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Buying the building – update 7/9/14- contracts exchanged!

We are pleased to announce that contracts have been exchanged, and completion should be achieved sometime next week.

It is remarkable that we are in this position ahead of schedule, with sufficient funds to finish the deal. We thank God for this miracle.

On September 28th there will be a Gift Day, and we hope that much if not all of the remaining financial shortfall can be covered.

We still have to sort out legal costs, and a number of pledges will not become active until 28th September.


Good things to report and pray for 13th August 2014

From our mid-week meeting: it is good to report a number of interesting conversations were had with various passers-by on London Road.

Topics of discussion included – “where do we come from?” “hasn’t science disproved Christianity”, “I believe in Jesus but am not keen on church”. Some people took the booklets and pamphlets offered and read them with great care.

The Bible says “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news” Romans 10:15

Welcome to new students!

Maybe you are looking here because you have come to Brighton as a new student. Brighton offers a very rich and varied experience for students from all over the world – hopefully a great time is ahead of you!

If you are looking for a church you will find information about us on the rest of the site and especially here.

When you choose a church remember, it’s not all about music, and smaller/growing churches like ours also have a lot to offer in the way of solid Bible teaching, and opportunities to build relationships in the church family, and get actively involved in developing, maturing, and serving.

If you would like more info – drop a line to our student worker Ben Alltimes


Looking at God and ourselves – Sunday morning teaching series, August 2014

A swiss pastor, wishing to give an all-round course of instruction to his flock once wrote:

Our wisdom,in so far as it ought to be deemed true and solid Wisdom, consists almost entirely of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves” John Calvin (1509-1564)- Institutes of Christian Religion, Book 1, Chapter 1.

We’ve been following his outline and have been looking briefly at who God is : (1) Creator, (2) Trinity (3) Ruler (4) God who is good. And now we are looking at who we are – humanity (1) in the image of God (2) spoiled by sin, (3) redeemed by Christ.

These can all be followed via the talks and sermons page.


Combined Mid-Sussex Group prayer meeting – 23rd July 2014

Representatives of the 15 or so churches in the Mid-Sussex Group (MSG) of Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC) met together at Christ Church, Haywards Heath for a combined prayer meeting on Wednesday evening 23/7/14

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Trevor Archer, FIEC director for training, gave an update on the wide range of FIEC initiatives and activities. Across the UK church attendance at gospel churches is at best staying level, and otherwise facing decline. We need to grasp the opportunity to re-evangelise the UK, and time money and effort is being expended in doing so.

Trevor also spoke briefly and encouragingly from a text in 1 Peter.  David Sprouse of Cuckfield Baptist Church chaired the meeting.

We also had bullet points for prayer from each of the churches. We broke up into groups of 6 or so to pray together.

It was really good to be together and meet up with people for whom we pray, but whose faces we see only on special occasions.


Sad goodbyes – June 30th 2014

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Goodbye Stephie Holmes – ceramicist

Last Sunday we had the sad pleasure of saying good-bye to two talented and creative Christian young women.

Stephie had been with us for 4 years during her course at Brighton University. She leaves to take up a career in her chosen craft of Ceramics.






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Katharine Kofoed-Nielsen nee Crompton

Katharine had been with us for three years during her Masters at Brighton University, and her two years as Associate Worker. She leaves to get married and serve God in Peru.

She doesn’t look too sad about it, does she?

*Another* wonderful wedding July 4th 2014

Samuel and Katharine's wedding

Samuel and Katharine’s wedding

The Vikings used to come over to England and consume our food, remove our property, and take our women.

…It seems that they’re still doing it.

But in this case we were delighted to be part of it – that is, the wedding of our Associate Worker Katharine Crompton to Danish Theological Student Samuel Kofoed Nielsen on Friday 4th July at Bishop Hannington Church. There was a cake-reception at the church followed by a meal and speeches (many, many speeches – in the Danish style) at Hollingbury Golf Club.



Samuel and Katharine – photo by Ray Wingate

All in all it was a splendid and joyful occasion.

Our prayers and best wishes go to the happy couple. Their plan is to serve God as missionaries in Peru – but first they have over a year of training ahead of them.

When there are some more official photos available we will put them on view.

What a delightful way to express partnership in the gospel with another SGP church