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   


 Sunday Worship  

Please join us for Holy Communion at 9.30am on Sunday 16th August at St Richard's Church. 


You will need to register your place for this service. To register, please click here.


If you are unable to attend the service in person, please join us here instead at the same time where a pre-recorded service will be available to watch.


Below is a recording of our Service of Morning Praise for Sunday 9th August a copy of the order of service can be found here.




  If you would like to make a donation towards the Church in Heathfield Benefice, 

please visit our giving page.  


Churches open for Private Prayer 

We are delighted to be able to re-open some of our church buildings for individual private prayer.


St Richard's and All Saints' Churches are each open on two days of the week. 

St George's remains closed due to the ongoing external redecoration works. 


 Church Opening Hours (Revised 15th June) 


 Videos of Services

 Sunday morning services plus daily prayers & reflection 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 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.

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 the service sheet for the upcoming Sunday, key news stories from the Diocese as well as some fascinating 

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 


Below are some documents which you may find helpful during this difficult time:


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 less 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 would like to keep up to date and watch live daily reflections and Sunday services please find, like and follow us!