Upcoming Events

Admin —  October 19, 2017

Arun Ladies Breakfast, Saturday 21st October: 8.45 – 11am at the Wickbourne Centre. More info below. This will be a time for the ladies of the church to be together, grow in faith and make friendships across the generations. This is also open to your friends and family who may not be Christians, as this will be a welcoming environment and opportunity to learn more about God, church and hear personal testimonies of faith. A continental breakfast will be served, with tea & coffee available. The cost is £4, payable on the morning. Booking has now closed, but you there are still spaces if you’d like to attend.

Arun Church Football Club vs Angmering Reserves, Saturday 21st October: The team are playing at Decoy Drive, Angmering, BN16 4DN, kick off 3pm. All are welcome to come along and support! See Laurie Mellor’s match report for Arun Church FC’s previous league game below. For more info see Mikey Vickery-Brown.

Bethlehem the Musical – Rehearsal, Sunday 22nd October: 3 – 5pm at the Wickbourne Centre. If you are acting in the Christmas Production please come along with a snack (no sweets or gum) and a quiet activity to do during waiting times, e.g. book, colouring or card game – and of course, bring your script.

Alpha Course, Monday 23rd October: 7pm for coffee & desserts at the Wickbourne Centre. Alpha is an opportunity to explore questions about life and the Christian faith in a friendly and informal environment. If you would like to attend either speak to David Thatcher or email office@arunchurch.com

Thanksgiving & Baptisms, Sunday 29th October: More info below.

Kings Chamber Orchestra, Friday 1st December: Tickets now available. More info below.

Arun Church Football Club

Admin —  October 19, 2017

Laurie Mellor has written a match report of Arun Church FC’s recent league game on Saturday 14th October:

DEL UNITED 5 – 1 ARUN CHURCH FC

This was a tough game. Toby Neal’s superb early goal from a neat Mikey Vickery Brown layoff suggested that Arun might challenge Del’s place at the top of our league, but it was not to be.

Played on a sluggish pitch at Southfields Rec and in pleasant weather, it became clear why Del were top. They broke quickly, played incredibly directly, and equalised almost immediately. From then on, unfortunately, it was near one way traffic. That said, Arun always competed and stamina is improving with each game.

Tom Langlois looked more at home in the centre of defence and made some telling tackles; there were periods where we had some good possession; Ben Ansell and Harry Jupp, both having the advantage of being two-footed, were effective.

It’s a long road ahead and we are in a learning curve, but heads did not drop and we competed until the final whistle.

You can follow the team’s league progress by searching online for West Sussex Football League Division 5 South.

I am setting up a prayer group. Email me on laurie.mellor@themellorpractice.co.uk

Gaffer’s Thoughts: “A tough game that perhaps showed us how far we still have to go, to achieve our aim of promotion to Div 4. Del United were a decent side but we allowed them to dictate the pace of play too easily, both in how they panicked us in the first half, then slowed the game to a crawl in the second.”

Man of the Match – Tom Langlois, put in a close to faultless display with some very assured decision making.

People News

Admin —  October 19, 2017

Mike & Pat Jones are organising a Fish ‘N’ Chip Supper & Quiz to raise funds for Worthing Disabled Swimming Club, on Saturday 21st October, 7pm – 9.30pm at the Wickbourne Centre.

£10 per person (includes fish & chips, tea/coffee). For tickets see Mike & Pat Jones or contact them on 01903 734072.

Mike & Pat write: The Worthing Disabled Swimming Club offers people with mobility impairment an opportunity to enjoy weekly sessions in a Hydrotherapy Pool to help with muscle exercise, assisting recovery after strokes, accidents etc. and mobility issues for those with MS, Parkinson’s etc. It is so much easier and beneficial to exercise in lovely warm water! We see people slowly improve physically and in confidence in movement and we all enjoy a friendly chat in or out of the water! We hope you can make the Fish ‘N’ Chip Supper & Quiz (and raffle). Come and join the fun as a team or just go solo!

Thanksgiving & Baptisms

Admin —  October 19, 2017

Sunday 29th October will be our annual Thanksgiving Sunday. We will be collecting for the Littlehampton & District Foodbank and they are looking for the following non-perishable items:

If you are bringing food, gifts or other items for the harvest display please bring them to the front when indicated during the service.

In addition to our food collection, we would love you to bring any paintings, photos, letters, crafts, flowers, fresh produce or any other expression of thanks, for a display within the service. These will have to be removed at the end, either for you to take home or to give to someone to bless them on the morning.


Baptisms are also planned for Sunday 29th October. If this is the next step for you or if you have any questions please talk to Becca Jupp or contact the Church Office.

This Sunday

Admin —  October 11, 2017

This Sunday 15th October we will be meeting for our family service at 10.30am at The Littlehampton Academy, continuing our series ‘Under Construction: God is Building Here‘. The topic this week is ‘Spiritual Gifts’.

The Chapel will be available for parents with babies and toddlers this week, and there is a playpen is situated in the Main Hall to the right of the stage.

Please be aware that each Sunday, as we meet in a public building, Arun Community Church cannot accept responsibility for your children’s safety during, before or after the meeting apart from during supervised activities. Pack down can also be particularly hazardous with the removal of heavy equipment. Please do not allow your children up onto the balcony level in the Atrium as this is out of bounds. Thank you.

The church magazine for September – December is available from Info Point on Sunday.

Kickstart Extra

Admin —  October 11, 2017

This Sunday there will be dance for all children & young people in Mini KickstartKickstart and Ignite after the children’s talk. This is for the Christmas production, Bethlehem the Musical, but everyone is welcome.

Parents please bring your children to Drama Studio 1 to register after the children’s talk (opposite the canteen area in the Atrium). Children can be picked up at the end of the service.

Upcoming Events

Admin —  October 11, 2017

Board on Friday, Friday 13th October: Whether you play for fun and enjoyment or you prefer to match your wits and intellect against like-minded opponents, all tastes are accommodated here! Come and join us this evening at the Wickbourne Centre, 7.30 – 10.30pm, 50p nominal fee. Games provided, or bring your own.

RCT Prayer Festival & Worship Concert, Saturday 14th October: More info below.

Arun Church Football Club vs Del Utd, Saturday 14th October: The team are playing at Southfields Park, Littlehampton, kick off 3pm. All are welcome to come along and support! See Dave upcraft’s match report for Arun Church FC’s recent league game below. For more info see Mikey Vickery-Brown.

Alpha Course, Monday 16th October: The new course continues at the Wickbourne Centre, 7pm for coffee & desserts. Alpha is an opportunity to explore questions about life and the Christian faith in a friendly and informal environment. If you would like to attend either speak to David Thatcher or email office@arunchurch.com

Intro to Arun, Monday 16th October: This is the final session of this current course, running alongside the Alpha Course at the Wickbourne Centre. For more info or to book for the next Intro to Arun in January 2018 click here.

Arun Ladies Breakfast, Saturday 21st October: 8.45 – 11am at the Wickbourne Centre. More info below.

Bethlehem the Musical – Rehearsal, Sunday 22nd October: 3 – 5pm at the Wickbourne Centre. More info below.

Thanksgiving & Baptisms, Sunday 29th October: More info below.

Kings Chamber Orchestra, Friday 1st December: Tickets now available. More info below.