Heathfield Benefice

The Church of England in Your Community

Welcome 

Reverend Mitch

 

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Heathfield Benefice 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 (known as Rev'd Mitch), Vicar 


 

You can dowload a copy of the Vicar's letter for August 2021 by clicking on the image below. 

 

Vicars Letter

 




















Our Churches are open for public worship



For a schedule of all our services, please click here.

 


Visit the Services page to find out the different ways you can attend, watch or listen to Services.





 





Sunday Worship



























 


Advance Booking No Longer Required!

With the easing of restrictions, we are delighted to be able to confirm that it is no longer necessary to register in advance to attend church services in the Benefice. Please just turn up! We look forward to welcoming you.

 Schedule of Services


 


 

Sunday, 1st August


10am  Service of Holy Communion from All Saints' Church 


 

Sunday, 8th August


10am Service of Holy Communion from St Richard's Church 

 

Sunday, 15th August


This service will not be livestreamed.



We invite you instead to join today's service from Chichester Cathedral. 



To view this service, please click here.  



































 
 




Prayer and Reflection



There are a number of regular opportunities available to join with small groups  for a time of prayer and reflection.


 

Mid-week morning reflections

On Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9am we share a short time of prayer and reflection live on the Heathfield Benefice Facebook page led by Rev'd Mitch and Rev'd Torhild. Everyone is welcome to join us live, and the videos of each reflection are uploaded to the website shortly afterwards to be viewed at any time.

 

Click here to visit the Video of Services page

 

   







Saturday Parish Prayers

Each Saturday at 9am a group of regular parishioners meet on zoom for a time of prayer. Prayers are led by different members of the group and offer a quiet and reflective time to join together to pray on both local and wider subjects. 

 

Everyone is welcome to join. If you would like to find out more, please contact us.

    





Benefice News




















Grapevine weekly e-newsletter

Do you receive the Benefice Grapevine weekly e-newsletter? 

  

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 all the latest news and information from the Benefice, some interesting local articles, and updates on all our regular Church Services.

 

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).

 

Read the latest Grapevine Newsletter here. 








 

 Covid-19: current measures in place


Congregation in All Saints' Church 

In light of the easing of restrictions in England from 19th July 2021, we have made some changes to how we are managing our church services.

 


  • It is no longer necessary to book in advance to attend services. Just turn up!
  • We encourage you to continue to wear a face covering for all services
  • Please use the hand sanitiser as you arrive and leave
  • Please wear a face covering while singing
  • Refreshments will be served after services whenever possible


 Heathfield Benefice 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 our live weekly reflections please find, like and follow us!  

 

We also have a YouTube channel with all our live-streamed and recorded services, if you subscribe you can get notifications any time a new video or premier is uploaded. 

 

Facebook and You Tube icons 

 

 


Making a donation

Heathfield Benefice has an exciting vision for growth, both in bringing more people to know God’s love for them, and responding to that love through service within our local community. We simply could not fulfil that vision without the generosity of so many people who provide their time, talents and financial support to the life and ministry of the Benefice.  

 

Regular giving helps us to plan our mission and ministry. If you would like to support our church by giving regularly or making a one-off donation you can find the different ways to do this here.