Church News


With the recent loss of Revd Geoff Daw, our parishes are now 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.

Up-to-date news:

During the interregnum services are under the wing of Canon Richard Moatt, who is looking after all the churches in the Benefice; everyone is delighted with his ministry until we have a permanent vicar appointed. Any services he can’t cover Rev Frank Fox-Wilson and Rev Mary Sitwell have been taking. At Rodmell, if for any reason no priest is available our Churchwardens Jenny Brown and Anne Roberts lead the Celtic service and Mattins/Family Service. A fresh advertisement for the post of Rector for our benefice is in the Church Times and on the Diocesan website. The closing date is early October. Hopefully, the timing will giving potential applicants time to consider a move and, although unlikely before then, will may have a new incumbent before Easter 2024.

Interviews will take place at the beginning of November.

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:

Parish Magazine September 2023

Parish Magazine August 2023

Parish Magazine July 2023

Parish Magazine June 2023

Parish Magazine May 2023

Parish Magazine April

Parish Magazine March

Parish Magazine February

Parish Magazine January

Parish Magazine December

Further information from our Churchwardens:

Jenny Brown – 01273 473939,
Anne Roberts –

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