How to find us

Everyone knows about the Battle of Hastings which was fought around the present small town of Battle, which did not exist in 1066! Battle is in East Sussex, just north of Hastings. Somehow William and Harold found us so with modern maps and satnavs you should not have too much trouble....

Address
Battle Methodist Church
The Emmanuel Centre
Harrier Lane
Battle TN33 0FL

Phone: 01424 777029   E-mail:battlemethodistchurch@btconnect.com   Website: www.bmc.btck.co.uk

Coordinates: Latitude: 50.913482 Longitude: 0.499201
Easting: 575783 Northing: 115643 Grid reference: TQ757156





You are aiming for the Emmanuel Centre which is the GREEN teardrop on the Google map below. The BLUE teardrop is the old Methodist Chapel

By train
Direct from London, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Hastings.
Change at Hastings or St Leonards-Warrior Square if you are traveling from Bexhill/Eastbourne/Rye/Ashford. Change at Tonbridge if traveling from Reading/Gatwick Airport/Surrey or East Kent areas.

The South Eastern service always stops at Battle Station. There are taxis at the station but it is easy to walk (just over 500 metres) to the Centre. On exiting the station turn RIGHT to the end of the car park. There is then a footpath through to a level crossing. Turn right across the crossing then immediately right again on a footpath to Knights Meadow. On reaching the road road turn left and then second right. The Emmanuel Centre will then be straight in front of you. See the map below.

By bus
The local bus services can be found by clicking on this mini-map .
The B67, B75 and 95 routes pass the end of Harrier Lane. The 355 terminates at Battle Station and the 304, 305, 95 and B75 routes all pass the top of Station Road with a bus stop near the old chapel and Senlac Inn. From this bus stop just walk down Station Road to the Station and then follow the map below.
Note: Regrettably services are very limited on Sundays, only the 304/305 route from and to Hastings and Hawkhurst is normally in service

Walking route from Battle station



By road (Sorry it's so complicated but all roads to Battle, from north, south, east or west seem to follow ancient routes and railways can get in the way!) !! Two level crossings may cause closure problems, especially on Sundays. One is north of Battle on the A2100. This can be avoided by continuing south on the A21 and using the alternative route below. The second on Marley Lane, Battle can be very awkward. If it is closed the only way to the Emmanuel Centre by road is to deviate via the A21 and to approach Harrier Lane from the east from the A21 as if coming from the north or from Hastings. An alternative is to park at Battle station and take the short 500m walk as above.

If we know about closures we try to publicise them, but please check yourself on https://www.networkrail.co.uk/running-the-railway/looking-after-the-railway/level-crossings/.

From the north on the A21
Follow the A21 to Johns Cross. You then have a choice, via Battle town centre or not! Not is likely to be faster and you can always go back to view the Abbey etc. later

if you wish to approach through Battle town centre take the second exit at the roundabout, continue into Battle on the A2100, then go down the high street, past the abbey and St Mary's Church then at the mini-roundabout turn left. Go down this road which is called Marley Lane, go over a level crossing and then turn first right into Harrier Lane. The Emmanuel Centre is on the left at the far end.

The alternative missing Battle town centre and the level crossing is to continue on the A21 from John's Cross, through Whatlington, then look out for the turn into Marley Lane (sp. Battle) before you get to the Sedlescombe turn off (B2244). Follow Marley Lane until you just reach the 'Battle' town sign and Harrier Lane will be on your left.

From Hastings on the A2100 or A21
Enter Battle then go past the Esso petrol station and the old chapel (blue teardrop) on the left and the Senlac Inn and Station Approach on the right. Keep going straight on at the mini-roundabout then turn right at the next mini-roundabout  into Marley Lane. Go over the level crossing and then turn first right into Harrier Lane. The Emmanuel Centre is on the left at the far end.

An alternative missing the level crossing is to take the A21, past the Garden Centre and the turn to Sedlescombe (B2244) then next left into Marley Lane then follow Marley Lane until you just reach the 'Battle' town sign and Harrier Lane will be immediately on your left.

From the east

From the Rye direction take the A259. At Ore turn right onto the B2093. Keep going straight and you then have a choice to continue straight on the A2100 or to go north on the A21, following the directions as from Hastings.

From a bit further northeast join the A28 and aim for the A28/B2089 junction at Broad Oak. Take the A2089 towards Battle and when you reach the A21 turn south towards Hastings. Look out for the right turn into Marley Lane (sp. Battle) before you get to the Sedlescombe turn off (B2244). Follow Marley Lane until you just reach the 'Battle' town sign and Harrier Lane will be on your left.

From the west

Aim for the B2204 (off the A269) from Ninfield to Battle, but as you leave Catsfield instead of following the road sharp left turn straight on onto Powdermill Lane (B2095) to the mini roundabout on the A2100, turn left, then right into Marley Lane at the next mini roundabout. Go over the level crossing and then turn first right into Harrier Lane. The Emmanuel Centre is on the left at the far end.

From Pevensey it may be faster to take the A259 to Bexhill and then turn left onto the A2690 as below

From Bexhill

Join the A2690 'Coombe Haven Way' at its junction with the A259 or by taking the link off Wrestwood Road (A2036) between the A269 at Sidley and the A 259 at Glyne Gap. Follow it all the way across the valley and at the traffic lights junction with 'Queensway' turn left, still on the A2690. At the roundabout junction with the A2100 turn left for Battle and just keep going towards Battle. At the Powdermill Lane (B2095) mini roundabout go straight on, then at the mini-roundabout at the top of the hill turn right into Marley Lane. Go over the level crossing and then turn first right into Harrier Lane. The Emmanuel Centre is on the left at the far end.

An alternative at the A2690/A2100 junction (to miss the level crossing on Marley Lane) is to turn right to get onto the A21 northwards, past the Garden Centre and the turn to Sedlescombe (B2244) then next left into Marley Lane then follow Marley Lane until you just reach the 'Battle' town sign and Harrier Lane will be immediately on your left. This may well be the fastest route when the small direct link is completed between the A2690 and A21.

Remember you are aiming for the GREEN teardrop on the Google map below.


View Emmanuel Centre - Home of Battle Methodist Church in a larger map


Please note: The post code was issued in March 2014. Old SatNavs may need updating. The post code has notified to Google and the site can be found on Google Maps and Google Earth.






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