New venue required for weekend drop-in centre for the homeless community

In 2019 Kingdom Way Trust was asked by those working with the street community in Eastbourne to facilitate a drop-in centre at the weekends to provide a safe and welcoming place for those who would complement the great work done by Matthew 25 and the Salvation Army from Monday to Friday. This drop-in was provided at the Seaside Community Hub each Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm. Since the start of the pandemic this type of drop-in has not been possible however with restrictions easing we are planning to re-open.

We are in need of a new venue to hire as the Community Hub is no longer available.

If you are aware of any church hall, community hall etc. within walking distance of the town centre that might be available each Saturday and Sunday to accommodate up to about 30 people, with toilet and refreshment preparation facilities,  please do contact us: or 07907 965325


Beachy Head Chaplaincy Seeks Part Time Chaplain

Join our Chaplaincy team

Being a chaplain is hugely rewarding, our Chaplains offer hope and support in a person’s darkest hour. It’s also a privilege for our Chaplains to represent the families, friends, and colleagues of those people who present at Beachy Head feeling there is nothing left in life.

We are expanding our team and are recruiting for:

A salaried Part Time Chaplain. 20-30 hours p/w to suit candidate.

Please see the Job Description in the downloadable application pack on our website for operating hours requirements.

If you are a Christian and can get to Beachy Head by car and believe this maybe a calling you wish to pursue, we would love to hear from you.

Full training and equipment is provided. Our training of chaplains takes 3 months to complete, you will never be on the head alone and will always work alongside a more senior team member. We also always provide support and after-care counselling.

Go to our website to find out more and download an application pack

Or call Gail Whitington on 01323 301200

Closing date for applications is 26th Aug 2021.

Diverse Eastbourne Event – 28 August

Celebrating Diversity

Eastbourne | 28 August 2021 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

To celebrate diversity and bring communities together, DRI hosts an annual celebration. The event will provide stalls with authentic dishes, arts and crafts, as well as stalls set up by statutory agencies and voluntary and community groups to provide information on services available for ethnically diverse communities. The event this year will take place at Willingdon Trees Community Centre.

Diversity Resource International is an organisation that has been committed to supporting ethnically diverse communities across East Sussex. DRI supports local ethnically diverse communities to access health and social care services, education and employment opportunities provided by public, voluntary, community and business sector organisations.

Get your free ticket here

Spinnaker Schools Work Update


I wanted to give you an update on the work that I have been doing this term. In addition to being the local Hub Leader here in the Eastbourne area, I am part of the team that writes, films and produces Spinnaker’s online resources. Here is a brief video summary of our recent assemblies. I hope that it gives you a flavour of our work and an insight into what schools are watching: 

As well as being sent to the 90 or so schools that would normally be visited in person, the videos are freely available on our YouTube channel. We would love it if you could show the video in church and please feel free to use use any of our other resources from  

Also, if you have any contact with a school that we don’t currently visit* then please pass this on. 

Finally if you know of anyone who would like to get involved with Spinnaker (especially as things open up from September) please do get in touch. 


Sam Oakes –


*Locally we visit: Bourne, Catsfield, Cavendish, Hankham, The Haven, Langley, Parklands, Pevensey and Westham, Polegate, Roselands, Shinewater, St Andrews and Stafford.

London Institute for Contemporary Christianity Grasp the Whole Life Discipleship Nettle

Over the years, at LICC, we’ve noticed that some churches grasp the vision of whole-life disciplemaking, and they make real progress. And then – well, all kinds of things happen. The vision fades, other demands shout louder, key leaders or influencers move on, ideas run dry, discouragement sets in. It goes on the back burner. Or it becomes ‘that thing we used to do’.

Then there are others who, despite facing many challenges, keep whole-life disciplemaking not just going, but growing.

Over the summer and autumn of 2020, we conducted in-depth research with eight UK churches, representing a range of sizes, denominations, and geographical locations. Making whole-life disciples has been significant for them for at least five years, and some have been going for around 20 years.

Read more and download the highly practical report here

We Seek Your Kingdom – A whole-life worship song for your congregation

‘We Seek Your Kingdom’, a whole-life worship song to the tune of much-loved hymn ‘Abide With Me’, written by Noel Robinson, Andy Flannagan, and Graham Hunter, inspires us to see our daily tasks through God’s eyes – and live out the prayer ‘your kingdom come’ in every part of life.

Commissioned by LICC and Thy Kingdom Come, it’s an encouragement and a call to action – a declaration that each of us can join in God’s kingdom work right where we are.

And a prayer that through ordinary Christians like you and me, God would transform, revive, and heal our society.

Hear the song and find out more here

Make Lunch Request for August Volunteers

The Well Community Church and St Barnabas URC have been running MakeLunch @ St B’s for 3 years this summer. MakeLunch is an initiative of TLG (Transforming Lives for Good) which partners with local churches to provide free hot meals in the holidays for children who would receive Free School Meals in term time.

During the pandemic MakeLunch @ St B’s adapted to the restrictions by delivering hot food to families who applied. Now they are looking forward to being back in person at St Barnabas, welcoming families into the building.

Children do a craft activity while parents have a cup of tea or coffee. The hot meal is served on tables as all the families and volunteers sit together to eat. A delicious pudding follows with everyone then contributing to clearing the tables and packing away.

Julie Smith, the MakeLunch coordinator, is passionate about the project. “Feeding hungry people is something that Jesus did and that He tells us to do in Matthew 25. Churches are good at food! MakeLunch is a really practical, tangible way of meeting a physical need and demonstrating God’s love”

For this summer holiday MakeLunch @ St B’s are running on Tuesdays and Thursdays in August. If anyone would like to volunteer, please contact Julie about the application process. Help is needed in the kitchen, setting up tables, craft, serving food, washing up and clearing away. Also if any churches would like more information about starting a MakeLunch kitchen, please get in touch with Julie or TLG directly to find out more.

Julie –

Urgent Request for Carer Accomodation

Is it possible to circulate this urgent need for accommodation?

We have got to know a mature couple who are sincere Christian Believers who have come over from Israel to support an elderly Christian man who is very sick. Members of Holy Trinity have been able to host them for a couple of months but they have now needed to move out and although secure until Sunday 4th July, they need somewhere beyond then? They are happy to pay rent for any accommodation while they continue to care for this elderly gentleman?  Please contact Holy Trinity Church Office on 736627 or
Thank you for any assistance in spreading the word!
Kind regards

Liz Edwards
Church Office Manager
Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01323 736627