St Mary

East Guldeford

St Mary’s was built under the patronage of Sir Richard de Guldeford and was consecrated on 20th September 1505. It is unusual in that it is the only one of the Marsh churches originally constructed of brick and is the only one in Sussex, rather than Kent. The interior is dominated by a striking late-19th century painted frieze of angels illustrating the Six Days of Creation.

Exterior view of Saint Mary’s Church, East Guldeford, across churchyard with sheep, framed by trees beneath a blue sky
Close up of three angels from late-19th century painted frieze of angels illustrating the Six Days of Creation
Close up of three angels from late-19th century painted frieze of angels illustrating the Six Days of Creation
Close up of the Royal Arms of George IV on the west wall of Saint Mary's church, East Guldeford

Church Access Arrangements

Usually open. Kate Lamb 01797 690589, Frances Catt, 01797 223288. Reverend Ruth Gostelow 01580 761083.

Map Location of St Mary, East Guldeford (TN31 7PA)

Title Address Description
St Mary
A259, Rye TN31 7PA, UKEast Guldeford, TN31 7PA