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St Thomas the Martyr Church, Winchelsea

John Wesley was forced to preach outdoors in 1790 because he was excluded from the Anglican parish church here, as elsewhere. The Rector, Drake Hollingberry, is recorded as describing John Wesley as 'the Devil's own'.

Winchelsea also has a connection to the 19th century Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood of painters. John Millais used fields around the town as background for his painting The Blind Girl, and his painting The Random Shot depicts one of the tombs in the parish church.

Twentieth century comedian, Spike Milligan, is buried in the graveyard.

Additional visitor information
Car parking in street
Coach access and parking available, however please advise in advance of coach parties (contact details on website)

Worship services
Sunday 8am - 1st Sunday of the month (Holy Communion - BCP); 11am - every Sunday (Sung Eucharist).

St Thomas's St
East Sussex TN36 4EB

Church usually open for visitors from 8am–4.30pm (winter) and 8am-6.00pm (summer).

For further information visit the website:
Please advise a steward in advance of coach parties. Contact numbers of stewards listed on the website.

Getting there: SATNAV: TN36 4EB OS: TQ905173

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