Welcome!

The clergy and parishioners of the Anglican Parish of St John’s Sorrento and St Andrew’s Rye welcome you to our website!

Our Parish is a place of Hospitality, Creativity, Justice, Spirituality and Healing where all generations are welcome to join us in Worship.

Take a moment to explore our website and contact us for further information.

St Andrew's Cross and Bell Tower

St Andrew’s Cross and Bell Tower

Messy Church

Messy Church takes place on the fourth Sunday of the month at 4pm, St Andrew’s Church, Rye.

Messy Church is an informal get-together for all ages, once a month, on a Sunday afternoon.

The time includes:

  • craft and creativity
  • stories, songs, and prayers
  • a simple dinner together (optional donation towards cost of meal)

Pastoral Groups

The Parish has 12 Pastoral Groups, each with a Group Leader. Groups meet regularly for prayer and fellowship with one group leading the way in having Sunday Lunch together. This structure means that every member of the Parish has a point of reference in a small group setting – rather than only in the Parish as a whole. One focus for the groups is lay leadership (in other words, not the Priest, Curate, Assistant Priests etc) so it really is a ‘grass-roots’ model of coming together as a community. Ultimately groups will gather around specific themes and explore opportunities together. If you would like further information or to join one of our groups, please contact Fr Nicholas Wallace.