Fr Herbert Bennett - Associate Vicar At St Thomas A Becket In Lewes

Fr Herbert Bennett, our Associate Vicar

We are delighted that the Bishop of Chichester has appointed the Rev Herbert Bennett as an Associate Vicar to the benefice of St Anne’s, St Michael’s and St Thomas à Becket at Cliffe with All Saints in Lewes.

Fr Herbert, who lives in Lewes, assists principally at St Thomas’, leading our Sunday morning worship and working with us.

Ordained in Chichester in 2016, Fr Herbert served his curacy at St Mary’s in Kemp Town. Speaking about his new ministry, Fr Herbert said: “I live in Lewes and work full-time in London. I am respectfully aware of the great legacy and longstanding faithful commitment of Brother George’s ministry at St Thomas’. Accordingly I wish to continue these foundations and serve the parish’s Book of Common Prayer tradition.”

Parochial Church Council secretary Sue Hammond said: “I know we all want to join in praying for Fr Herbert as he leads us at St Thomas’. He has received a very warm welcome. Under his guidance the church can look to grow and to reach out further while ensuring we maintain our current worship and fellowship.”

Fr Herbert has a huge regard for the Book of Common Prayer: indeed he visits The Temple Church in London for BCP weekday services whilst he is working in the City, and also has Permission to Officiate in the London diocese.