St Lawrence Church


The church of St Laurence was founded in Saxon times, it’s towers, pierced with tiny round-headed windows, must have been built after the Norman Conquest.

Between the north aisle and the chapel that leads out of it, is an architectural rarity – an ornate Transitional arch – making the transition from Norman to early-English style.

Olive Brockwell the most famous of all nannies, who was immortalised as Alice by A.E.Milne (Changing guards at Buckingham Palace, Christopher Robin went down with Alice) was buried in Guestling. An inscription paid for by Christopher Milne (the original Christopher Robin) explains who she was.

From the churchyard there are wide-ranging views, south to Fairlight church, and east to the restored smock mill at Icklesham.

St. Laurence Church –


We are working very hard to arrange the opening of Guestling Church, for private prayer, as soon and as safely as possible. As you may have guessed there are risk assessments to write, timetables/rotas to be drawn up and procedures to be agreed. As Rev Joy says
‘ it’s not as simple as unlocking the door’.
We need to make sure everyone is safe. We’ll let you know when everything is in place to welcome you back into our lovely building.


Unfortunately we have had to cancel our Church services for the time being. We’ll let you know when they resume.

Church Lane TN35 4HS

Please contact – Rev’d Joy Collins – Tel : 07437 797553

Churchwarden – vacancy.