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Situated in the heart of the historic town of Rye - one of the famous Cinque Ports - we are a  lively group of Christians of mixed ages and backgrounds seeking to live out our faith in this local  community.

Rye Baptist Church was founded in 1750 and is one of the oldest in Sussex. We moved to our

present building in 1910.


A warm welcome to  

Rye Baptist Church online -

we hope you will find

the site interesting.

RBC is located centrally in the ancient town of Rye on the coastal borders of East Sussex and Kent.  Our mission is to demonstrate and share the love of God with our local community and so to introduce individuals to the living Christ.  You can read more about what we believe and why here.

We are a friendly group  and you would find a warm welcome at any of our activities.

We are led, taught and

pastored by our Minister,

Revd Fiona Gill.

Read more about her here.

The Church is organised and overseen by a group

of Elders and Deacons

Currently they are:

Geoff Austin (Elder)

Geoff Haynes (Elder)

Alan Strudwick (Elder)

Eric Anstead (Deacon)

Penny Kingham (Deacon)

Ruby Stoodley(Deacon)

photos here

In our largely secularised society, the idea of faith in an invisible being – let alone a real relationship with him, may seem a little odd.

But to shut out the notion of a spiritual dimension to life is really to be only half alive!  We are spiritual entities and whether it's fashionable or not, God is real and He can be known – and what a difference that makes when you meet Him for yourself.  

Check the ‘Becoming a Christian’ page  or follow a link from our ‘Contact’ page  and find out a bit more...




Revd Fiona Gill


Site last updated at 1155 on 
2nd  December 2017

You will find a full list of what is happening this month by following the diary link at the top of the page.

Our main service is at 10.45am on a Sunday and is a relaxed time of worship and teaching, with a mix of contemporary and traditional music from our gifted team of musicians.  There are facilities for children and young people so that the whole family can worship and learn together.   Afterwards we stay and chat over a cup of tea or coffee in the lounge - a good time to catch up with old friends and maybe make some new ones!

Mid week there are house groups in various members’ homes and you would be most

welcome to join one of these groups - there will be one that is just right for you, so talk to us about that when you next visit.

On a Thursday morning from Easter to Christmas we open for Coffee Plus - a popular opportunity to share God’s love by means of drinks and home made cakes at very reasonable prices!

We have level access to our food and drink service area and stair lifts to toilets so customers with disabilities are particularly welcome.

Friday mornings see our Butterfly Club for carers and toddlers -  a safe Christian environment for little ones, and a chance for grown ups to talk and, if appropriate, receive pastoral care.

On the first Saturday of each month we hold our Prayer Breakfast from 8-9am and then at 9.30am  to 11am  we run Who Let The Dads Out  for dads and their children. A time to chill for dad and activities for the kids, with a light breakfast available.

On the second Monday each month The Well is a ladies-only get together at the Church from   2-4pm and on the third Thursday evening the men meet for Engage, a pub meal and social evening. Email us on enquiries@ryebaptistchurch.co.uk for details of the next venue and time.

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RBC is part of the South Eastern Baptist Association
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page for UCB's Word for Today by email




December 2017
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You can download  December’s  Diary here
Next Sunday 10th December is the second Sunday in Advent and is our lovely family Christingle service! Fiona and Geoff Austin will be taking the service and everybody is most welcome! Why not come early for a coffee and chat before the service?

Click here or select
‘Life Stories’ on
the Media tab drop down
menu above
to see all 20 stories.
Pick up a free DVD next time
you visit
We serve coffee//tea before Sunday worship in the foyer from 10am.
Why not come a bit early, have a drink and a
chat and a look at the Sunday papers and then come upstairs to
enjoy the worship?
For dads and their children;
a chill time for dad, 
activities for the kids.
A light breakfast available.

1st Saturday each month
9.30am   to 11am.
Just turn up!
Please note that there will be no service
on the morning of 24th December, or,
this year, on Christmas Day.