Hurstpierpoint Evangelical Church was replanted with new leadership from 2008/9.
What's in a name?
The church's full name is "Hurstpierpoint Evangelical Free Church" - it's a long name! But our name gives you a clue to what we're about.
What does it mean? Well, we're..
- Based in Hurstpierpoint
- evangelical which means focussed upon the good news about God's Son Jesus, revealed in the Bible.
- free of denominational connections, and this also means we're...
- independent as a church with its own leadership, subject to Jesus who is the church's only Head
- church meaning a gathering of God's people.
There are other words that could describe the church we want to be. One of those words is missional.
We believe that mission is not something the church does amongst other things; it is at the heart of what it means to be church.
Joining with other churches in Sussex
Locally we partner with other Bible-centred churches for partnership in the gospel through the Sussex Gospel Partnership.
The church joined SGP in 2010.
SGP has a vision for training, youth work, church planting and much more - it is a vision for God's mission throughout Sussex that excites us.
Supporting the Brighton and Hove City Mission
The church actively supports the work of the BHCM, collecting food and other necessities for its basics bank project throughout the year, and at special events such as Easter, Harvest and Christmas.
In recent years it has been exciting to get to know David Fortune and the work of Christian Prison Resources (CPR Ministries). David often comes and tells us about his work with CPR.
In the summer of 2013 we also welcomed David's colleague, Tracy Sickel, who spoke at a women's breakfast.
Missionary partners overseas
The church takes an active interest in overseas mission. In 2013 we began to financially support United for Mission and our deacons usually attend the UFM Family Conference to keep in touch with the missionaries.
We also partner with a couple serving overseas amongst the Uyghur people group. Our former pastor made visited them in the autumn of 2014.
The Persecuted Church
We have a special concern for Christians who are being ill treated simply because they are Christians. As well as a regular prayer meeting for persecuted Christians, we support the work of Barnabas Fund and take a keen interest in the work of Open Doors.
- 149 High Street
- West Sussex
- BN6 9PU