Ministry Team


Jane for website

Rev Jane Durham Priest in charge

The Wheathill Benefice has a committed team of clergy, lay ministers, church wardens and others, who offer their energy and experience to maintain a full and lively ministry in these villages. We aspire to be a family of Christian people who seek to make Jesus a real presence in our communities by helping those in any sort of need, and to show & celebrate the love and grace of God for all his creation.

There is a varied timetable of services, both lay and clergy led, to which visitors are most welcome, and each parish church maintains strong pastoral and community links into the four villages. In addition to annual celebrations and services around the major church festivals we celebrate Harvest, still very relevant in a largely rural community, with village activities and meals, support and participate in the local Community Car Scheme, a highly successful Parish Lunch and a newly developed Christmas Tree Festival.

Lay Minister Jane Sedgman

Mrs Jane Sedgman – Lay Reader


We have good links too with our fellow Christians in other churches. Notably our relationship with the Methodist Church is well established with regular joint services and a sound pastoral overview. We greatly value the mutual support and co-operation this provides.

If you are aware of any need that the church can address please let us know.

Contact for weddings, funerals, baptisms, Home Communions and visiting or pastoral care can be made to The Revd Jane Durham on 01458 223417 or by email: rev.jane.durham at and also through the Benefice Administrator at wheathillbenefice at


Each of the parishes within the Wheathill Benefice is served by a PCC (Parish Church Council) – consisting of the Church Wardens, a Treasurer and a number of volunteers that have been elected to assist with overseeing the running of the churches activities.

The parishes work collectively through  a Benefice Council to co-ordinate servicesevents and .