The new Rector of Uckfield, Father John Wall, will officially take up his post this month.
The Diocese of Chichester announced in July that Fr Wall will be licensed at Holy Cross Church on September 21 by the Bishop of Lewes, the Rt Rev Richard Jackson, and the Archdeacon of Hastings.
Fr Wall’s appointment was announced in early March.
He will be moving from a parish in east Brighton where he is regarded as a champion of the community.
When details of the licensing service were announced Fr Wall was taking a sabbatical in Italy.
Fr Wall has told Holy Cross parishioners on the church website that he is looking forward to coming to the town.
He finished his sabbatical at the end of July having spent three weeks in Rome and two months in Venice studying Art. Since then he has been preparing for the move.
Read more of his message here.