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Parish Magazine June 2024


Since the loss of Revd Geoff Daw our parishes have been in an interregnum, the term used in the Anglican Communion to describe the period before a new parish priest is appointed to fill the vacancy. Churchwardens, together with the Rural Dean, automatically become Sequestrators, i.e., trustees of the income and property of the benefice and the administration of the parish lies with the Churchwardens.

Services during the interregnum have been under the wing of Canon Richard Moatt, to whom we have been hugely grateful for looking after all the churches in the Benefice.  We are now delighted to announce that a permanent replacement has been found, and that the Rev Joe Chipper will begin his ministry with us as our Priest in Charge rather than as Rector, following his licensing on 24th July.
This will be for the time being while the ‘living’ of the benefice is suspended and all the legal hurdles of incorporating the Parish of Piddinghoe into the benefice are being completed.

As our Priest in Charge he will have the same spiritual and pastoral responsibilities towards us all as his flock of parishioners. Once the parish of Piddinghoe is integrated into the benefice, the Bishop of Chichester will restore the living and Joe will become the new Rector.

The Licensing Service for the Rev Joe Chipper will take place on Wednesday July 24th at 7.30 in Kingston Church.

The church now owns a folding wheelchair, which will be kept in the church. If anybody would like to borrow it either for services or other purposes, please call Jenny Brown on 01273 473939.

The Parish Magazine

Publication of the magazine in its usual form was made impossible by the COVID crisis, and it has been decided not to return to full physical distribution. If you would like to receive it by email, please contact the editor, Anna MacLeod, at

The new format of the magazine is easily printable on A4. You can view and download the current and past editions here:

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Further information from our Churchwardens:

Jenny Brown – 01273 473939,
Anne Roberts –

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