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 1st November 2020 

There will be two services in the Benefice this Sunday: 

9.30am St Richard's Church, Heathfield - Holy Communion

3.00pm St George's Church, Broad Oak - Holy Communion   


 To register for either of these services, please click here.

You can watch last Sunday's service from All Saints' Church here.


A reminder that every Tuesday and Thursday morning you can join us online for a short time of prayer and reflection via our Facebook page. You can watch the most recent reflection below. 




Heathfield Community Survey  

 Heathfield Benefice is conducting a community survey to hear the views of the people in Heathfield and the local area. Have your say by completing the short questionnaire. 



          Community Survey poster


Upcoming services in Heathfield Benefice:   


Sunday 18th October: 9.30am Holy Communion - St Richard's Church, Heathfield 


Wednesday 21st October: 9.30am Holy Communion - St Richard's Church, Heathfield 


Sunday 25th October: 

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) - All Saints' Church, Old Heathfield 

9.30am Holy Communion - All Saints' Church, Old Heathfield 


Wednesday 28th October: 9.30am Holy Communion - St Richard's Church, Heathfield


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 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 is open on Tuesdays for private prayer.


Church Opening Hours (Revised 20th August 2020) 


 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 Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9am on Facebook, and these are available on this website by 10am 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 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 


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!