As parish priest of Uckfield and Heron's Ghyll, may I say what a joy it is to also have such good links with St Philip's, our parish school. I arrived in the parish in the autumn of 2010 and have been made so welcome by both parish and school. There is already a great deal of cooperation between school and parish, and I look forward to deepening these links as we continue to serve both the Catholic and wider community in our area. Originally I hail from Yorkshire, and so am a keen cricket fan. I served as a police officer in West Yorkshire after reading economics and politics at university, and have been a Catholic priest for 13 years. I have previously served parishes in Surrey and West Sussex, but am now thoroughly enjoying life in East Sussex.
Hello, I am Deacon David. I assist Father Stephen in the parishes of Our Lady Immaculate and St Philip Neri in Uckfield and St John the Evangelist in Heron's Ghyll. I am also a chaplain to front-line emergency staff of the South East Coast Ambulance Service. I have been a deacon for a little over ten years, and have been in Uckfield for seven years.