The first Congregational Chapel in Haywards Heath was built in Wivelsfield, subsequently to become St Edmunds. As Haywards Heath grew, the Congregationalists desired a more central location and in December 1914 the foundation stones for the present building in South Road were laid by Mr Charles Clarke, the senior deacon, and Mrs Norton, wife of the minister.
The estimated cost of the building, including the re-erection of the organ from the old church, was £2500. The builder was Thomas White of Haywards Heath, and the seating for 300 people was arranged in a semi-circular fashion so everyone could face the preacher. The choir was housed on a raised circular fronted platform each side of the rostrum and the organ accommodated in a recess behind.
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