We believe prayer should be a central part of our lives as individuals and as a church, throughout the month we have a number of prayer times which we encourage church members to take part in.
Tuesdays – Gloria opens her home at 7pm to pray for those who are sick.
Wednesdays – Usually the 3rd Wednesday in the month we have Vital Prayer held at Thakeham Village Hall at 7.45pm.
Saturdays – The last Saturday in the month we meet at 10am in Storrington Village Hall to pray for the village and community.
Sundays – First Sunday in each month Margaret opens her home at 7pm to pray for our missionaries. Second Sunday in each month Gloria opens her home for prayer at 7.30pm
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14 English Standard Version (ESV)
Once a month we meet as a whole church family rather than in smaller homegroups for our main time of prayer. We believe that prayer is vital to the life of the church and so we dedicate time for teaching on how and why we should pray followed by up to an hour of prayer and worship. We believe that to reap a harvest we must first sow in prayer.
We meet in Thakeham Village Hall at 7.45pm usually on the third Wednesday of each month. Everyone welcome!
Sunday mornings include activities for children of all ages. During the month there are a number of activities for Children and Young people.
Friday Night Youth – Currently meeting twice a month
A time of fun, craft and a lively bible story ending with supper. The first Thursday of each month (No Messy Church in August & it will be the 2nd Thursday in December). For more information please contact the church office. We also have regular family socials and time together over the year.
We take the safeguarding of all those we have contact with very seriously. The church is fully committed to the belief that all children, young people and vulnerable adults have a fundamental right to be protected from harm and, therefore, fully recognises it’s responsibility for Safeguarding. A full Safeguarding policy is in place and can be made available for you, should you wish to read it.
The vision for Women Together is to be in His presence. To bless the women in a safe environment, to bring unity and for nothing to hold us back from Him.
Our desire is for women to come together to experience the transforming Word of God from head to heart and to learn to rest in His presence.
We believe that God is calling us to develop stronger relationships where iron sharpens iron in the body of Christ.
We support the Storrington foodbank which opened at the Children and Family Centre in West Street in March 2014. This distribution outlet is currently open once a week between 10a.m. and 12noon on Thursdays. In the period to July 2017 the Storrington food bank has seen over 250 clients and provided food for 450 adults and 253 children.
This Storrington outlet is part of a foodbank programme for the whole of the Horsham district. This has been set up by Horsham Matters, who are working alongside the Trussell Trust to establish their foodbank programme for the Horsham district.
For more information please keep reading or visit the Horsham District Foodbank Website. The food bank in Storrington is run by a team of local volunteers; for more information, or if you would like to become involved in this initiative, either with the regular food distribution, or with the occasional local supermarket collections, then please contact Stuart Spinney or talk to one of the elders or deacons.
Sunday Lunch Club is held in the Old School Hall Opposite St Mary’s Church Storrington
This is a scheme run by four Storrington Churches, providing a two course lunch on the second Sunday of each month, (excluding August) for those of any age especially, but not exclusively, who would otherwise eat on their own. This is a a great way to work together with the other churches and the community. Each church takes turns to provide a tasty meal and also a couple of people each month to help set up the hall and serve the meal. A lovely time of fellowship.
If you are interested in helping with this outreach, either to join the cooking team or as a server, you would be most welcome, please speak to Gloria Boocock – alternatively if you find yourself on your own, come along and join us, we would love to see you. Lunch is served at 1pm!
To create space for people to draw near to God we run ‘In His Presence’, an evening given over to pressing into the presence of God through worship. These evenings are a great opportunity to receive ministry or to just get alone with God.
Look out for the next ‘In His Presence’ event in the church diary or In Touch.
The Lord’s Larder was started over twenty years ago to provide food parcels for those in crisis.
The parcels are specifically made to fit the needs of the client. Referrals come from the Family Centre, Liaise (the local debt advisory service), the Mental Health team and local G.P.s. The names of the volunteers who make up the parcel are with the referral source. The scheme works alongside the Food Bank.