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 Feb-May 2018
(last updated 5th Feb 2018)


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

Friday 23rd February

19:00 Choir Practice @ St Denys’


Saturday 24th February

08:00 Womens Breakfast @ 

          Barnsgate Manor

10:00 Messy Church Planning 

          Meeting @ St Denys’

14:30 Puppet Rehearsal @ St Denys’

19:30 St Denys’ Fun Quiz @ 

          Rotherfield Village Hall


Sunday 25th February 
- 2nd Sunday of Lent

08:00 Holy Communion (BCP) @
          St Mark’s
10:00 Parish Communion @ St
11:15 Matins (BCP) @ St Mark’s
18:00 Refreshment Praise @ St 

Monday 26th February

20:00 Bellringing Practice @ St 



Tuesday 27th February

19:30 Magazine Committee Meeting

         @ St Denys’


Wednesday 28th February

09:15 MC Jolly Tots @ St Mark’s

10:00 Housegroup @ 35 Court 



Thursday 1st March

10:00 Housegroup @ Babbington House, Church Road

12:30 Soup Lunch @ St Denys’

20:00 Housegroup @ 33 Court Meadow Close


Friday 2nd March

19:00 Choir Practice @ St Denys’


Saturday 3rd March

18:30 Puppet Rehearsal @ St Denys’


Sunday 4th March
- 3rd Sunday of Lent

08:00 Holy Communion (BCP) @ St 
10:00 Family Service with Puppet
          Tree @ St Denys’
11:15 Family Service @ St Mark’s
18:00 Evening Communion (BCP) @
          St Denys’

Forthcoming Social and Fundraising Events

Saturday 24th Feb - Village Fun Quiz @ Rotherfield Village Hall 19:30
Thursday 1st Mar - Soup Lunch @ St Denys' 12:30
Thursday 5th Apr - Soup Lunch @ St Denys' 12:30
Thursday 3rd May - Soup Lunch @ St Denys' 12:30
Saturday 19th May - Coffee Morning and Plant Sale @ St Denys' 10:00
Thursday 7th June - Soup Lunch @ St Denys' 12:30
Sunday 24th June - Open Gardens
Thursday 5th July - Soup Lunch @ St Denys' 12:30
Thursday 5th July - Soup Lunch @ St Denys' 12:30
Thursday 2nd Aug - Soup Lunch @ St Denys' 12:30
Thursday 6th Sept - Soup Lunch @ St Denys' 12:30
Thursday 4th Oct - Soup Lunch @ St Denys' 12:30
Thursday 1st Nov - Soup Lunch @ St Denys' 12:30
Saturday 3rd Nov - Christmas Card Sale @ Rotherfield Village Hall 10:00
Thursday 6th Dec - Soup Lunch @ St Denys' 12:30

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