Sacred Heart, Durgates, (Wadhurst)


Roman Catholic.


Church website.


Mayfield Lane, Durgates, Wadhurst, East Sussex.

Grid reference: 562990, 132100, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


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Building information:

Built: 1928 - 29.

Current use: Worship.


There is 1 document concerning this church in the OPC database.


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The Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart in Mayfield Lane was built in 1928 but its roots go down another hundred years, for in 1828 Antonio Rosmini-Serbati founded at Domodossola in Italy a religious society known as Rosminians. Shortly before 1880 the Society bought land on the Faircrouch estate and built a huge red-brick house and chapel, known as The Mount. They remained there for nearly a hundred years and, when they left, the buildings were bought on behalf of the Rudolph Steiner movement for use as a school for children with special needs. Before the Rosminians came there were probably no members of the Church of Rome in Wadhurst but at the present time there are more than 300 and the parish includes Frant, Ticehurst and Flimwell.
The church was opened on March 11, 1929 by a blessing by Bishop Peter Amigo of the new Church of the Sacred Heart in Wadhurst. The opening of the adjacent school followed in 1935.

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