THE ECCLESIASTICAL PARISH OF BUXTED AND HADLOW DOWNChichester Diocese
“We glory in what unites us and in what makes us special.”
The Parish of Buxted and Hadlow Down in East Sussex is a single parish with three parish churches: St Margaret the Queen in Buxted Park, St Mary the Virgin in Buxted, and St Mark the Evangelist in Hadlow Down.
The parish is in the Uckfield Deanery, the Hastings Archdeaconry and the Chichester Diocese. The Parish was created by a pastoral scheme and came into operation on 1 January 2008.
It is administered by a single PCC.
The villages of Buxted and Hadlow Down make up the ecclesiastical parish, which also includes part of Five Ash Down within its boundary. It is a rural community, but is growing as a result of planned housing development.
There are two Church of England Primary schools in the parish:
Buxted C.E. Primary School (church-controlled)
St Mark’s C.E. School Hadlow Down (church-aided)
The parish maintains close links with both schools, details of which can be found on the pages for St. Margaret’s and St. Mark’s. The parish is a registered charity (Charity Reg. No. 1130925).
Parish Mission Statement
We are committed to playing our part in God’s mission to the world by being:
A worshipping community
A learning community
A serving community
A community of wholeness & reconciliation
A praying community
To become the people of Christ
Welcome from the
“Welcome to the new look web site for the Parish of Buxted and Hadlow Down. We are one parish with three churches. Each church has its own style of worship and we welcome everybody to join us at our services on Sundays and throughout the week. We have lots of other activities, and We look forward to seeing you at one or other of our events.“
Following the collation and induction of our previous Rector, Fr John Barker, to the parish of All Saints in Harrow Weald on 18th July 2019, we now have a vacancy and are in an interregnum. We aim to continue with the same pattern of worship in our churches – with grateful thanks to the clergy who are assisting us – as well as all the other activities that make our parish what it is.
News, events, history, announcements & information
These are the most recent additions to our blog.
Ashdown Forest Band & caller, supper and bar
On Saturday 11th May hundreds of people attended our second annual Community Garden Open Day and Craft Fair at St Mary’s Church Buxted.