Welcome from the Reverend Nick Flint SMMS*.
Rusper offers a welcoming church for our village and visitors from further afield. Our door is always open and worship styles offer something for everyone and every season. We are at the centre of a history as fascinating as any you’ll find in the land, and proud of our claim to be a spiritual home of the folk lore revival. I’ve been Rector here for 20 years.
Our Mission Prayer
Lord God, the source of truth and love,
keep us faithful with Mary Magdalene,
to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship,
united in prayer and the breaking of bread,
and one in joy and simplicity of heart,
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
*Sodalitas Mariae Matris Sacerdotum
The letters SMMS after Nick’s name stand for the Latin which translates as Sodality of Mary Mother of Priests to which he was first admitted in May 2018. The Sodality is a dispersed community of Church of England priests, a fledgling initiative providing spiritual comradeship. You can learn more from Nick or on their websitehttps://sodalityofmary.com. Upon joining Nick was vested in the distinctive blue scapular, a kind of apron, which the Sodality have chosen as ‘ a sign of the motherly love of the Virgin Mary’