A beautiful medieaval church can now be admired in all its restored and elegant glory.
On Saturday, January 18, the Friends of Framfield Church are holding an open evening to celebrate the completion of restoration work on the 13th century church building.
The funding for the work was raised through a restoration appeal launched by the Friends 18 months ago.
The church now has new lighting, restored windows and stonework, and has been completely re-decorated.
A spokesman said this would not have happened without the financial support of many people throughout the parish who so generously contributed to the appeal fund.
The Friends warmly invite members of the local community to come along any time between 6pm and 9pm on January 18, enjoy a glass of wine and a few nibbles and see for themselves all the work that has been carried out.
Chairman of the Friends of Framfield Church, Peter Berry said: “The renovated church is now a bright and welcoming place for services, concerts and community events over the coming years.
“But, just as importantly, the restoration also means that this historic building at the heart of our parish community can be handed on in good order for future generations to use and enjoy.”
St Thomas a Becket Church stands on the site of an earlier Saxon church.
It has a 1000 pipe organ installed in 1900 by the Baxendale Family.