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 - 6pm 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 June-Sept 2017
(last updated 18th July 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

Saturday 22nd July

13:00 Mark Cross Community BBQ & Picnic @ Mark Cross School


Sunday 23rd July 

- 6th Sunday after Trinity

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

10:00 Parish Communion @ St Denys’

11:15 Matins (BCP) @ St Mark’s

18:00 Refreshment Praise @ St Denys’

Monday 24th July

20:00 Bellringing Practice @ St 



Wednesday 26th July

20:00 Puppet Rehearsal @ St Denys’


Friday 28th July

19:00 Choir Practice @ St Denys’


Saturday 29th July

15:30 Messy Church @ Rotherfield Recreation Ground and Village Hall


Sunday 30th July 

- 7th Sunday after Trinity

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

10:00 United Benefice Morning Worship @ St Denys’

18:00 Prayer Around the Church @ St Denys’


Forthcoming Social and Fundraising Events

Thur 3rd Aug - Soup Lunch @ St Denys' 12:30
Sat 7th Oct - Harvest Barn Dance @ Rotherfield Village Hall
Mon 9th Oct - 'Harvest Flowers' Open Church with Refreshments @ St Denys'
Tues 10th Oct - 
'Harvest Flowers' Open Church with Refreshments @ St Denys'
Thur 5th Oct - Soup Lunch @ St Denys' 12:30
Thur 2nd Nov - Soup Lunch @ St Denys' 12:30
Sat 4th Nov - Christmas Card Sale, Refreshments and Cake Stall @ Rotherfield
    Village Hall
Sat 2nd Dec - Christmas Market @ Rotherfield Village Hall
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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