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 Mar - May 2017

(last updated 7th March 2017)


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.

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Notice Sheet

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this weeks Notice Sheet

Sunday 26th March 

- Mothering Sunday

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

10:00 Mothering Sunday Family Communion @ St Denys’

11:15 Mothering Sunday Service with Mark Cross School @ St Mark’s

18:00 Refreshment Praise @ St Denys’

Monday 27th March

20:00 Bellringing Practice @ St 



Wednesday 29th March

19:30 St Mark’s PCC Meeting @ St 


20:00 Housegroup @ Packham’s, 

         Station Road


Thursday 30th March

10:45 Housegroup @ Babbington

         House, Church Road

11:00 Housegroup @ 33 Court 

         Meadow Close

20:00 Housegroup @ 33 Court 

         Meadow Close


Friday 31st March

19:00 Choir Practice @ St Denys’


Saturday 1st April

18:30 Puppet Rehearsal @ St Denys’


Sunday 2nd April 

- 5th Sunday of Lent

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

10:00 Family Service with Puppet Tree @ St Denys’

11:15 Family Service @ St Mark’s


The choir are singing evensong at

Portsmouth Cathedral. All are

welcome to go and support them.




9th April - PALM SUNDAY

08:00 Holy Communion (BCP) @ St


10:00 Palm Sunday Procession led by 

         ‘Mr Wonkey’ starting with

         Refreshments @ Court Meadow


11:00 United Benefice Palm Sunday

         Shorter Communion Service @

         St Denys’

18:00 Café Style Worship @ St Denys’

10th April - HOLY WEEK

20:00 Night Prayer for Holy Week @

         St Denys’

11th April - HOLY WEEK

20:00 Night Prayer for Holy Week @

         St Mark’s

12th April - HOLY WEEK

20:00 Night Prayer for Holy Week @

         St Denys’


20:00 Maundy Thursday Holy

         Communion @ St Denys’

21:00 Liturgy of Shadows @ St Denys’

14th April - GOOD FRIDAY

10:00 Good Friday All Age Service @

         St Denys’

 12:00 Meditation at the Foot of the

         Cross @ St Mark’s

14:00 Meditation at the Foot of the

         Cross @ St Denys’

16th April - EASTER SUNDAY

08:00 Holy Communion (BCP) @ St


10:00 Easter Sunday Parish 

         Communion @ St Denys’

11:30 Easter Sunday Parish

         Communion with Sunday Club

         @ St Mark’s


Forthcoming Social and Fundraising Events

Thur 6th April - Soup Lunch @ St Denys' 12:30
Mon 17th April and following week - Open Church for viewing Easter Flowers with
    Refreshments @ St Denys'
Sat 29th April - Friends of St Denys' Race Night @ Rotherfield Village Hall 19:00
Thur 4th May - Soup Lunch @ St Denys' 12:30
Sat 13th May - Coffee Morning & Plant Sale @ St Denys' 10:00
Thur 1st June - Soup Lunch @ St Denys' 12:30
Sat 17th June - Summer Fun @ Court Meadow Green
Thur 6th July - Soup Lunch @ St Denys' 12:30
Thur 3rd Aug - Soup Lunch @ St Denys' 12:30
Sat 30th Sept - Harvest Barn Dance @ Rotherfield Village Hall
Mon 2nd Oct and following week - Open Church for viewing Harvest Flowers 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 and following week
 - Open Church for viewing Christmas Flowers
    with Refreshments @ St Denys'

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