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Verse of the week

PrayerKing Jehoshaphat…did what was right in the eyes of the Lord.

2 Chronicles 20 v 32

The word for you this week is……

‘Fear’ God and keep His commandments!

A visit to the dentist – Kenyan style!

Some latest pictures from Dr Gideon and our friends at the Dundori Medical Centre.


The busy waiting room!

The used car seat that John Bracey took out in October 2014. 

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We’re featured on the South East Baptist Association’s website!

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Thursday Fellowship

Thursday Fellowship 2015

Thursday Fellowship meets in the Parish Room of the Holy Cross Church at 2.15pm. We would love you to join us for fellowship, friendship and fun! For further information head to the following link –Thursday Fellowship

We commenced our Autumn programme on the 8th September with a visit from Pastor Malcolm Haines. He brought a great word on our theme for the year – “Be still and know that I am God.”

15th Sept – Becky Cummins from Brighton and Hove City Mission

22nd Sept – Win Funnell

29th Sept – Sue Cunningham

6th Oct – Colleen Hurd

13th Oct – Harvest Lunch (1pm) – Special guest Lorna Sivyour

20th Oct – Alice Fanstone

27th Oct – John Cassé

3rd Nov – tbc

10th Nov – David Rees from Books Alive

If you would like to know more, give Faith a ring on 01273 3040182

Harvest Family Service – Sunday 2nd October, 2016

fb_20161002_15_24_16_saved_pictureSuper family service this morning when we welcomed Julian Haddow, Mission Director of the Brighton and Hove City Mission.  Julian spoke about the work of the mission and thanked the church for their support over the years. Julian took a good selection of items back to the Food Bank where they will be distributed to those who need them most. fb_20161002_15_25_07_saved_picture

If you would like to contribute gifts for the Food Bank on a regular basis, then pop along to our shop – DBC Community Greengrocer’s in Warren Way, Woodingdean where we have a basket for that purpose. Any goods will be greatly received but they are particularly short of the following items:-

Tinned food – Fish and vegetables

Packet food – Rice and biscuits

Jars & bottles – Jams and pasta/curry sauce

DBC Greengrocers Shop open at last!


DBC Community Greengrocers Shop in Warren Way, Woodingdean has had a bit of a make-over; it’s looking good!

We look forward to greeting old and new customers. Come on down and see the wide range of goods we have on offer. You will be pleasantly surprised!

DBC Family Fun Day – 11th September


What a lovely day for our Fun Day! It was hot, hot, hot especially with our Pastor, Malcolm juggling with his fire batons. Fantastic food, fun and fellowship.

Three years at Dean Wood Care Home – Woodingdean

Dean WoodWho would have thought that we have been taking a short service once a month on a Sunday afternoon for three years! The time has flown by and we are grateful for the goodwill which has developed over that time.

On Sunday 28th August, 15 residents and 8 members of the church congregated to share in the singing of some favourite hymns, to read the Word, to pray and to listen to a short message of encouragement and hope.

It is clear by the response that it means so much to the residents all of whom are unable to go to church themselves.

It is always a very happy occasion which we hope to continue.