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Weddings Funeral & Baptism

Baptisms,Weddings & Funerals

We look forward to welcoming your child to our church. In common with many other churches we offer both baptisms [christenings] and thanksgivings. These are slightly different ceremonies, both involving the making of promises, the main difference between them is the sort of promises that are made, and the level of commitment that the promises involve.

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A wedding is a wonderful event! First and foremost, it is an act of worship in the conscious presence of God. Secondly, it is the sealing of a covenant between two human beings. Happily, it is not intended to be a flawless production in which a couple are required to be choreographed or airbrushed to perfection.

Each of our three historic churches are uniquely located in areas of outstanding natural beauty in the South Downs National Park. They each provide the perfect setting for you weddings service.

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A Funeral or Memorial service may be held in church often followed by a short service at the Crematorium or, provided you are resident in the Parish, burial in the churchyard.

Our churchyards are a place of peace and natural beauty where people can be still and reflect. For those who are grieving the churchyard can bring some solace, somewhere they can remember at their own pace, aided by the tranquillity and reminders of hope that the church setting brings.


Baptism Enquiry Form

Churchyard Memorial Application Form 

Your WEDDING or SERVICE OF BLESSING at East Dean, Friston and Jevington

Interment and Plaque Application Form

Hello and welcome to our three churches. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Visitor FAQs

Planning your Visit

Our Churches 

Our churches seek to offer a warm welcome, authentic worship from the heart, and talks which are Biblical, expository, and down-to-earth.

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East Dean

A living community of faith at the heart of the village

On Sunday mornings at East Dean we hold modern language services which appeal to people of all ages, with music that includes well-loved hymns plus the best modern songs. Children are especially welcome at our morning services – and we offer a supervised Crèche and regular activities for children so that parents can enjoy their worship without distraction.  For details of our services click here.

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A house of prayer set high on the hill                  

Services at Friston cater particularly for those who prefer a traditional more reflective service using the much-loved words of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and the King James Bible. For details of our services click here.



A church with a message of hope for today in a setting of timeless beauty

All our services are held at 11.15 every Sunday. We offer both modern language and traditional language services. For details of our services click here.


All our churches are open all day and every day for anyone to use as a quiet space for prayer or just to sit and be quiet.