ONE CHURCH REFLECTING TWO TRADITIONS
CORNERSTONE was formed when Uckfield Methodist Church and Uckfield United Reformed Church combined in a "Local Ecumenical Partnership". We are one church which continues to reflect the traditions of each denomination, building on our faith in Jesus Christ and seeking to serve the Community of Uckfield.
The Methodist movement began in the 18th Century, primarily through the work of John Wesley. Uckfield Methodist Church was founded by the Wesleyan Methodist community in 1897 and replaced one in the Ridgewood area of Uckfield. To find out more about the Methodist denomination click on the logo above to visit the national Methodist Church website. Further details of the history of Methodism can be found on the BBC website by clicking the link above.
The United Reformed Church is the result of a union between the Congregation Church of England and Wales and the Presbyterian Church in England established in 1972. The denomination was later joined by the Re-formed Association of Churches of Christ in 1981 and the Congregational Union of Scotland in 2000. Uckfield URC was opened in 1865, then Uckfield Congregational Church and became part of the URC in 1972. To find out more about the URC denomination click on the logo above to visit the national URC website. Further details of the history of the URC can be found on the BBC website by clicking the link above.