History of the Church

The following outlines a brief history of the Church.

In September 1993 the members of Shoreham Baptist Church set up a new fellowship which met at the Quayside Youth Centre, in North Southwick.

A part time pastor was appointed in 1996. Towards the end of 1997, the lease of the former Congregational Church in Southwick was signed over to the newly named Southwick Christian Community Church. The small Church Hall has been prominently positioned in the heart of Southwick, adjacent to the Green, since the turn of the century.
In a two-phase development, completed in September 2003 and October 2007, the site of the old Congregational Hall has been radically transformed into a state of the art Christian Centre, with coffee shop, internet café, and abundant facilities for the whole community.

How was this £1 million plus building project possible in a small church with only 70 or so members? The answer is simple. God touched the hearts of the congregation to inspire continual sacrificial personal giving. He also opened the way for successful fund raising, and received start-up assistance from funds belonging to the previous congregation existing on this site. By God’s amazing grace, as of 2012 all outstanding loans have now being fully repaid - Praise the Lord!

With these new buildings the church has begun offering a wide range of activities for all in the community including exercise classes, creative arts workshops, IT activities, innovative children and youth activities alongside its Sunday meetings, life groups, outreach groups and healing prayer sessions.