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A Passsion for Life, Easter 2014

Near Easter we’ll be joining in with a lot of other churches in the venture called “A Passion for Life”

We’re looking forward to offering anyone and everyone a chance to get to know what the Bible really says one-to-one.



We’re using an initiative called The Word One-to-One in which people have the chance to spend one hour over a cup of coffee looking for themselves into John’s gospel.


 “In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God …”

There is no hard-sell, but rather the words of the Bible are put in the position of conveying their own authority and meaning.

We’ve been going out on London Road to talk to people and invite them to take up this offer. We’ve been very encouraged by the amount of interest and the number of positive responses.

If you would like to take up this offer, please contact us.


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Welcome to Calvary!

CEC-exterior-side-view02Welcome to the website of Calvary Evangelical Church in Brighton, UK.

We very much hope that you enjoy your visit. On these pages you will find information about the church and its activities.

We are here to preach, teach, learn and live out the good news of Jesus Christ today in the centre of Brighton.


If you are in the London Road area, we would be delighted to welcome you to one of our meetings where you can meet Jesus Christ through hearing the Bible simply explained among a caring community.

If you cannot join us in person, you may be interested to listen to some of our sermons on MP3 or read one of our newsletters. Finally, we’d be very glad to hear by email from people who have visited this site.

Thanks to God for a blessed weekend away April 2014

Around 50 of us gathered at the Dalesdown conference centre set in the heart of the West Sussex countryside for a weekend together.


Our speaker David Sprouse brought excellent word ministry from 1 Peter – hope in the midst of suffering forritchie-argy-kat-002 the marginalised church.

We also had great food and a lot of fun.

The kids thought it was wonderful too! especially those with birthdays…



Sermon.net and back catalogue

Some kind people have been inquiring about historic recordings of “BeThinking” talks, and other back numbers of sermons – particularly those prior to 2011.

We’re sorry to say that we’ve had some problems with these. The computer on which several of these were stored was stolen, and we are still in the process of sorting out the back-up material. We’ve noticed that sermon.net itself has been updating its systems, and this has also made things more clunky – hopefully this is just a temporary problem.

So, apologies for the delay and for the inconvenience – we’re working on it!

Men’s breakfast 29th March – speaker Marco Wren

Calvary men and their friends and neighbours assembled for a sumptuous breakfast cooked by Chef Ben Alltimes and assistants. Our special guest speaker was Marco Wren of Specky Wren Opticians in Marshall’s Row.

He gave a very inspiring story of how he and his business partner started up their business, and shared lots of other information about eye care.

It’s great to have real personal involvement with the local community.

Buying the building – next steps

At our Autumn church members’ meeting we were pleased to agree unanimously to ask FIEC practical services to act as “Holding Trustees” on behalf of the church. The Elders and Deacons will function as “Managing Trustees” i.e. be responsible for daily affairs of the church in the normal way. This step is further progress in “Buying the Building

Also – more information has gone out to various friends old and new who might value the opportunity to support this venture.

We are aiming to raise £162500 to purchase the freehold from the Railway Mission

The Railway Mission is the  historic umbrella body for christian work to the railway community -  previously in railway centres through local Mission Halls,  and now in the railway industry at large by means of regional Chaplains.

April 8th: Since we started the appeal we have raised – in gifts and pledges – somewhere in the region of £90000, for which we thank God.

See more details on these pages

“Be Thinking” Talks – from Autumn 2013

Don’t miss our unique BeThinking talks this autumn
in the style of bethinking.org:

“Crossing boundaries for the gospel: English
Missionaries in Chinese dress”
Friday 18th October 7.00pm -Katharine Crompton (M.A.Brighton Uni. and Dubai)

“What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? -
how do Christians engage in academia”
Friday 1st November 7.00pm – Tim Wells (M.A.York Uni. and ex-L’Abri Student)

Specially for Students! Autumn term 2013

Join us the next four Sundays in September/October for a FREE MEAL at 5.30 followed by a programme of teaching, interviews and discussion specially for those starting or returning to study in Brighton!
“Specially for Students” will be held from 5:30pm on:
22nd, 29th September and
6th, 13th October