The Minister



David Cumbers has been our minister since September 2023, when he was ordained. He leads worship twice a month on Sundays and also on occasional Thursdays. David is based in Hassocks, but is also minister to the United Reformed churches in Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath. He is married with three teenage children.


Prior to becoming the minister in Mid Sussex, David trained at Westminster College in Cambridge. He shares the leadership of the church with elected local leaders (known as elders) and other church members. Hassocks URC believes in the priesthood of all believers and that all are called to serve God with their particular spiritual gifting.