“We glory in what unites us and in what makes us special.”




Welcome to the pages for the church of St Mary the Virgin in Buxted, East Sussex. Its congregation is drawn to its strong Anglo-Catholic style of worship, and we are especially proud of our links with Walsingham.”


The church is situated in the centre of Buxted, in Church Road. There is parking for visitors.

Daily offices

Monday to Thursday.


Welcome every day.

Deputy Church warden

Iain Lindsay.

Private prayer

Open every day.

Church Hall Enquiries

St Mary’s Church Hall is available to hire. Please place enquiries to Homer Cox, 01825 732321. Or via email in the link button below.

Style of worship

Traditional Anglo Catholic.

Opening times

Mon – Sat 8.30am to dusk (weather dependent). Sun 10.30am to the end of Mass.


11:15 am Sung Mass on all Sundays.
Please note, this may change on the 5th Sunday if there is a United Parish Eucharist.
Incense is used.
All are welcome.

Walsingham cell

Meets 10.30 am on the second Wednesday of each month for a Mass of the Holy House.

We are especially proud of our links with Walsingham, please visit The Walsingham Chapel link, in the News section below to read about visiting St Mary’s and the Walsingham Chapel.



St. Mary’s news, events, history, announcements & information

Here you will find information about the activities that are hosted at St. Mary’s, St. Mary’s Church Hall and The Walsingham Chapel. 

Please use the categories to filter the stories you want to read.


St Mary’s Open Day & Craft Fair 2022

This year’s event will take place on Saturday 21st May, with a wide range of stalls in both the Church Hall and Garden. The church will be looking its best, with exhibitions by local societies and the church organ providing musical accompaniment. The Top Field will...

Christmas in the Parish – 16th December Update

Like so many people, the Rector and Churchwardens have been monitoring the daily developments on Covid and taken (and been given) a number of opinions from around the parish on what is (and is not) appropriate for the churches to be doing with Covid.  We appreciate...

News from St Mary’s  (January 2022)

First and foremost, all good wishes for a happy and prosperous 2022 from us here at St Mary’s. We enter the new year with some essential restoration to the fabric now complete, and a regular pattern of worship with Fr Pete Molloy and Fr David Milnes sharing the role...

Contribution from St Mary the Virgin to the Buxted Messenger – December 2021 Edition

As we begin December, and the Christmas season approaches, what are your first reactions to and thoughts about its arrival? Do you tingle with excitement at the prospect of the return of work parties and drinks with the neighbours, of stocking your pantry with...

NEWS FROM S. MARY’S – Nov 2021

NEWS FROM S. MARY’S November is a busy month in the Church’s calendar.  We remember the departed, those who were known to us, and those who have died as a result of war.  At the end of the month we celebrate Christ the King, and that is swiftly followed by the...

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