We, the members of Worthing Salvation Army, are determined to introduce people to Jesus, develop our faith, and work towards meeting the needs of the community.
Where we are
9-13 Crescent Road
GIVEN THE CURRENT HEALTH CRISIS WE ARE NOT ABLE TO MEET FOR WORSHIP
However we are providing services online - please visit our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/OpusMusic185/videos Please subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive notifications of new releases.
You can also keep in touch with us through our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/294023267315051/
The Welcome In Programme at the Salvation Army, Worthing offers a range of tailored groups to suit our community. For more information on our Community Programme and how you can get involved please contact the Reception 01903 234497.
!!PLEASE NOTE OUR BUILDING ON CRESCENT ROAD IS CLOSED FOR ALL ACTIVITIES LISTED BELOW INCLUDING CONTACT CENTRE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS!!
- 10.00am - 2:00pm Cafe
- 10:30am Community Choir
- 1.00pm Knit & Natter
- 2:30pm Home League (Ladies Meeting)
- 10.00am - 2:00pm Cafe
- 10:30am Prayer Meeting
- 7:45pm Bible Study (Twice a month)
- 10.00am - 2:00pm Cafe
- 10am - 12 noon Parent and Toddler Group
- 2.30pm Light Classical Music (last Wednesday in each month)
- 10.00am - 2:00pm Cafe
- 2.30pm Cameo Club
- 7.00pm Thursday Club
- Homeless Shelter cancelled for Winter 2020-2021
- 10am Contact Centre (family support service). Temporarily Closed owing to Lockdown Restrictions.
WORTHING CORPS DIARY
!! Important:- Events have been cancelled due to coronavirus!!
The Songsters is the adult choir of the Salvation Army, taking part in services and other events.
Singing is good for your health, mentally and physically, as is the fun and fellowship we share together.
Three times a year we form an "open to all" choir for specific occasions and extend the opportunity to make music to many more.
Wendy McDaniel, the leader, can be contacted via the Welcome In.
The Senior Band
The Worthing Band of the Salvation Army came into being in 1884. While General William Booth was conducting the opening services of Brighton Congress Hall, in March, an announcement was made that a warm friend and sympathiser of the Army had given a sum of money for the purchase of instruments for a band at Worthing. Apart from a short time when the band ceased to function between 1885 and 1888 due to the Worthing Riots, the band has been making music locally ever since. The main purpose is to communicate the message of the Christian Gospel through music and you will often hear the band playing in Montague Street Worthing or during the summer months at the pier head on Worthing seafront. The band plays music written mostly by Christian composers as well as both traditional and modern hymns, many of which are well known. It is the aim of the band to challenge the listener as well as encourage them on their spiritual journey.
The Salvation Army has a rich musical heritage dating back to 1878 when the first Salvation Army Band was formed and the Worthing Band, having celebrated 130 years of service, continues to build on this.
The band meets for a regular rehearsal every Thursday at 7.45pm to prepare for Sunday when the band provides accompaniment for the singing and plays a piece of music to bless, encourage and challenge the listener as a part of the service.
The band can often be found in the local area supporting Civic events such as the Remembrance Day Parade, holding concerts in local churches and cathedrals, joint fund raising concerts with other local musical groups including the local youth concert band. The band also supports other Salvation Army centres and has undertaken tours of Switzerland, Norway and Holland.
The band totals 31 players all of whom are committed Christians. Both men and women who make up the band commit their time voluntarily and also represent a selection of professions including Company Directors, Accountancy, Information Technology, Civil Service, Engineering Teaching, Students, Banking, Pharmaceuticals Health Service and a number of retired professionals.
In recent years the band has opened its doors to anyone interested in joining for rehearsal as a guest or to simply listen to the music. If you are interested in learning more please contact Alan Slator via the Welcome In
During recent years a Worthing Training Band of the Salvation Army was formed. The purpose of this band was to provide a forum for anyone, regardless of age, interested in learning to play an instrument or wishing to return to playing an instrument.
The Worthing Salvation Army has a rich musical heritage dating back to 1884 with the Worthing Band, having celebrated 130 years of service. As members retire from the Senior Band there is a need for others to take their place and members of the Training Band are given the opportunity and are encouraged to transfer into the Worthing Band of the Salvation Army.
The main aim of the band along with encouraging new players is to communicate the message of the Christian Gospel through music. The band plays music written mostly by Christian composers as well as both traditional and modern hymns.
The band meets for a regular rehearsal every Thursday at 6.45 pm and participates in Sunday Youth Services when the band provides accompaniment for the singing and plays a piece of music to bless, encourage and challenge the listener as a part of the service.
The band totals 15 players all of whom are committed Christians. Everyone in the band commits their time voluntarily and the band is made up of students and older members who are representatives of various professional groups.
If you are interested in learning more please contact Steven Greenwood through the Welcome In
A group of around 20 people who love singing. We sing music from the Shows and easy listening charts. Everybody welcome to come for weekly practice, Monday at 10.30am. Contact the Welcome In for information on how to become involved.
The Worship Group consists of a small group of singers and instrumentalists who accompany and lead the congregation in Contemporary Worship songs in meetings.
The group has also lead worship in “First Sunday Church” and features prominently in a number of events throughout the year, including the Christmas Carol Concert.
Barbara Richards, the leader can be contacted via the Welcome In.
The Singing Company is our Church's choir for children from age 7.
In addition to regular involvemnt each Sunday the choir gives all of its members the opportunity to grow and develop musically and spiritually within the church, and have a lot of fun besides.
Outside of Sunday worship the choir is involved in a number of Church and community concerts and activities.
Amanda Greenwood, the leader, can be contacted via the Welcome In.
Our Charity Shop at 1-3 Rowlands Road
Our Charity Shop at 154 South Street, Lancing
**TEMP CLOSED DUE TO LOCKDOWN**
Are you looking for a place to meet? We might have the exact spot for you! We are lucky to have access to a large amount of space with multiple resources that could be just right for your needs. Whether it be training days, conferences or even fitness classes we have the venue for you!
If you are interested in gaining access to our space then come and have a look around our centre and discover a place for you. Contact Major Parker on 01903 234497.
Newsweek has been replaced by a weekly pastoral letter on our Facebook page.
Within the Salvation Army and more specifically the Welcome In programme, volunteers are at the heart of what we do. Without people to help we would not be able to make such a positive difference in the lives of others and we are so grateful for all the amazing and challenging work our volunteers do!
With our aim to impact more lives, there are always opportunities for people to help. We offer a variety of volunteering prospects and would love you to work with us to support our mission. If you would like to find out more about our volunteering openings please contact Reception on 01903 234497
The Salvation Army works with some of the most vulnerable people in society. As we face the worst public health crisis in our lifetime, people on the margins need us now more than ever.
From running food banks and checking up on people who live alone, to offering counselling and supporting NHS isolation units, The Salvation Army is responding to the crisis in dozens of different ways.
Please visit our Worthing Just Giving page and donate what you can. Help us support as many people as possible.