King's Church Uckfield
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|King's Church, Uckfield|
|Founder(s)||Ray Gaydon, Simon Pettit|
|Senior pastor(s)||Adrian Ward|
|Pastor(s)||Jon Scott, Steve May-Miller|
King’s Church Uckfield is an active Christian community dedicated to worshipping and serving Jesus Christ in the local community of Uckfield, East Sussex.
The church started in 1983 when a group of Christians in the town felt it was right to gather together in a way that was in keeping with their powerful experience of God. They had a strong desire to see a church established on New Testament principles. Over the years the church has met in a variety of locations including local schools before the present venue, the Uckfield Civic Centre.
The church was initially led by Simon Pettit before he moved to take-on a church in South Africa. The period from 1990-1998 saw a number of changes in the leadership resulting from God’s call on various people’s lives. From 1998 to 2013 the leadership team comprised Robert Thursfield, Jon Scott and Steve May-Miller, before Robert stepped-aside as an elder and Ade Ward joined Steve and Jon as a leader of the church. There is also a team of six trustees that oversee the church from a financial and legal standpoint and a church staff of six that manage the day to day running of the church.
The church runs a number of groups including toddler groups for pre-school children on Thursdays and Fridays at Foresters Hall, and a coffee morning for anyone to attend on Monday mornings. It also hosts social activities for men, ladies and the whole church where anyone is welcome to attend.
The church is part of the Catalyst sphere of Newfrontiers and has strong relationships with sister churches in Bulgaria.
Having been at The King's Centre on Grange Road for 12 years, in September 2015 the church surrendered its lease and started on a journey towards buying their own all-purpose building in the town. The church office is currently contained within Holy Cross CE School.
All are welcome to join the church's Sunday morning meetings at 10am in the Uckfield Civic Centre.