The church is made up of the thriving town of Uckfield and many of the smaller villages surrounding it. It comprise some of the most beautiful countryside in East Sussex. The church in Uckfield is dedicated to Our Lady Immaculate & St Philip Neri and is located next door to our parish primary school, St Philip's
St Vincent de Paul Society
We were formed in February 2011 and currently have 8 members. More would be welcome.
We visit those in need, the elderly. If anyone knows of anyone who we might visit let us know.
Half the members are also involved with the Uckfield Foodbank, either in collecting donations of food from the supermarkets at Tesco or Waitrose,or at the distribution centre.
We meet fortnightly on a Monday evening at 7pm, in the Lourdes room. All enquiries to Peter Taylor
The Justice and Peace Group
The Justice and Peace Group in Uckfield is one of hundreds around the country which make up the Justice and Peace Network. This was originally a Catholic lay organisation but many of the groups now operate ecumenically. The aim and outlook of the Network is to make us all more aware of the injustice in the world and the causes of it, and to encourage assistance for people who are poor and disadvantaged. The impetus for this work is that we believe it to be God's will, that it comes from the Christ's command to love, and that it is in accordance with the Church's teaching.
Depending on size and location, different J&P Groups become involved with different campaigns and activities, which might be global eg persecution of Christians, or local eg homelessness. Our Group consists of about nine people and meets every six weeks. Current activities include assisting Parish involvement with the El Salvador community of Puentecitos, as part of the CAFOD Connect 2 Campaign, encouraging Fairtrade- principally by running the Traidcraft stall once a month and running occasional shared lunches. New members and helpers are very welcome - meeting dates are advertised in the parish newsletter. Contacts are: Michael Pulman 01435 862451
Uckfield and Heron's Ghyll Ladies' Group (Sphere)
Sphere was born in the spring of 2006 following the joining of our two churches to provide a forum for ladies of all ages to share faith and friendship. Meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month from 2 pm to 4 pm in the Lourdes Hall at St Philip's Church, with occasional outings in the warmer weather. Activities include prayer, discussions, talks, DVDs, an annual lunch, an annual coach trip and some gentle fund raising, together with time for chatting and getting to know each other. Lifts are arranged for those unable to drive/or who are out of walking distance of St Philip's Church.
Everyone is welcome and there is no membership fee. Participants share the cost of each outing and a small contribution towards refreshments and incidental expenses is collected at each meeting. Please contact Chris Tutton 07968 749953 for further information and for details of our current programme.