The Reverend Christian Mitchell was licensed as the new Vicar of the Benefice of Heathfield on Thursday 7th September 2017. The Bishop of Lewes, the Right Reverend Richard Jackson, led the licensing and induction service at St Richard’s Church in Heathfield. All Saints Church in Old Heathfield and St George’s Church in Broad Oak are also part of the Benefice of Heathfield. Reverend Mitchell, who will be known as Rev'd Mitch, has previously served as Curate in the Uckfield Plurality of Holy Cross Uckfield, St Michael & All Angels Little Horsted and St Margaret of Antioch in Isfield. He moved to Heathfield with his wife and two sons to lead the three churches in the recently-formed Benefice.