The Rev. Daniel Valentine
Daniel was born and brought up in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. He moved to London in his early twenties and lived there until 2004 when he relocated to Manchester. Having initially read law at university Daniel commenced his career working in Human Resources and later as a solicitor, specialising in employment law.
Daniel trained for ministry with the Yorkshire Ministry Course and at the College of the Resurrection in Mirfield and obtained a degree in Theology from the University of Sheffield. He was ordained deacon in 2016 and a priest the following year, serving his curacy in Chorlton before being appointed as Priest in Charge at Crumpsall in 2019.
Daniel was licensed as Incumbent of the united Benefice in November 2023.
Speaking of his appointment Daniel said -
“My ministry in Manchester was very rewarding but I am also excited by this new adventure and I very much look forward to getting to know the people of Cuckfield and Bolney and to serving in the Diocese of Chichester.
I feel a great sense of responsibility in being appointed vicar of two such vibrant parishes, and it is humbling to know that I will be building on the legacy of previous incumbents who have the served the parishes so faithfully”.
The united Benefice of Cuckfield and Bolney was formed in 2019.
Although the incumbent looks after both parishes, the primary focus of his work will be in Cuckfield, assisted by a House for Duty Priest with special care of Bolney.