What is “church”?
…extended family (Fabio & Iysha, Eastbourne)
The only place I’ve felt truly accepted (Sam, Film student)
Lifelong friendships (Jayne, Brighton mum)
People who stick it out together (Andre, Computer Science student)
Music, poetry, drama (Josie, pediatric nurse)
Friendship and brotherhood (Dave, carpenter)
We began in Brighton in 1992, aiming to put into practice the teachings of Jesus, to be an authentic but modern version of the “early” christian church! And as you might expect, it’s been a colourful journey, full of ups and downs!
But now perhaps our aims can be summed up differently. To know Christ more deeply and to share His vibrant, courageous love in the best ways we can, with our neighbours and friends.
So, what do we do?
Every Sunday we meet for worship at the Millwood Community Centre.
There’s a cuppa tea as people arrive. Then we begin our service with worship, using a mix of hymns and modern songs. During the service there are opportunities to pray, read from the bible and share inspiration. We also take communion together and visitors are welcome to join in, if they’d like to. Afterwards, we set up some tables and have a meal, an ideal opportunity to ask questions and generally get to know people.
On other days of the week, we meet up to share meals, pray, support each other and help out where there’s practical needs.
Further afield, we support projects in partnership with the Multiply network including: an Literacy and IT suite connected to a school and orphanage in Zambia, reconstruction and income earning projects in Nepal and a flour milling enterprise in Rwanda.
As well as friendly links with the other community groups and churches in the City, JFC (Brighton) belongs to the wider family of churches called the Jesus Fellowship Church (UK).