The five churches based in and around the beautiful Cuckmere Valley make up The Cuckmere Churches Benefice, at the heart of the South Downs National Park. All five churches are ancient, being Medieval or Saxon in foundation. Each one has a unique and interesting history, from the “Cathedral of the South Downs” (which St Andrew’s is sometimes called) to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd (one of the smallest in the British Isles, and the smallest in Sussex).

The churches are usually open daily during daylight hours, for walkers and other tourists to enjoy, but they are also living Christian churches, where people worship and pray regularly. By navigating around this website you can learn about the history of each, discover events that are coming up, and see when services are held.

We invite you to visit our churches for refreshment, prayer or worship, and may God bless you.