Both Churches have signed up to The Sanctuary Foundation for Ukraine. 

“It is easy to feel helpless and hopeless watching the plight of Ukrainians as their lives are devastated and as so many flee in search of refuge. But we CAN be proactive - we can get ready to provide welcome, support and community for those who make it to the UK. I signed up to the Sanctuary Foundation as soon as registration opened. It means I am on the list to meet refugees at the airport, and pledge to befriend and help a family. It also means the Government knows there are huge numbers of us wanting to be a blessing to refugees - we are poised and ready to help.

 Rt Rev Ruth Bushyager, Bishop of Horsham.

                                For more details of the Sanctuary Foundation, please click HERE.                                   For details of Wealden District Councils actions, 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.

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".