022 greetings from Christ's Church HERE 
and to Christ's Church here )
An inscribed slab under the tower crossing was donated by the Americans, and in return a piece of stone from the fabric of St Mary's was sent to Christ's Church, Rye, New York.

Their website is


Rye, Victoria

A link with St Andrew's Church in Rye, Victoria, Australia was created in 2017 when it was agreed between the two parishes that they would pray for each other on the first Sunday in September. An exchange of letters took place which we hope will continue for many years. (2020 greetings from St Andrew's HERE and to St Andrew's HERE)

Rye is a small seaside town about 52 miles south of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula and was founded by people from Rye, Sussex. St Andrew's is one of two churches in the Parish of Sorrento with Rye, part of the Diocese of Melbourne. Their website is


  • The Churchwardens
  • St Mary's Church
  • Church Square, Rye
  • East Sussex
  • TN31 7HF

01797 222318 (Administrator)