His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

10/06/1921 – 09/04/2021

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, and our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time. Due to Covid Restrictions we are unable to have books of condolences or flowers in our Churches. They will, however, be open in daytime for public prayer.

You can light an online candle HERE and sign a book of condolence HERE.


We all know just how much we miss our social contact with our friends so, with this in mind, welcome to CHAT TIME!

All the while we are on lockdown and are unable to meet, then we hope that    CHAT TIME will be a available for an exchange of news, views and just general chit-chat every Monday between 3pm-4pm

If you would like to join in, on the web or on your phone, then please contact Rev Richard Tel: 01323 833124 e mail: 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 833214 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.

And, for the Parish News, 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".