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Cuckfield Cottage Homes Trust

The Cuckfield Cottage Homes

Registered Charity No 229475.

Serving the local community for 130 years...

The Cottage Homes were founded on 21 May, 1881, when the Sergison Trust conveyed Church Field on the west side of Cuckfield Churchyard to Miss Mary Frances Maberly, daughter of a former Vicar of Cuckfield.

She acquired the land for the construction of the line of three cottages we know as The Cuckfield Cottage Homes, and a year later the Homes were ready to receive their first residents.

The Homes were officially opened by a Service of Dedication held in Holy Trinity Church Cuckfield on 12th July, 1882. Click here to see a PDF facsimile of the 1882 Order of Service for the Dedication of the Cottage Homes.

Click here to see or download a PDF copy of the History of the Cottage Homes based on the Trustees' Minutes Books since 1881.

Originally intended for aged and infirm communicants of the Church of England resident in the ecclesiastical Parish of Cuckfield, the Deed was updated with the help of the Charity Commission on 31st January, 2007. The Trust has six flats offering independent living for residents in need from within the geography of the Deanery of Cuckfield, with preference given to Cuckfield residents.


  • The Revd Michael Maine (Chairman)
  • Simon Rothon (Clerk to the Trustees)
  • David Thunder (Hon Treasurer)
  • Jane Crampton
  • Terry Bevan
  • Marion Petitpierre
  • Isobel Simmonds


To donate to the work of the Homes, please make cheques payable to The Cuckfield Cottage Homes Trust and mail to:

The Hon Treasurer,
The Cuckfield Cottage Homes Trust,
c/o The Church Office,
Church Street,
West Sussex.

"The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life and rest in unvisited tombs." Middlemarch ~ George Eliot