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   






Order of Service 


Intercessions for Sunday 24th May


Sue Greener's Sermon for Sunday 24th May 




Due to the current restrictions in place, our church buildings will remain closed until further notice.


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Videos of Services

Link to Videos of Services page


You can now join in with all our Sunday morning services by clicking on the adjacent image which will take you to our 'Videos of Services' page.


We are also live-streaming a short service of prayers 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. 



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!