Pam Kendall writes:


As you may have heard. If Covid restrictions will permit it is proposed to have a Summer Fair in Herstmonceux Churchyard. This will help both churches finances and help to get people together in an organised, responsible, and safe way. Stalls will be set out around the whole area thereby giving each a decent space between. The intention is to have books, white elephant/bric-a-brac, toys, garden sundries, cakes, and anything else that can be organised sensibly and safely. Refreshments may only be cakes/biscuits and drinks to make things simpler, and we may have games.

 Children with Cancer have indicated that they would like a stall, they, like all charities have suffered badly of late, and there has been approach made about a stall by Vitality Villages.   The issue of        car parking is being investigated now. 

                                          A Summer Service for Farmers and Growers will be held at                                                                    St Mary Magdalen Church Wartling on Wednesday July 7th at 7pm.                             Our guest speaker is Richard Brown from Wilmington.
If you would like to attend, please call Rev Richard on 01323 833124 or email ra_steven@hotmail.com


For the details of services at All Saints Herstmonceux and St Mary Magdalene Wartling, please click HERE

If you would like to join us for any of the on-line services, by Zoom or by phone, then please contact Rev Richard on 01323 833124 or email him at ra_steven@hotmail.com and he will send you a link. 


          The Diocesan Magazine is now available on-line, and can be read HERE. 


For Rev Richard's Letter and the readings list, please click HERE.

For our monthly prayer sheet please click HERE.


Welcome to the website of the United Benefice of St. Mary Magdalene Wartling and of All Saints Herstmonceux

Our area is a beautiful place to live and work.    From our historical villages to the beauty of the Downs and our local beaches, we have so much to be thankful for.   We believe that everything good points to the Creator, and as Christians, we know that God has introduced Himself to us in the person of Jesus Christ. 

We help people explore what it means to be a Christian today, here we can experience God’s love and inspire one another to make a real difference to society.   

People of all ages and stages are part of our church, and we are grateful to be contributing to the cultural, social, commercial and spiritual life of our area and region.

For details and reports of recent events, please see the 'News From The Churches' link above.

Environmental and Fairtrade Awards are gained by St. Mary Magdalene Church. See the detail on the 'Wartling Caring for God's Creation' page HERE.

St Mary Magdalene Church Wartling

Wartling Rd/Horsewalk,



BN27 1RY

All Saints Church Herstmonceux

Church Rd
BN27 1QJ

The Woodcarving of a Heron that is the Lectern at St. Mary Magdalen Church Wartling.   There are families of these magnificent birds on the Marshes at below the hill that the church stands on.

The above image is of the Dacre Chapel, the side chapel in Herstmonceux Church erected to the memory of Thomas, 8th Lord Dacre (1470-1533) and his son, Sir Thomas Fiennes, who predeceased his father in 1528.
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On the left is the Brass in Herstmonceux Church that is under the carpet facing the altar, see the top image. This is of Sir William Fiennes, Dating 1402 it shows a knight in armour with feet resting on a lion. Inscription reads "William Feinnes, Knight, who died 18th day of January in the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ, 1402 lies here".