Groups using The Hub@Union

At Union Church we have set out to offer a venue to the town that helps make life better. As a result, we don’t just let anyone rent our rooms! We try to ensure that each group shares the same ethos as us, meaning they are inclusive and see themselves as a force for good! Therefore we don’t just view the groups that use our premises as rentees – we see them as family and partners. If you have an idea for a group that will help build community or help those in need (or both) please do talk to us about it – we have a variety of ways we can help get your idea off the ground.

Here is some information about the groups that currently run:-

Union Church Toddlers is open to all. Term time. We start at 10am onwards and run until 11:30am when we finish with some fun songs. We offer hot drinks, squash and biscuits. There is no charge but contributions are welcome.

Heathfield Fit Camp has been part of the Community Hub family for a couple of years now. Here is a link to their Facebook page.

Heathfield Morning WI meets every first Tuesday at 10am and each month is different. For more information please pop along or contact our church office where we will be happy to pass on your details.

Seniors Lunch Club We say ‘seniors’ but we don’t turn anyone away who wants a delicious and hot 2-course lunch with tea/coffee for just £5. This group runs on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays and places can be booked with the church office. Age Concern Heathfield also provide a minibus to collect and return you if needed. These can be booked on 01435 866960

Tuesdays Together runs on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 1:45pm and is a fun afternoon of tea and cake followed by puzzles, bingo, beetle drives, quizzes and speakers. The age group is mostly on the senior end of the spectrum but if you are lonely and up for a laugh, you are more than welcome. Financial contributions are not necessary but gratefully accepted! Call the church office for more details.

Rainbows and Brownies made a welcome return to the hub in 2023 and now meet regularly in term-time. Please contact the church office for details and we will pass your contact information to the correct leader.

3VA drop-in and People Matter (Wednesday mornings) offer support and advice to those who need it. See these websites for more info and to contact them:- and

Wednesday Bereavement Group this friendly and informal group meets monthly to talk about the issues around bereavement. The chat is overseen by a local counsellor and provides a safe space to share, listen and chat. White Feather Funerals sponsors this group.

The No-Pressure Drama Group. This friendly and small group started last year and wanted to provide a venue where it was safe to build confidence and make new friends. They produced their first play at Christmas 23. Everyone is very welcome. Again, the church office can put you in touch with the organisers or give you more info.

Renew: Well-being Coffee Morning: Vicky, our minister, started this group because she was a Chaplain in the NHS Mental Health Services before she came to us. It’s a safe place for everyone and has proved popular with those who are sometimes struggling with their own mental health but also for those who just want a chat. Each session finishes with an opportunity to join in with some prayer and meditation and there are extra helpers each week who are trained in listening skills. So if you want to chat, want some company or just a cuppa and a bit of cake – do pop along!

Lindyfit has been part of the Hub for years. It really is a very fun class – everyone should try it!

Mankind Heathfield: ManKind is a free Support Group for men. Set up in 2020 in Eastbourne, ManKind provides a safe place for men to share how they are feeling and to support each other. The ManKind Heathfield group meets every Thursday evening from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Union Church Community Hub (High Street entrance). If you are struggling with your mental health currently, are in recovery and willing to share your experience with other men or, you support someone with a mental health condition, this group is for you. The group encourages men to talk about their feelings however, if you are not ready to share, you can just listen. The group is not able to offer counselling or therapy. If you are experiencing an acute mental health condition, speak to your GP.

For further information or to contact us, see the ManKind Heathfield Facebook page or ManKind website (

Kinship Carers Support: Kinship Carers are a new addition to the Hub Family. Kinship care is when a child lives full-time or most of the time with a relative or close family friend, usually because their parents are not able to care for them. In the UK, there are more than 180,000 children in kinship care. Grandparents are the most common kinship carers, but older siblings, aunts, uncles, and people who know the child well can also take on the role. They provide friendship, support and advice to all kinship carers in the area, with or without a legal order. This is a safe, non-judgmental group who provide support to local kinship carers and their kinship children.

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies.