Heathfield Benefice

The Church of England in Your Community


Reverend Mitch 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


What's on this week 


A Sunday Service in St Richard's Church


Monday 18th

8.30   Morning Prayer, at St Richard’s

1.00   Baby & Toddler group, in St George’s parish room


Tuesday 19th

9.15 Morning Prayer, at All Saints’

1.30 Art & Crafts Group, in St Richard’s church hall


Wednesday 20th 

8.30   Morning Prayer, at St Richard’s

9.30   Mothers Union Corporate Holy Communion (said), at St Richard’s, followed by coffee

7.00   Lenten Compline, at All Saints’

7.30   Bell-ringing practice, at All Saints’


    Revd Mitch at the Altar in All Saints' Church


Thursday 21st

8.30  Morning Prayer, at St Richard’s

2.00 Diocesan Lent Course: Living Christ, in St Richard’s hall  

7.00 Acorn Housegroup, at Sunningdale


Friday 22nd    

12.00 Lent lunch in aid of Age Concern, in St George's parish room

7.30   Choir practice, at St Richard’s


Saturday 23rd    

9.00   Saturday Prayers, at St George's

10.00 C1 Safeguarding Training, at St Richard’s church hall


Sunday 22nd

10.30 Morning Praise, at All Saints’

10.30 Holy Communion (sung service), at St Richard’s

3.00    Sunday @ 3, at St George’s, followed by tea

6.30    Lenten Reflections, at Heathfield Community Centre. The third in a series of five sessions during Lent, organised by Churches Together in Heathfield and District.


 Revd Mitch speaking with Parishioners


Latest news and events


Cross on St Richard's Church

In Heathfield Benefice we take Safeguarding seriously. Our two parishes each have a designated Safeguarding Officer; their

contact details can be found on the who's who page. 
Each PCC has been working towards achieving the Level 1 of “Simple Quality Protects” a kitemark scheme developed by the Diocese of Chichester to ensure Parishes are adhering to a good standard of Safeguarding Practice. Find out more by visiting our Safeguarding page.  

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We now have a Heathfield Benefice Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account so if you use any of those platforms and would like to keep up to date please find, like and follow us!