Last September as part of our annual Vision Day, we raised £40,000 towards the joint focus of Mission and Worship. You will know that the money was used to support the Littlehampton CAP Debt Centre, create our Community Development Lead role, partner with Links International to support churches in Uganda, Colombia, Lebanon and India, and to record new worship songs which will be released soon!

We also put money aside to recruit an Assistant Worship Leader, and are delighted to announce that Josh Fraser will be joining us from September.

You may remember Josh came and lead worship alongside Sam Archer at church a few months ago. Josh is a fantastic young man with a heart after God. He comes from Scotland where he has been heading up the worship in his home church and has a lot of experience in worship leading, playing in bands and supporting teams. He also teaches guitar.

We have been talking with Josh about working alongside Sam to build and develop the worship here in Arun Church. After numerous meetings, a formal interview and securing excellent references, we have offered Josh a job for 16 hours a week. He will be leading worship on Sundays, rehearsing with the bands during the week, and involved in seeing our youth band develop.

Josh’s girlfriend Vanessa Hill is also planning to move here from Scotland and this is a real step of faith for both of them. Please welcome them and encourage them in any way you can. Thank you for helping to make this happen.

Becca Jupp