Arun Church is a vibrant and active church which is home to around 400 Christians who meet every Sunday, from 10:00am at The Littlehampton Academy, West Sussex.
Our Sunday gatherings have been always been marked with a desire for the presence of God and we love to pursue Him through worship. In 1992, we started a monthly youth event known as Cutting Edge. The event grew to over 1,000 people, with annual concerts on Littlehampton Beach Green that attracted thousands. The worship band adopted the name Delirious in 1996 and went on to worldwide recognition. We still value worshipping together and want to see new songs of hope come out of our church.
We have also always been about changing our community by getting involved. In the 1990s we opened our first PlayCentre in Rustington and started children’s playschemes that now attract over 450 people each summer. The Wickbourne Centre including Refresh café and PlayCentre Nursery opened in 2005 and now serve over 10,000 people each year who come for leisure, advice and support. The centre is shared with West Sussex County Council and a variety of children’s and family services are based within our building including social workers, family support teams, and health visitors. More recently, we’ve seen over 90 families supported through our partnership with CAP Debt Help, and we connect with over 300 teenagers each week with Arun Youth Projects.
Today, we’re just as passionate about reaching the people around us using the resources God has given us.