Urge the Government to help fund food redistribution

Sussex FareShare was pioneered by several people including local Christians. Ian Chisnall was one of those and he is urging people to petition the government to give more financial support to charities active in this area of activity.

In April the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee called on the Government to provide ongoing funding to redistribute surplus food from the farmgate and across the supply chain to food aid providers. In June the Government said there were no plans for further grants. This should change

A Minister at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affair told the Committee “that the Government takes food waste very seriously” and that she expects “this to be an area in which we continue to work as Government”. We need the Government to provide public funding to enable the many agencies to carry out the work necessary to prevent food waste and improve food security.

You can sign the petition here

Keeping the Digital Church Doors Open After the Pandemic

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The Hybrid Church Charter

During the Pandemic the forced suspension of on-site services caused a transformation in how individuals connected with church.

As the building doors slammed shut the digital doors swung wide open.

For many people, especially for those whom are unable to attend on-site church services and activities due to health issues, disability or lack of accessibility measures, the emergence of digital opening allowed them access and equality with those who had always taken this access for granted.

Whereas before there were pioneering groups forging new paths, now we needed main roads, digital highways, mass connections. For those that had not ever considered attending a church service, many sampled what church is like through live streams and social media.

The digital generation discovered that the church had something to say to them on the platforms and devices through which they live their lives. People connected to church across borders, cultures and traditions.

As social distancing regulations are relaxed it is vital that as we re-open the building doors of the church that we do not shut the digital doors!

Read more about the Hybrid Church Charter here

Community Ambassadors for Diverse Ethnic Communities

Are you part of a diverse ethnic community in Sussex? Do you want to make a difference to your community? Are you interested in health and social care? Would you like to meet new people, learn new skills and get valuable work experience?

Sussex Health and Care Partnership are looking for volunteers to be Community Ambassadors for Diverse Ethnic Communities and help change future NHS and social care services in Sussex. Find out more and apply here, the deadline is 12th August 2021:


Care Home Charity Seeks New Volunteers and Church Support

To church leaders in Eastbourne.

As we have all been aware , the pandemic has taken its toll on many sectors and none more so than the vulnerable living in Care homes. For well over a year strict restrictions have been placed on visits and items into all homes throughout the country.

PARCHE is a local Christian Charity and has for over 20 years been sending small teams into Eastbourne homes to share the Christian message and run short services for residents who are unable to go to a local church or who are not currently linked to them. Volunteers form teams from one or several churches working together ..

We are so grateful that many church fellowships have shared in our work both financially over the years..

We are now beginning to receive requests from homes enquiring about re commencing visits but unfortunately the circumstances for many volunteers over the last 18 months have changed and some have felt that they are unable to continue with this aspect of Christian service for a variety of reasons.

We are, therefore, making contact with churches in Eastbourne to share our vision of reaching to care homes as they beginn to emerge from the lockdown.
We have produced a short video sketch highlighting our work and are asking for this to be shown to congregations with the hope that that individuals may feel led to help with this aspect of Christian Service. We would ask if you could show it during your main service or at church home or house groups.

We would be happy to discuss this further or meet anyone who might wish to be involved. The commitment would be for one regular service a month at a local care home.

Members of a team would between them read a bible passage, say a short prayer, sing one or two familiar hymns or share short message and bring a friendly welcome into the home.

Here is the link to the short presentation. ( you don’t need to sign into Dropbox to review and download.)


Office Manager: Marylou Cockshoot

Office: 01323 438527

Email: parcheenquiries@hotmail.co.uk
Website www.parche.org.uk
Local Coordinator: Chris Hart
Email: parche.coordinator@gmail.com

Local Baptist Church Celebrates 150 Years of Witness

We invite you to come and join us as we celebrate 150 years of work and witness in Eastbourne at:

3pm on Sunday 19th September

New Hope, Beach Road, BN22 7EU



Gavin Calver

CEO of The Evangelical Alliance

We trust there will be no Covid regulations in September but just in case, and to help in the catering, please let us know if you are able come by 31st August

E-mail colinmarchant@newhopeeastbourne.onmicrosoft.com
or leave a message on the church phone 01323 325735


Community Centre Seeks Administrator

Community Wise in Old Town is seeking a 20 hours per week administrator to help run this busy community resource. The job would suit a committed Christian who would work closely with the Trustees, who are drawn from Living Stones Community Church.

Full details can be found in the pdf which is downloadable at the address below.

Centre Coordinator Job Advert

Sunday Afternoon Seafront Praise Party


Everyone is welcome to our PRAISE PARTY . We meet EVERY SUNDAY from 2pm until 5pm on the Wish Tower mount opposite the View hotel on Eastbourne seafront. We celebrate CHRIST RESURRECTION and ours with worship songs, poems, testimonies and truth shares.

THERE ARE NO EXPECTATIONS ON ANYONE. Just turn up if you like the sound of this. For as much or as little time you want. This mission is called THE AUDIENCE OF ONE , RESURRECTION PRAISE PARTY & OUTREACH

Thank you

All the blest Aggi kasparis / Martin Yates xx

Any questions to aggi66@yahoo.co.uk

Could Amplify Young Evangelists Academy help you and your church?

Growing youth ministry

Want a stress free way to help your youth ministry grow? Then let the Amplify Young Evangelists Academy help you and your church!

Amplify is the nation’s national Young Evangelists’ Academy for 11-17s. HOPE Together’s Youth Director Dan Randall says, ‘We would love to serve your church and youth ministry by equipping your young people to reach their generation for Jesus, giving them tools to reach out and help others to share their faith too. The Corona-coaster isn’t stopping us raising up the next wave of evangelists!’

Here is a short video which explains Amplify: https://youtu.be/0EgvlPQ9PmY

The ministries behind Amplify include HOPE Together, Church of England, Scripture Union, Message Trust, Youth For Christ, Pais Movement, Alpha, Luis Palau Association, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Elim, Evangelical Alliance and a number of other partners.

‘We have been dreaming and scheming together to see what would happen if we could raise up the next wave of evangelists in our nation. What if we find the next Billy Graham, Jackie Pullinger, or J John?’ says Dan. ‘The possibilities are endless: a new generation reaching their generation for Jesus, equipping the Church to reach this generation and equipping the next generation to reach the generations to come.’

Amplify is for young people who feel called to be an evangelist, or those who are beginning to exercise the gift of an evangelist. Amplify offers an opportunity for one or two of these young people from each church to join the four-part Amplify programme for a year from January 2022.

Four parts of Amplify online

  1. Gatherings: At the beginning of the year we’ll gather the whole group to begin to dream about what it means to reach a generation for Jesus. Throughout the year there are two residential events which are planned for 1st-3rd October 2021 and 18th-20th March 2022.
  2. Small groups: These will be put together based on age. They’ll meet online and will be facilitated by small group leaders. These will follow the Advance Evangelist Group model (advancegroups.org).
  3. Specialist mentoring: Evangelism takes place in many different forms from platforms, on social media, through friendships and in many others ways. In Spring 2022 the young people will take part in online Specialist Mentoring sessions with evangelists from all sectors of society. These people are specialists in their field of evangelism.
  4. An ongoing platform for storytelling and testimony: There will be opportunities for the young people to share the stories of how they are reaching a generation for Jesus.

 How do I sign up a young person?

Head to the website: www.amplifyacademy.co.uk then fill in an application for your young person / young people. Spaces are limited to 100 people nationally and applications close at the end of August 2021. There is a small cost of £30 for each residential, but there is also a bursary for anyone for whom that is not affordable. So sign up your young people quick as spaces are already going fast.


New Wine is Online This Year

The New Wine festival is free online this year. The event, which normally takes place under canvas, starts tonight. Join the live stream for Evening Celebrations with Paul Harcourt in Arena & Carl Beech in Impact. Download a printer-friendly timetable to see at a glance what’s happening when.

Here’s some other highlights:

Luminosity for 11-18s started at 7PM with an Evening Celebration – with guests, pranks, worship, a talk, ministry and more, followed by the Luminosity After Party. Check out tomorrow’s Workshops on the schedule and download the Youth Worker Guide.

The 0-4s programme is available from 6.30AM tomorrow and the the 5-11s are live at 9.15AM. Join in with a mix of songs, challenges, stories & gunge! And don’t forget to download the Kids Workbook and the awesome New Wine Family AR App – with new games released each day.

Like a mix of traditional and contemporary worship? Join the 8.45PM special evening in partnership with Tearfund. An exciting new collective of some of Scotland’s most talented folk musicians, Celtic Worship blends worship music with the powerful sound of bagpipes, whistles & fiddle.