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of Rotherfield with Mark Cross


South East


Ref: JN012609

Rotherfield and Mark Cross are situated in East Sussex’s High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The villages are close to Tunbridge Wells, with good transport links to London, and within easy reach of the South Downs and the English Channel.

St Denys, Rotherfield is an ancient Grade 1 listed parish church in the centre of its village, with distinguished wall paintings and historical features. The vicarage is situated nearby. St Mark’s, Mark Cross is a dual-purpose building, used as a community centre for the village in addition to its use as a worship centre. There is a thriving parish life throughout the benefice, with active house and prayer groups, and a wide range of cultural and social activities. There are supportive PCC and ministry teams. The combined electoral roll is 168 with a Usual Sunday Attendance of around 55.

The benefice enjoys very close links with the Church of England (VA) primary school at Mark Cross, rated as ‘Good with outstanding features’.


The Bishop of Chichester and CPAS (patrons) are seeking a pastoral priest, with a prayerful, scripture-based faith in Jesus Christ, to lead this benefice to growth in faith, worship and prayer, and to be active in mission and service to the community.

For an informal chat please contact the patron: Anita Colpus at or on 07786 268612

For the parish profile and to apply please go to our website by clicking the 'apply for this job' button below.

Closing date: 31st July 2024
Interview date: 29th October or the 9th October if possible

Closing date: 31 July 2024

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