Church

We are a spirit filled Corps with a desire to lead people into the knowledge of Jesus Christ. We have a passion to put our faith into action by meeting the needs of the community practically & spiritually. 

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

  • 7:45pm Youth Fellowship

Weekdays

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.

    • 10.00am - 2:00pm Cafe
    • 10:30am Community Choir
    • 1.00pm Knit & Natter
    • 2:30pm Home League (Ladies Meeting)
  • 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)
  • Thursday

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

    • Homless Shelter from January - March 2019
    • If you would like to get involved and volunteer at the Night Shelter please contact the Community Programme Manager, Sally Harrild  
  • Saturday

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

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

Events

WORTHING CORPS DIARY 2018

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

 

  • AUGUST

    1st                                           Corps Council 7.30pm

    4th                                           Flag Day in aid of Big Collection – 10.30am-12.30pm, Montague Street.

    5th                                Meeting led by Major Marian

    12th                              Meeting led by Major Marian

    19th                              Third Sunday – Did Jesus take holidays?

    19th                             Shoreham Songs of Praise – 3pm

    26th                              Meeting led by Captains Samuel and Rubina

     

     

    SEPTEMBER

    2nd                               Meeting led by Major Sandra Frost

    8th-22nd                                  The Big Collection

    9th                                10am – Meeting led by Majors Robert and Julia Jepson

    9th                                Findon Sheep Fair – 2.30pm

    16th                              Third Sunday (Back to Church)

    17th                                         Divisional Retreat

    22nd                                        Last Night of the Proms: Guest Ira Thomas

    23rd                             Corps 135th Anniversary – Meeting led by Ira Thomas

  • 5pm Guest Night-led by Ira Thomas

    25th                                         Divisional Tea Party, Kings Centre, Burgess Hill

    30th                              Meeting led by Captains Samuel and Rubina

    29th-30th                               Public Welcome to New Officer Cadets – William Booth College

     

    OCTOBER

    5th-7th                                     Youth and Children’s Worker Gathering – venue tbc

    7th                                Harvest meeting & Presentation of NCD survey results – Major Marian

     followed by Buffet Lunch

    10th                                         Corps Council

    13th                                         Worthing Winter Night Shelter Training Day

    14th                              Meeting led by Major Marian

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    pm - Sing/Co/Training Band at Littlehampton Baptist Church 

    15th                                         DHQ Retreat

    21st                              Third Sunday

    28th                              Meetings led by Mitch Menagh – Director of the Homelessness Services Unit

  • 5pm Guest Night

    31st                                         PCC Meeting

     

    NOVEMBER

    3rd-4th                                    Territorial Congress – Edinburgh International Conference Centre

    4th                                Morning Meeting led by Fran and Nathan Cripps

    10th                                         Divisional NCD Day at Worthing

    11th                              Remembrance Sunday – Commissioners Arthur and Karen Thompson

    18th                              Third Sunday

    25th                              Morning Meeting

  • 5pm Pre-Advent Meditation led by Major Marian

    29th                                        Annual Territorial Carol Concert – Royal Albert Hall

     

    DECEMBER

    1st                                           Band Christmas Carolling Montague Street, 10.30am-2.30pm

    2nd                               Carol and Toy Service

    7th                                           Band at Littlehampton Baptist Church for Littlehampton RNLI Carol Service

    8th                                           Band Christmas Carolling Montague Street, 10.30am-2.30pm

    9TH                               Annual Carol Concert, Assembly Hall, Worthing, 3pm

    10th                                         Light up a Life  - Assembly Hall – 4.30pm and 7pm

    13th                                         Christmas in the Café (Welcome In)

    15th                                         Band Christmas Carolling Montague Street, 10.30am-2.30pm

    16th                              Third Sunday

    18th                                         Lancing College Rotary Carol Service 7.30pm

  • 20th                               7:30pm -SingCo/Training Band christmas Concert

    22nd                                        Band Christmas Carolling Montague Street, 10.30am-12.30pm

    23rd                             Meeting led by Major Marian

  • 25th                             10:30am Christmas Day meeting

    30th                              tba

     

    2019

  • 4th Jan- 15th March   Worthing Winter Night Shelter

    2nd March      Band 135th Anniverary. Visit of SASWE Band (Salvation Army Symphonic Wind Ensemble)
  • 4th Jan-15th March             Worthing Winter Night Shelter

    17-19 May                           NCD Weekend, Kings Park Conference Centre, Northampton.       

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  • Sunday Meetings are shown in bold type.

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 & South Street, Lancing have been re-furbished and offer a great range of stylish clothing for men, women and children along with a variety of fabulous furniture, brick-a-brack, jewellery and books. Pop in to have a look and see what bargains you can find! 

Room Hire

Room Hire

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 234447. 

 

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Volunteers

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 234447 

Meet the people

our church leaders are committed to transforming the lives of people in their community

Marian Parker

Major

Samuel Shahzad

Captain Associate Officer

Rubina Samuel

Captain Associate Officer