The Wickbourne Centre

Wickbourne Centre


The Wickbourne Centre is a hub of activity in our community, and is the home of Arun Community Church offices and evening activities.

Situated on Clun Road in Wick, the Wickbourne Centre is owned and operated by Arun Community Church and run jointly by Littlehampton Children’s and Family’s Centre and the Church.

Previously the site was a local Brethren Assembly church built in 1959 and named Wickbourne Chapel. In May 2001 the Chapel leadership handed the ownership of Wickbourne Chapel to Arun Community Church and the building continued to be used for various services and activities until December 2003. Meanwhile the Government ‘Sure Start’ initiative was looking to develop a children’s centre in Littlehampton and identified the Wickbourne Chapel site. The new £1.5m purpose-built centre was opened in February 2005 as a joint venture between Arun Community Church and Sure Start: now operating as the Littlehampton Children and Family Centre under West Sussex County Council.

Various organisations use the Centre, working together and sharing the facilities for the good of the community. Littlehampton Children and Family Centre have priority use from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, with the Church taking precedent at other times for a variety of activities. In addition, Arun Community Church runs the PlayCentre Nursery and Refresh Coffee Shop based in the building.

The Centre is also available for hire at other times and has been used for community events, weddings and other celebrations.

10 years of changed lives!

2015 year marked the 10 year anniversary of The Wickbourne Centre! Watch the video to see the stories of lives that have been impacted by the centre.


Hire Charges

The centre is available for hire evenings and weekends when not in use by the Church or Children’s and Family Centre. We have two rates of hire, Private/Community use and Commercial/Business use.

The Chapel (Main Hall) Training Rooms (each) Lounge Meeting Room
Commercial/Business Hire £42 per hour £29 per hour £29 per hour £12 per hour
Community/Charity Hire £21 per hour £14 per hour £14 per hour £8 per hour

Additional concessions are also available for Centre Staff and Church Members.


Wickbourne Centre Booking Enquiry

If you would like to hire the centre, please fill out the form below. Please be aware that bookings are not usually available between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

  • E.g. Business Meeting, Birthday Party, Wedding, etc.
  • Remember to include set-up time
  • Remember to include any pack away time.