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Church BuildingThe Church Building

A Christian chapel was established in Frant nearly one thousand years ago (in 1087) as a dependency of Rotherfield.  The chapel was probably a timber structure into the late 12th or early 13th century, when a stone building gradually replaced it.  A north aisle was added in the 15th century.
We do not perhaps consider what an enormous effort it was for a small, poor parish to build their own church; work often had to stop for years at a time.  It is unlikely that Frant could have afforded much professional help, and the church seems to have been slightly ramshackle as a result.
Bills for repairs (so what’s new!) increased throughout the 18th century and when a boy was killed in 1819 ‘by a stone falling from the old tower’ it was decided that nearly everything would be pulled down and rebuilt ‘because it is in such a ruinous state’.
The major work was completed in 1822, with extensions being added in the 1860s.  The stump of the old tower was re-encased in stone and it remains the oldest part of the building.  Unfortunately only fragments stained glass remain, after a flying bomb landed nearby in 1944.
Today we worship in a church that looks magnificent, and that is served by a very fine 1,626 pipe Gern organ.  Together with a tranquil and well-kept churchyard, St Alban’s Church is a much loved part of the local community.

Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.

Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Our Service

The main service in Frant is 9.30am -10.30am.

Reverend Brendan opens the service and there is a mix of bible readings, sermons, prayer, and singing. 

Sometimes there is an opportunity to receive prayer at the end of the service.

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What can children do?

We have a fantastic programme for children aged 0–14.... and our very own Festival Church.

Morning service:

Children stay with the grown-up for the first part of the service as we worship (sing songs!) together.  The speaker will make it clear when and where children need to go for their programmes.  You do not need to go with your children unless they are pre-school age.  The children will have great fun playing games, and learning about God in a way that is tailored to their age group

The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and free play. Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes.


Festival church - 4-5pm in the Rectory paddock (next door to the church)

This is an all-ages service held outside in our brand new tipi. Bring a chair, grab a thermos/drink/snack and join us for live music, teaching, discussion, and prayers.No need to book adults, just come along.

Festival church kids

This is our Forest School style Sunday School,with Bible stories around the fire, discussion, songs, woodland crafts and more. 
It is run by trained Forest School (level 3) practitioners. Spaces are limited for all children, so you will need to sign up your child.
Click below to contact Ed Pascoe our Youth and Children's Co-ordinator,


Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 

Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
Email Address:
Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.


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Ed Pascoe    
Youth and Children's Co-ordinator
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best wishes

Frant Church