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Playden Church

Playden Church in Playden, East Sussex

Playden Church
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Rye Road
Playden
East Sussex
TN31 7UA
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St Michael's is mentioned in the Domesday Survey, and sits near the summit of the plateau in which much of the parish of Playden is found.

The Friends of Playden Church is a registered charity dedicated to helping to maintain the fabric of the beautiful Norman Church of St Michael.

St Michael's is mentioned in the Domesday Survey, and sits near the summit of the plateau in which much of the parish of Playden is found. The present building was constructed about 1190, and its spire is a landmark overlooking the Rye and Romney Marsh. The church is built of stone, has a tiled roof and an attractive cedar shingled spire, which is topped by a lead cross. It is thought to be an excellent example of the Norman, Early English style and comprises a chancel, nave, central tower, vestry and south porch. The aisles extend north and south of the tower.

The Friends of Playden Church is not primarily a group of church-goers, but nonetheless we cherish our church building which has been part of the community for nearly one thousand years. Our events emphasise friendship and community spirit, alongside having fun whilst fund raising.

We currently Have about sixty members and would like to build on that number. If you would like to become a member and join us and help maintain this beautiful building, the subscription is a minimum of £5 per person, or £10 for a couple or family. Cheques payable to "Friends of Playden Church" can be sent to the Membership Secretary, Mrs Marion Lovell, 7 Oast House Field, Icklesham, TN36 7BT.
Above photographs inlcude church interior looking up the aisle.

Above photographs include carved oak screen dated about 1310.
It has seven bays and a band of decorated tracery,
and may have been part of the rood screen across the chancel.


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  • Autumn Wildlife Walk 22/9 at Rye Harbour Nature Re

    Saturday 22nd September
    Location: Rye Harbour

    Join Barry for a two mile circular walk around part of this beautiful nature reserve looking at wildlife, history and ... more

  • Winchelsea Cellars Tour

    Saturday 22nd September
    Location: Winchelsea

    Fascinating tours led by expert local guides,into some of Winchelsea’s original 13th Century cellars, which are normally closed to the ... more

  • Roland Penrose & the British Surrealists

    Saturday 22nd September
    Location: Rye

    An illustrated talk by Antony Penrose. After returning to London from Paris in 1936, Roland introduced Surrealism to an incredulous ... more

  • Craig Sams

    Saturday 22nd September
    Location: Rye

    Go for Gold By Being Green Founder of Green & Black’s and Carbon Gold biochar, Craig Sams is actively engaged ... more

  • Rye Old Scholar's Associaton

    Saturday 22nd September
    Location: Rye

    A reunion for all those who attended Rye Grammar School, Rye County Secondary Modern School and the Thomas Peacocke School ... more

  • Dervish

    Saturday 22nd September
    Location: Rye

    Traditional Irish folk band Dervish celebrate their 29th anniversarywith a welcome return to Rye Arts Festival. A sublime combination of ... more

  • Rye Wheelers Cycle Ride (Annual Rotary)

    Sunday 23rd September
    Location: Rye

    Annual Rotary sponsored Rye Wheelers Cycle Ride - further details to follow. ... more

  • Walk with a Warden

    Sunday 23rd September @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye Harbour

    A guided walk with one of our experienced wardens. September is a good time to spot lots of birds as ... more

  • Shakespeare and Me

    Sunday 23rd September
    Location: Rye

    Martin Wimbush takes us on a personal journey, where he rediscovers the parts he’s played in Shakespeare and explores the ... more

  • City of London Choir

    Sunday 23rd September
    Location: Rye

    Founded in 1963, City of London Choir has enjoyed the direction of just two dedicated conductors: founder Donald Cashmore for ... more

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