The Revd Mark Heather has been appointed as Incumbent to the Benefice of Steyning and Ashhurst.
Mark will move to West Sussex from Guildford where he currently serves as Chaplain to the Bishop of Guildford.
Mark graduated in Law before training for ordination at the College of the Resurrection Mirfield in West Yorkshire. He was appointed curate at St Aidan’s church, Leeds, then vicar of St Wilfrid church, Halton, where he spent seven years.
Since becoming chaplain to the Bishop of Guildford in 2010, Mark has served two diocesan bishops – Christopher Hill until his retirement, and Andrew Watson from early 2015. He will be licensed on April 28th, 2017 at 7:30 pm by the Bishop of Chichester and the Archdeacon of Horsham.
Please pray for Mark, his family and the community as they prepare for this new chapter in the life of the parish of St Andrew & St Cuthman.