Comedy Night at Kings Church

Andy Kind started doing stand-up in January 2005 and by the end of that year had gone full-time as a comedian and has made a living from it ever since. He won Anything for Laffs in 2005 and has performed over 2000 gigs! Andy’s stand-up style is the joyful ranting of a redeemed alpha male. He’s been featured on BBC1, ITV and Channel 4, and had jokes featured on Dave’s One Night Stand and Live at the Apollo.

Andy has featured at King’s several times in the past and has been excellent. An entertaining and relaxed event to invite friends, neighbours, colleagues and family for an evening together. The event will be cabaret style with tickets just £5 to include a free bar drink and snacks. Sign up using the link here –

  • Wednesday, 20 September 2023
  • 7:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Kings Centre

How can Eastbourne churches help house the homeless?

Hope into Action now has more than 100 houses and supports over 350 people across the country. There are 3 properties in Eastbourne, overseen by the local Christian charity, Kingdom Way Trust, but we’d love to be able to offer more homes. This requires people to pray, invest, provide practical help, offer friendship, and support tenants.

Many people require support in various ways and the sense of belonging within a community is very positive. During the past five years, local churches have shown love and provided friendship and community to many individuals and families who have lived in our Hope into Action homes.  There are many more people in Eastbourne who would benefit from a home and support.

If you are interested in how you and your church could respond to the need, please come and find out more about Hope into Action on Monday 9th October 7.30pm at King’s Church, 27 Edison Rd, BN23 6PT, Eastbourne.
Jon Kuhrt, the new leader of Hope into Action, will be speaking. We look forward to seeing you there.

If you are able to publicise this event in your church for others that may be interested, that would be much appreciated. Thank you

Prayer Shawl Workshop at Penhurst

Wednesday 11 October 2023 at Penhurst Retreat Centre

*NEW* Prayerful Crochet: Making a Prayer Shawl
Leader: Vicki Cottingham

Come together and crochet a prayer shawl, spending time praying for the person who will be receiving it. Whilst we crochet the shawl as a gift for someone else, the act of crocheting itself is a gift to ourselves as it is beneficial for our own mental and emotional wellbeing.

Cost of the day is £40 and includes a light lunch.

For more information and to book your place go to

Way of The Spirit Workshop Comes to Eastbourne

The Way of The Spirit is a prophetic ministry which inspires and equips Christians to tap into the flow of the Holy Spirit and to be trained and sent out to speak God’s word to the nations. The training mornings and Bible reading groups offer an ap- proach to studying the Bible that leads Christians to the richness of life that men and women of Bible times knew. It remains deep and full of life without ever be- coming dry or over-technical.


Who Do You Think You Are? Really?

Who do you think you are? Really?

Do you believe that you’re a burden, fearful, useless, unloved, or even worthless or perhaps doubt who God says you are? If this is you, then come along to this free online Christian Transformation Workshop; ‘Who do you think you are?’

We will have a look at those beliefs and begin to reframe them, so you can begin your journey into knowing who you truly are and that; you are loved, you do have a purpose, you are wonderful and you are valuable – whether you believe it now or not!

Register for this FREE online event here now:

Men’s Lives – Echoing in Eternity?

Crowhurst Christian Healing Centre are now taking bookings for their Men’s weekend 24th – 26th November.  Here is what to expect:  The great Roman general Maximus, played by Russel Crowe in the film ‘Gladiator’  urged his men as they lined up for battle ‘Brothers, what we do in life… echoes in eternity.’  This is not an easy time to be alive in our present world, but deep within each of us is still the desire to make our lives count for eternity. Whether we have many years to live, or just a few, we long to make a difference.

This weekend you are warmly invited to join us as a group of men, not only for good food, good fellowship and fun, but also to explore what God might be saying to us in these times. We shall be looking at the life of Abraham, a man of faith, generosity, courage as well as failings. In different ways he was a warrior, a priest, a prophet and a king. Just as he made an impact for eternity, we shall be learning from him how we can in our own lives make an impact that echo in eternity.

The accommodation is full board with en-suite or non en-suite rooms available (£260/£230).  The weekend begins on Friday afternoon and runs until Sunday afternoon.  To book call 01424 830204 or

Sanctuary Raising Money For Support Work via Charity Football Game


It is our great pleasure to invite you to our inaugural Sanctuary vs Eastbourne Hospital charity football match taking place this Sunday 10th September from 5.30pm at Eastbourne United Football Club.

Live music will be playing from 5.30pm, kick off is at 6pm and every penny of the suggested £5 entry fee on the gate will go towards the work of Sanctuary which supports people seeking asylum and refuge in Eastbourne.  You can find out more about our work here.

This is Sanctuary’s first charity sporting event (and the first time that the team has played together) and we would love a great turnout so please pass on the invite to friends, co-workers, family members and congregations!  A big thank you to Zack from Dem Shish for taking a lead on this, organising the training sessions, the team formation, liaising with Eastbourne District Hospital Team and providing the kit.

Attached is a poster for the event and also the current starting 11 for Sanctuary so you can cheer the team on.  (There is a small car park at the ground and otherwise street parking nearby).

We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

With thanks,

Gill & the Sanctuary Team

The Sound Of Freedom Film Comes to Eastbourne

8 million children disappear from all over the world every year. At least 6 million are in slavery; 2 million in the sex trade. ‘The Sound of Freedom’ is based on the true story of a US government special agent working in an underground task force against child trafficking. Blocked by the limitations of bureaucracy, he launched out to rescue children on his own, forming ‘Operation Underground Railroad.

In a world where there are now more people in slavery than even when slavery was legal, this film, featuring and depicted by courageous people of faith dedicated to the eradication of this evil, (including Tim Ballard, the subject, played by Jim Caviezel (‘Passion of the Christ’), and put out by Angel Studios, (who launched ‘The Chosen’), is a ‘wake-up call’ to awareness and action for society, but in particular for the Christian Church.

As Edouardo Verastegui, the film’s producer, says, ‘ We have a weapon of mass instruction and inspiration: movies. Movies move people, how they think.’ Tim Ballard, who has put his life on the line countless times, downplays his own role and points instead to ‘the real heroes’ as the story-tellers, recounting Abraham Lincoln’s words to Harriet Beecher Stowe, who in her time confronted the issue in ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’: ‘So you’re the little lady who wrote the book who started this war!’ Their hope is that this film will become a spring-board for a movement of ordinary people who will stand up and say, ‘Enough’!

The film is being shown at Cineworld in Eastbourne on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7th of September.