St Denys' and St Mark's Joint Benefice

  • The Rectory
  • Mayfield Road
  • Rotherfield
  • East Sussex
  • TN6 3LU

01892 852536
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“We are committed to being a church that is centred on Christ, expects great
things of God, allows the Holy Spirit to be at work within our lives, looks
forward to all God wants to give us, and reaches out to the people around us.
We know that God will expect great things from us within his love for us." 

St Denys' Mission Action Plan - March 2013

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 St Denys' Church,

Open for visitors generally
from 8.30am - dusk in the winter months (Oct to Mar) and 8.30am - 5pm in the summer (Apr to Sept).


 St Mark's Church,
Mark Cross

Open for visitors generally
from 8am - 4pm/dusk in the
winter months and until 6pm
in the summer.

As a Christian  community,  we seek to proclaim Jesus  Christ and his teaching in all that we  do:  in  our worship and by the lives that  we live. We  try  to encourage  and support people in their lives  through  service, prayer,   Bible study and worship.

We are delighted to be part of the wider community and many people in our congregations are involved in the various clubs and groups that are part of our life here.  We aspire to be a means of good for the life of our community of Rotherfield, Mark Cross and the surrounding area.

We are blessed with two beautiful buildings.  They are uplifting places to worship God.  We appreciate that the buildings do not belong to us.  We are entrusted with them and whilst the local congregation help to maintain and finance the Christian ministry at St Denys' and St Mark's, we feel it is for the whole of Rotherfield and Mark Cross.  They can come and be part of us as much as they feel able.

A warm welcome awaits all who visit into St Denys’ or St Mark's Church.


to download 
Benefice Service Rota for Nov 2017 - Jan 2018
(last updated 8th Nov 2017)


Go to our 'Family History' page or email for more information on how to trace your ancestors at St Denys', including downloadable files listing graves, inscriptions and location of burial.

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Notice Sheet

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this weeks Notice Sheet

This week

Sunday 12th November

- 3rd Sunday before Advent 

- Remembrance Sunday

08:00 Holy Communion (BCP) @ St Mark’s

10:45 United Benefice Remembrance Service @ St Denys’

18:00 Taizé and Healing Service @ St Denys’

Monday 13th November 

10:00 Housegroup at High Bank, New
20:00 Bellringing Practice at St Denys'

Wednesday 15th November 

09:45 Pottery Group at St Mark's
20:00 Housegroup at Packham's,
          Station Road

Thursday 16th November 

10:00 Housegroup at Babbington
          House, Church Road
19:30 Parish Magazine Committee
          Meeting at St Denys'
20:00 Housegroup at 33 Court
          Meadow Close

Friday 17th November 

19:00 Choir Practice at St Denys'

Saturday 18th November 

14:00 Lantern Making Workshop at St

Sunday 19th November 

- 2nd Sunday before Advent

- Mission Sunday 

08:00 Holy Communion (BCP) at St
10:00 Mission Sunday Shorter
          Communion at St Denys'
11:15 Parish Communion with Sunday
          Club at St Mark's
18:00 Choral Evensong (BCP) at St

Forthcoming Social and Fundraising Events

Sat 2nd Dec - Christmas Market @ Rotherfield Village Hall 10:00
Thur 7th Dec - Soup Lunch @ St Denys' 12:30
Mon 18th Dec-  'Christmas Flowers' Open Church with Refreshments @ St Denys'
Tues 19th Dec - 'Christmas Flowers' Open Church with Refreshments @ St Denys'

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