The beautiful church of St Thomas à Becket, Framfield was built in the early 13th century (although there has been a church on this site since Saxon times).
For 700 years successive generations have worshipped here and the church has been the focus of village life. Building on this heritage of tradition and progress, our worship at St Thomas à Becket combines the best of the old and the new. We extend a warm invitation to you and your family to join us.
Read the Church History by Herbert W Keef published by the Friends - printed copies available in church price £1.00. The printed version includes additional architectural illustrations not currently featured on this site.
View the Roll of Vicars here
Tracing your Family History
We know how passionate about your subject you Genealogists are and how quickly time passes when you are hot on the trail. However, if you have just discovered that there is a remote possibility that one of your ancestors may have been married or buried (or both) in the church two hundred years ago and you ring at eleven o’clock on a Saturday evening to enquire – the Vicar is unlikely to share your enthusiasm! It really does happen.
To help you we have listed below some dates you may find useful. All our old records are lodged with the County Archive Office at Lewes, East Sussex. We do have the following records in the Parish and are happy to deal with any written requests for information relating to those. We charge £31 for up to one hours searching – please make cheques payable to ‘Framfield PCC’ with your enquiry.
Have you ever considered that if it were not for the Christian inheritance of faith in this country and the record keeping of priests in the parish system of the established Church of England, how limited your sources of information would be? So please support your local church in the present era, wherever you are!
We do hope this information will be of help and happy ancestor hunting!