Welcome to our website.
We are ‘The Church of England in Your Community’, covering the town of Heathfield and the neighbouring villages of Old Heathfield and Broad Oak. We have three buildings and two parishes, but we are one Church family. As such, we seek to respond to God’s love by walking alongside one another in all aspects of life’s journey: in life | in love | in loss.
We hope you find our website useful, whether you’re new to the area, interested in exploring your faith, or have an important life event such as a child to be baptised, a wedding to be planned, or a funeral for a loved one.
Reverend Christian Mitchell, Vicar
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
For more prayer and reflection click here
Due to the current restrictions in place, our church buildings will remain closed until further notice.
Below are some documents which you may find helpful during this difficult time:
Videos of Services
You can now join in with all our Sunday morning services by clicking on the adjacent image which will take you to our 'Videos of Services' page.
We are also live-streaming a short service of prayers and reflection every weekday morning at 9am on Facebook, and these are available on this website by 10am every weekday.
Join us live by searching for 'Heathfield Benefice' on Facebook and 'Like' our page.
Lent course, prayers and Lenten reflections
Click here to visit a page on our website with a variety of resources to read and listen to at this time of Lent.
Things to watch, listen and do
Mothers’ Union featured on BBC One's Songs of Praise this Mothering Sunday; the programme, hosted by Katherine Jenkins, showcased the incredible work of Mothers’ Union in Worthing including how they support women through difficult times. If you missed the programme it is available on the BBC iPlayer.
Important updates and changes to regular activities, events and services (last updated 24/03/2020)
Below is a list of services, events and activities that have been cancelled or postponed until further notice:
- The Summer Festival of Flowers, Art & Music presented by FASCOH – Friends of All Saints’ Church, Old Heathfield due to take place on 17th-21st June 2020 has been postponed.
- MESSY EASTER on Saturday 4th April has been cancelled
Churches Together in Heathfield & District Lenten Reflections which were scheduled to take place on Sunday evenings at the Community Centre have been cancelled. However Dr Sue Greener has recorded her talk from Sunday 15th March and you can listen to it by selecting the link here: Who do you say I am?
The following regular activities in the Benefice have been suspended until further notice:
Morning Prayer (if you would like to participate in morning prayer, you can find the text by clicking here to visit the Diocese of Chichester website Prayer and Intercession page
- Wednesday morning Eucharists
- Saturday morning Parish Prayers
- Baby & Toddler groups at St. Richard's and at St. George's
- Art & Craft Group
- All Lent Lunches and coffee mornings
- Country Lunches at Punnetts Town Village Hall
- House group at Thorpe Gardens
- Saturday Strolls
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