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This Sunday

Admin —  May 19, 2017

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

The Chapel will be available for parents with babies and toddlers this week.

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.

Upcoming Events

Admin —  May 19, 2017

Alpha Course, Monday 22nd May: 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. The evening includes delicious desserts, a short talk and a discussion at the end where everyone can share their thoughts and questions. If you’d like to attend or for more info click here.

Arun Ladies Breakfast, Saturday 20th May: More info below.

BCDO Prayer Meeting, Thursday 25th May: More info below.

Big Church Day Out, Saturday 27th – 28th May: More info below.

No Church Service, 28th May: We will not be meeting Sunday 28th May due to many people attending Big Church Day Out that weekend.

Alpha Course, 29th May: There will no Alpha Course on Monday 29th May as it is a Bank Holiday, but will be back to normal on Monday 5th June.

Family Service, Sunday  4th June: 10.30am at The Littlehampton Academy.

Evening Service, Sunday 4th June: 6 – 7.30pm at The Littlehampton Academy.

Men of Arun Breakfast, Saturday 10th June: Calling all chaps! Come and join us for a bacon butty and an opportunity to connect with God and other ACC guys, at the Wickbourne Centre, 8.45 – 11.15am. The cost is £4, payable on the morning. Click here to book your place.

Arun Ladies Breakfast

Admin —  May 19, 2017

Arun Ladies Breakfast is tomorrow Saturday 20th May, 8.45 – 11am at the Wickbourne Centre. This will be a time for the ladies of the church to be together, grow in faith and make friendships across the generations. It’s 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. We will be interviewing Mary Corfield on this occasion.

The cost is £4, payable on the morning. Booking has now closed, but if you’d like to attend please leave a message on the Facebook group here.

For more info contact Maryann Gillett, Margaret Lear, Margaret Beech or Anna Neal.

Big Church Day Out Tickets

Admin —  May 19, 2017

Big Church Day Out is happening this year on 27-28th May at Wiston House. As usual it will be a fantastic event and we encourage the whole church to go and support it.

Due to a change in the event systems, tickets will not be available from the church office or on Sunday mornings this year. Instead we ask that you use this link to book your tickets

The special discounted ticket prices for Arun Church will be as follows:

  • Weekend Adult (Age 17+) £25
  • Weekend Child (Age 5-16) £19
  • One Day Adult (Age 17+) £21
  • One Day Child (Age 5-16) £15
  • Under 5’s (all days) £3.50

You can also purchase camping tickets at the following prices:

  • Adult (Age 17+) £18
  • Child (Age 5-16) £8
  • Under 5’s £3

These special prices are only available until midnight on Monday 22nd May. When you purchase your tickets using the link above, you will not be charged until 22nd May. After that date, any further tickets will need to be purchased through the BCDO website at full price.

PLEASE NOTE: Although you will be able to continue buying tickets until Monday 22nd May, the FREE tickets for friends are now unavailable, as the BCDO team are out of their office.

Dear friends, it’s that time of year again and I would love it if as many of you were able to pop up to the church at Wiston for 7pm on Thursday 25th May for a time of prayer, just one day before the crowds arrive – its currently looking like we’ll have the biggest crowd ever at Wiston! 

As usual we will spend 30-40 minutes soaking everything in prayer. The main drive to Wiston House will still be open at that time, so head on up and we’ll see you there.

Tim Jupp

There are a number of people looking for lifts to and from Big Church Day Out. If you can help in this way please contact Holly at the Church Office 01903 782744 or

Team from Texas

Admin —  May 19, 2017

This summer we have the privilege of receiving a team from The Dream Centre in Lubbock, Texas, to serve alongside us in various church activities including Kickstart The Event. Could you help provide food and lodging for any of the members? They will be here from around 6th July – 13th August (definite dates TBC). This would be a great opportunity to get to know them and for the team to really feel part of our community as they serve. Here is a breakdown of the team along with their ages:

Gabriel, Alex, & Natalia Reyes  (Husband, wife & 7 year old daughter)
Caitlyn DeLos Santos  (College-aged female)
Megan DeLos Santos  (University-aged girl)
Madelyn Gomez  (University-aged girl)
Daniel & Katrina Stephens  (Married couple – mid 30’s)
Joel, Kaci, & baby Tibbets  (Married couple – 20’s & 1 year old son)
Carl & Amy Wood  (Married couple – late 40’s)

If this is something that you feel you could help with or for more info, please contact Many thanks!

We no longer receive donations for the Littlehampton Foodbank at Info Point on a Sunday, but here is a list of all the local places that do take donations:

Littlehampton Baptist Church on weekdays from 9.30am – 12:30pm, Titan Storage Solutions, Riverside Industrial Estate (BN17 5DF) during office hours on weekdays and weekends, or Barclays Bank, Littlehampton during open hours on weekdays.

The items currently needed are as follows:

  • UHT (long life) Milk
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Tinned Veg
  • Squash
  • Rice Pudding/Custard
  • Jam
  • Sugar
  • Nappies
  • Feminine Products
  • Cat Food
  • Tin Openers

For more info contact 07925 862289.

People News

Admin —  May 19, 2017

Congratulations to Diane White and John Hayward on their recent engagement!

Welcome back to Austin & Michelle Wade, Cookie Knowles, Steve Case and Stew Smith on their return from participating in 4M’s Muskathlon in Rwanda.

Muskathlon is an ultimate endurance event like no other involving running or cycling, set in the heart of places around the world suffering extreme injustice. It brings first hand exposure to the good work of local organisations whilst raising significant funds for the charities working in these places. It’s a life-changing experience engaging the mind, body and soul like nothing else.

The team from ACC were raising funds for Compassion‘s work in Rwanda, and you can make a donation or sponsor a child through this link.

As many of you will know Paul Sanderson is running as an Independent candidate in this year’s General Election. On Thursday 25th May he will be at The Wickbourne Centre, Clun Road 7.30-8.30pm to present his manifesto, with an opportunity for Q&A. For more information visit

Safe In Sussex is a domestic abuse charity providing domestic abuse awareness through freedom and education. They’re looking to open a new refuge and crisis support centre in Littlehampton and needs help and support in raising funds.

The centre will support families in West Sussex, provide safe & secure accommodation, and staffed 24 hours a day with specialist one-to-one support, drop-in services and educational programmes. Safe In Sussex works in partnership with the community to break the cycle of abuse.

The building has been purchased but help is needed to renovate, furnish and staff it. If you would like a leaflet that explains how you can help please talk to Pippa Harsant or contact Safe in Sussex directly on 01903 231069.

The Flying Nun, Sister Clare Bernadette, from the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Littlehampton, is taking part in a sponsored skydive on Saturday 20th May in aid of Worthing Churches Homeless Projects. For more information and to sponsor Sister Clare click here.