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Verse of the week

“The earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”

Isaiah 11 v 9b

The verse of the week is inspired by the teaching the previous Sunday.  If you would like to listen to a recording of the message then head to:-

Thursday Fellowship summer coffee morning dates for your diary

Thursday Fellowship will be taking a short break from its weekly meetings after the Celebration service on the 15th June. But do not fear, the famous coffee mornings are back with a vengeance!

6th July – 37 The Ridgway @ 10.30

20th July – 37 The Ridgway @ 10.30     

3rd Aug – 35 Balsdean Road @ 10.30

17th Aug – 19 Warren Avenue @ 10.30

All welcome.  For further details please give Faith a call on 01273 304018

Barn Dance – Saturday 1st July

Barn Dance
Saturday 1st July, 7pm – 10.30pm at Woodingdean Primary School.

Money raised will go to supporting the Street Children of Molo, Kenya.

Tickets (Adult £7, Children £5) from Roger Sisley, or complete the contact form below:-

Recent visit to Romania by John Casse

For over 20 years, DBC has had links with various church-based and socially supportive projects in Romania. Our aid has mainly been channelled through “The Cleaford Christian Trust” (TCCT). John Cassé one of the leaders here at DBC  is a Trustee of TCCT and  a group of TCCT trustees visit Romania twice a year. TCCT supports pastors, widows and church-based projects in the Brasov and Targu Mures areas as well as a Christian Camp which provides opportunities for hundreds of children (as well as some adult groups) from disadvantaged backgrounds to experience a variety of evangelistic programmes in the beautiful Romanian countryside.  In addition, the Trust continues to give considerable support to the Brasov Children’s Hospital in making available equipment, craft materials and toys, as well as antibiotics and other medication. This aid is made possible by the donations, both practical and financial, from individual supporters, churches, schools and other organisations.

John visited Romania in March with TCCT and a report of the team’s exploits and some photos can be found on our Mission page – head to Mission Works

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 will be taking a short break over the summer and will recommence on Thursday, 7th September.  Watch this space for further details.

DBC Community Greengrocers Shop opening hours

Opening times throughout the spring/summer season will be as follows:-

Monday 9-5pm

Tuesday 9-5pm

Wednesday 9-5pm

Thursday 9-4.45pm

Friday 8.30-4pm

Saturday 9-1pm

Thank you so much for your support.

DBC Community Greengrocers shop slot donations


As you have probably seen on the news, food shortages have now become critical in East Africa – 16 million people are in urgent need of food and safe water.

Famine has already been declared in parts of South Sudan, and Somalia is likely to experience famine this year. Parts of Kenya and Ethiopia are rapidly heading towards crisis stage.

Extreme drought conditions, often worsened by conflict, have left millions on the brink of starvation and it will only get worse if we don’t act quickly.

Tearfund are providing malnutrition treatment for approximately 50,000 mothers and children in South Sudan, as well as food support and clean water to thousands of others in South Sudan and Somaliland. Their teams in Ethiopia and Kenya have been helping communities cope better with the challenges of drought and have plans to respond to this crisis as soon as funding is available.

Tearfund has launched an immediate response to do more and they are part of the national DEC appeal, an initiative that brings together 13 leading UK charities in times of crisis.

Our shop slot money for the foreseeable future will go to Tearfund to assist them in this vital work. If you would like to donate, pop in to the shop in Warren Way, Woodingdean.