THE ECCLESIASTICAL PARISH OF BUXTED AND HADLOW DOWNChichester Diocese In light of the latest lockdown restrictions, and local levels of the virus, the decision has been made that church services remain suspended. Our churches remain open for private prayer. This position will be reviewed on a weekly basis, following an ongoing assessment of the risks. Please see the News section for how we are keeping the Church active in the parish.
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.“
“The Reverend Pete Molloy has been appointed Rector of Buxted and Hadlow Down. Pete comes to us from Canada, where he has served in parishes in Saskatchewan and Ontario. He has now been granted the necessary visa to undertake this role, though his post is subject to legal formalities. We look forward to welcoming him, his wife Ann and son Simeon. The date of his institution and induction will be finalised in the near future.”
News, events, history, announcements & information
These are the most recent additions to our blog.
This new village event dates from May 2018, when our Community Garden at the rear of the church was opened by the Archdeacon of Hastings. We resolved at that time to stage an Open Day and Craft Fair each year during the second week of May. The 2020 event was all...
Good Morning Friends, Things are changing very quickly aren’t they? Like you, your wardens and I have been trying to wrap our minds around the guidance released last night concerning Lockdown 3.0. For the sake of clarity moving forward, we wanted to communicate our...
PARISH OF BUXTED AND HADLOW DOWN Christmas Services 2020 Cancellation Regrettably, due to the increase in the prevalence of the virus locally, we have decided that we have to cancel all services for the moment. Our churches will be open for private prayer during...