Heathfield Benefice

The Church of England in Your Community


Reverend MitchWelcome 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   


 Churches open for private prayer 

Public services have been suspended until further notice. However, our churches remain open for private prayer. To see a list of when each of our church buildings is open, please click here.



Advent Sunday - 29th November 

Join us here live at 9.30am for a service of Holy Communion from

St Richard's Church in Heathfield. 


Please note: Only click on the video below from 9.30am on Sunday. 

You will see an error message saying 'Video unavailable'. Click on the 

'Watch this video on YouTube' link and you will be able to watch the service on YouTube.





Order of Service 


Hymn Words


Why not subscribe to our YouTube Channel? Just click on the link below and hit Subscribe


Heathfield Benefice YouTube Channel   



Do you know someone without access to the internet?

Why not tell them about our 'Dial a Service' option?


You can now listen to our services on the telephone. Just dial the number below and listen!  


01435 570102 

 Videos of Services

 Sunday morning services plus weekday prayers & reflection are all available 

to view by selecting the image below


 Link to Videos of Services page



We live-stream our short services of prayer and reflection every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9am on Facebook, and these are available on this website by 9.30am the same day. 


Join us live by searching for 'Heathfield Benefice' on Facebook and 'Like' our page.

Grapevine weekly e-newsletter

Do you receive the Benefice Grapevine weekly e-newsletter? 


If you have an email address, signing up to receive the Grapevine e-newsletter is a fantastic way to keep up to date with news and activities happening in Heathfield Benefice. It includes key news stories from the Diocese as well as some interesting local articles. 


To receive a copy of the Grapevine e-newsletter, simply contact us with your name and email address and we will add you to the distribution list. (You can unsubscribe at any time).


Other useful Information 


Be alert - abuse within a domestic context during Covid 19 

Due to Government guidance on Covid-19 people are having to stay in their homes for longer periods of time with household members and with fewer opportunities for contact and support by the 'outside world', be that family and friends, colleagues or statutory agencies. This means that the safety and welfare of some people will be compromised and there is a heightened risk for people to be abused within the home, both adults and children. If you have a concern, please speak out. You can find a guidance document with further information, signs to look out for and useful numbers on the Safeguarding pages of our website.



Regular activities currently suspended

The following regular activities in the Benefice have been suspended until further notice:

Follow us on Social media 

We have an active and up to date Heathfield Benefice Facebook page so if you would like to keep up to date and watch live daily reflections and Sunday services please find, like and follow us!