The incumbent and Rector of St Mary's is The Reverend John Challis. John was appointed to this post in October 2016. Previously he has served the Church of England in Upper Beeding, Bramber and Botolphs, Buxted and Hadlow Down, Ifield team ministry and trained at St Stephens House, Oxford. He grew up in East Grinstead, West Sussex.
John is married to Jenny and they have three children along with dogs and a cat.
John started being a school governor in 2000 and has served many schools both non church and church, both aided and controlled.
He can be contacted via the parish office.