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 9am - dusk in the winter months (Oct to Mar) and 9am - 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.



Essential building work is currently being carried out at St Mark's Church so access maybe prohibited and services may be held in the school hall, moved to St Denys' or cancelled. Up-to-date information will be displayed below

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 Dec - Jan 2017
(last updated 29th Nov 2016)


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

Notice Sheet

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this weeks Notice Sheet

Saturday 3rd December

10:30 Festival of Christmas Carols @ 

         St Denys’ (until 16:30)

18:30 Puppet Rehearsal @ St Denys’


Sunday 4th December

- Second Sunday of Advent

08:00 Holy Communion (BCP) @ St Denys’               

10:00 Family Toy Service @ St Denys’

16:00 Christingle with Mark Cross School @ Mark Cross School Hall

18:00 Choral Evensong with Act of Remembrance @ St Denys’ (please note that this is not the usual “Light Up A Life” Service)

Monday 5th December

11:30 Family Service Planning Meeting @ 33 Court Meadow Close

19:00 Prayer Matters @ St Denys’

19:30 Book Club @ Mark Cross Inn

20:00 Bellringing Practice @ St Denys’


Wednesday 7th December

20:00 Housegroup @ Packham’s, 

         Station Road


Thursday 8th December

20:00 Housegroup @ 33 Court 

         Meadow Close


Friday 9th December

11:45 Funeral @ St Denys’

19:00 Choir Practice @ St Denys’


Saturday 10th December

18:30 Puppet Rehearsal @ St Denys’


Sunday 11th December

- Third Sunday of Advent

08:00 HOLY COMMUNION CANCELLED due to essential building work at St Mark’s

10:00 Parish Communion @ St Denys’

15:00 Puppet Nativity @ St Denys’

18:00 NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS CANCELLED due to essential building work at St Mark’s

Forthcoming Social and Fundraising Events

Thur 15th Dec - Soup Lunch @ St Denys' 12:30

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