Church

We are a spirit filled, radical, growing Corps with a burning desire to become better disciples of Jesus; leading people into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, actively serving the community and fighting for social justice.

What's On

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Sundays

  • 10am Morning Worship

  • 10am Tiddlywinks Church

    • (2 - 5 year olds)

  • 10:30am Sunday School for Young People

  • 11:15am Coffee/Tea in Welcome In Cafe

  • 11.40am Town Centre open air worship (weather permitting)

  • 5.30pm
  • Discipleship Training 
  • 7:45pm Youth Fellowship

* Open air worship on sea front June - Sept - see events for dates and times

Weekdays

Christian faith during the week, when our doors are open to offer programmes and activities for the whole community. For further details or information on any activity or event contact The Welcome In reception on 01903 234497

  • Monday

    • 10.00am - 2:00pm Cafe
    • 10:30am Community Choir Practice
    • 1.00pm Knit & Natter
    • 2:30pm Home League (Ladies Meeting)
    • 7:30pm House Groups
  • Tuesday

    • 10.00am - 2:00pm Cafe
    • 10.30am - 3.30pm Carers Respite Service - Welcome break
    • 10:30am Prayer Meeting
    • 2:30pm Retired Musicians Fellowship
      • Third Tuesday each month (ex August and September. second Tuesday in December)

    • 7:45pm Bible Study
      • Twice monthly

  • Wednesday

    • 10.00am - 2:00pm Cafe
    • 10am Parent and Toddler Group
    • 2.30pm Light Classical Music (last Wednesday in each month)
    • 7:45pm House Groups
  • Thursday

    • 10.00am - 2:00pm Cafe
    • 10.30am - 3.30pm Carers Respite Service - Welcome Break
    • 2.30pm Cameo Club
    • 7.00pm Thursday Club
  • Friday

    • Closed  
  • Saturday

    • 10am Contact Centre (broken family support)
      • Fortnightly (see events for dates)

    • 10am Coffee Morning
      • Fortnightly (see events for dates)

    • 7pm Programmes as planned and announced in events

Events

WORTHING CORPS DIARY UPDATE JUNE - DECEMBER 2017

NB A regular prayer meeting is held every Tuesday morning at 10.30 – 11.30 and all are welcome

 

June

Sat 3rd  Coffee Morning 10-12

Sun 4th 10am Morning Meeting Pentecost & Celebration Of Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Wave, Dedication of Lydia Davenport, Recognition of New Adherents

     5.30pm Evening Worship, Corps Mission Conversation Just Walk across the Room ( 2 of 4)

Wed 7th  Bible Study (Home Group)

Sat 10th Contact Centre 10am-Midday , YP Sections United Music Day, Portsmouth, Wedding of Tanesha Scott & David Scott-Webb 5pm

Sun 11th Morning Worship YP Anniversary

Tues 13th Bible Study

Sat 17th  Coffee Morning 10-12

Sun 18th  10am only Fathers Day (Third Sunday)

Tues 20th Retired Musicians' Fellowship – 2pm for 2.30pm

Sat 24th Contact Centre 10-12am, Community Choir at St Mary's Goring in aid of Chesnut Tree House

Sun 25th 10am Morning Worship inc Dedication, 4pm Training Band at Littlehampton Baptist Church

Tues  27th Bible Study

Wed 28th Light Classical Music afternoon Welcome In

Thur 29th 7:30pm Town Wide Prayer at New Life Church Durrington

July

Sat 1st  Coffee Morning 10-12 Knit & Natter

Sun 2nd  10am Morning Meeting  Farewell to Majors David & Sarah Evans followed by Corps Buffet Lunch

Wed 5th Bible Study (Home Group)

Sat 8th Contact Centre 10-12am

Sun 9th  10am Morning Meeting led by Major David Botting

Tues 11th Bible Study

Sat 15th Coffee Morning 10-12 Youth

Sun 16th Morning Worship 3rd Sunday

Tues 18th Retired Musicians’ Fellowship Outing

Wed 19th Parent & Toddler Outing to Brooklands Park

Sat 22nd Contact Centre 10-12am

Sun 23rd 10am Morning Meeting Welcome meeting for Major Marian Parker

Wed 26th Light Classical Music Afternoon Welcome In

Sun 30th Morning Worship Seafront Open Air for Worthing Lions Fair 10:30am

 

August

Tues 1st Bible Study

Sat 5th Contact Centre 10-12am

Sun 6th 10am Morning Worship

Sat 11th Coffee Morning 10-12am

Sun 13th 10am Morning Worship

Mon 14th- Fri 18th Divisional Children's Outreach Camp (Robertsbridge)     

Sat 19th Contact Centre 10-12am

Sun 20th 10am Morning Worship, Songs of Praise Shoreham 3pm

Mon 21st- Fri 25th Divisional Children's Outreach Camp (Robertsbridge) 

Sat 26th Coffee Morning 10-12 am   

Sun 27th 10am Morning Worship

Thur 31st 7:30pm Programme by the Band in appreciation of Band League

      September

Sat 2nd Contact Centre 10-12am

Sun 3rd 10am Morning Worship, 5:30pm Corps Mission Conversation, Just Walk across the Room

Wed 6th Bible Study (Home Group)

Sat 9th Coffee Morning 10-12am, Kids on the Coast Activity Day

Sun 10th Morning Worship, Findon Sheep Fair, 2:30pm

Tues 12th Bible Study 7:45pm

Sat 16th Contact Centre 10-12am

17th 10am Morning Worship Third Sunday

Sat 23rd Coffee Morning 10-12am , Last Night of the Proms 7:30pm  

Sun 24th 10am Morning Meeting Corps Anniversary Commissioner Gillian Downer, WW1 Commemoration in Montague Street with Band

Tues 26th Bible Study 7:45pm

Wed 27th Divisional AFM Rally Tunbridge Wells

Sat 30th Contact Centre 10-12am

October

Sun 1st 10am Morning Worship, 2pm Diviisonal Open the Roof Day, Horsham inc Worthing Worship Group

Wed 4th Bible Study (Home Group)

Sat 7th Coffee Morning 10-12am

Sun 8th 10am Morning Worship, 5:30pm Corps Mission Conversation - Just Walk across the Room (4 of 4)

Tues 10th Bible Study 7:45pm

Sat 14th Contact Centre 10-12am  Harvest Weekend Event

Sun 15th 10am Morning Worship Harvest Sunday

Tues 17th Retired Musicians Fellowship 2pm for 2.30pm

Sat 21st Coffee Morning

Sun 22nd 10am Morning Worship

Tues 24th Bible Study 7.45pm

Sat 28th Contact Centre 10-12am

29th 10am Morning Meeting

November

Wed Ist Bible Study (Home Group)

Sat 4th Coffee Morning 10-12am

Sun 5th 10am Morning Worship

Wed 8th Bible Study (Home Group)

Sat 11th Contact Centre 10-12am

Sun 12th Remembrance Sunday 10am

Sat 18th  Coffee Morning

Sun 19th Morning Worship 3rd Sunday

Tues 21st Retired Musicians’ Fellowship 2pm for 2.30pm, Bible Study 7.45pm

Thurs 23th Territorial Carol Concert Royal Albert Hall

Sat 25th Contact Centre 10-12am

Sun 26th 10am Morning Worship

December

Fri 1st 7.30pm Band at RNLI Carol Service Littlehampton

Sat 2nd Coffee Morning & Carolling

Sun 3rd 10am Morning Service Advent Sunday & Toy Service

Tues 5th - Fri 8th Christmas Tree Festival (Main Hall)

Wed 6th Bible Study (Home Group)

Fri 8th Alzheimers' Society Carol Service (Main Hall) 4pm (tbc)

Sat 9th Contact Centre 10-12am & Carolling

Sun 10th 10am Morning Meeting Advent 2

3pm Carol Concert, Assembly Hall

Mon 11th - Fri 16th Christmas Hampers

Mon 11th 4.30pm & 7.30pm – Light Up a Life – Assembly Hall

Tues 12th Retired Musicians’ Fellowship 2pm for 2.30pm

Sat 16th Coffee Morning 10-12am & Carolling

Sun 17th 10am Morning Worship Advent 3

6pm Corps Carol Service

Mon 18th 7.30pm – Band at Lancing College (Rotary Carol Service)

Sat 23rd Contact Centre 10-12am & Carolling

Sun 24th Morning Worship & Christmas Eve, Advent 4

Sun 25th Christmas Day Service 10:30am

Sun 31st New Year's Eve

      

For regular weekly meetings, please see Newsweek

Music

The Songsters

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

Training Band

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

Community Choir

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.

Worship Group

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.

Singing Comapny

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.

Charity Shops

Our Charity Shops in Rowlands Road (Worthing) and South Street (Lancing) have temporarily closed to the public for a brief period whilst preparations are made for a re-launch of both shops later this summer. No donations are being accepted until further notice.

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