Sunday, 18th February, 2024

We welcome back Graham Horsnell, a former pastor of our church who begins our series on the 7 churches in the book of Revelation. This week we begin with the letter to the church in Ephesus from Revelation 2 v 1-7.

Sunday, 11th February, 2024

Bryan Pickard, our new Moderator, leads the service this morning. The message is in two parts and Bryan’s texts are Hebrews 10 v 11-14 and 1 Thessalonians 5 v 23-24.

Sunday, 4th February, 2024

Gareth leads our All-age service this morning where we look at the body and think about how special we are. The second clip includes some congregation participation which I hope you will be able to hear and join in!

Sunday, 28th January, 2024

We welcome back our friend Roger Case from Seaford Baptist Church to our service this morning.  Roger brings a selection of verses from Psalm 119 verses 1-16, 57-64 and 97-112 and his message is entitled, ‘Coming home!’

Sunday, 21st January, 2024

Chris Roche, the former minister of Horam Chapel is our speaker today. Chris preaches from Exodus 20 v 1-21 (The Ten Commandments) with the initial thought of waiting for the Father and following His instructions!

Sunday, 14th January, 2024

We welcomed back Graham Dawson from Holland Road Baptist Church to our service.  Graham’s text was 2 Corinthians 1 v 20 and we were challenged to use the promises of God more in our prayers in 2024.

Sunday, 7th January, 2024

Gareth leads our service today and speaks from Haggai 2 v 1-19.  At the start of this new year we are encouraged to love one another other, serve others, pray and live out our faith.

Sunday, 24th December, 2023 – Christmas Eve Nativity Service

Margaret Bradford leads our Christmas Nativity Service. Below are 3 short excerpts to get a flavour of our family time together. It was wonderful to have so many visitors with us.

Sunday, 17th December, 2023

Rose Barden, one of our Deacons, leads our Carol Service. Below are the 4 short messages during the service:

Sunday, 10th December, 2023

We welcome our friends Richard & Elaine Brunton from Living Hope Ministries to our service this morning. Richard brings a message from Isaiah 7 v 14 – “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: the virgin will give conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”

Sunday, 3rd December, 2023

Our visiting speaker this morning is Tim Carter, the Minister of Brighton Road, Baptist Church in Horsham. Tim brings the same things that Paul bought the Corinthian church in 1 Corinthians 1 v 1-9, namely, grace and peace. Prepare to be challenged!

Sunday, 26th November, 2023

Our friends from Seaford Baptist Church, Tom and Rosemary Batts led our worship today and they were joined by Roger Case who brought an important message entitled, “In the world but not of it” with the challenge to separate ourselves from the world.

Sunday, 19th November, 2023

All-age Service led by our Moderator, Jac Parson from Newhaven Baptist Church. Our readings are from Matthew 5 v 13-16 and Matthew 28 v 16-20 and Jac’s messages are about being salt and light.  There are 3 short excerpts below which I hope you can follow well:

Sunday, 12th November, 2023 (Remembrance Sunday).

We welcomed back Bryan Pickard who brought a message from Hebrews 11 entitled “Heroes past and present.”

Sunday, 5th November, 2023.

We welcomed John James from Beulah Baptist Church to our service on Sunday, 5th November. Here is the recording of the message. Thank you for your patience.

Sunday, 29th October, 2023

David Lockwood from Beulah Baptist Church brings a message from Isaiah 6 v 1-8 – “Here am I, send me!”

Sunday, 22nd October, 2023

We welcome Maeve Whitchurch to DBC this morning who speaks from 1 Samuel 16 v 1-13.  Prepare to be challenged!

Sunday, 15th October, 2023 – Harvest All-age Service

Gareth Woolcott led our Harvest Thanksgiving Service this morning when we thought about God’s goodness to us. We also thought about sowing seed in good, fertile ground. Below are two short clips from Gareth’s message.  Enjoy!

Sunday, 8th October, 2023

We welcome Phil Cook to our service this morning. Phil brings a message entitled, “Obedience to the Lord can sometimes lead us into a storm!” Phil reflects on Matthew 14 v 22-36.

Sunday, 1st October, 2023

Bryan Pickard our scheduled speaker for today was sadly unable to be with us due to illness. We are so grateful to Gareth Woolcott for stepping in and bringing a very practical message about going and making disciples.

Sunday, 24th September, 2023

Roger Case from Seaford Baptist Church is our speaker this morning.  Roger’s message is entitled, “Which Jesus are we martyrs of and witnesses to?”

Sunday, 17th September, 2023.

We welcome the Rev Stuart Davison to our morning service. “Who may come to worship and how do we come to worship?” Stuart refers to Psalm 24 and 2 Samuel 6.

Sunday, 10th September, 2023 –  All-age Service and Fun Day

Erik Cornelisse from Victoria Baptist Church, Eastbourne, invites us to a party. And what a party it was too! 

Join in with us by clicking on the 3 short messages below which were recorded between the fun activities.

Sunday, 3rd September, 2023

Gareth Woolcott leads an All-age service.  We had fun building an ark!

A sort excerpt from the service:

Sunday, 27th August, 2023 

Margaret Bradford is our speaker today and her message is ‘Love one another.’ The passage to follow is Acts 10 – Peter and Cornelius.

Sunday, 20th August, 2023 – Open Communion Service

A short excerpt from our service led by Gareth Woolcott – 1 Thessalonians 5 v 14 – 24.

Sunday, 13th August, 2023

Gareth Woolcott is our speaker.  His message is “Let your light shine!” To help you follow along, Gareth will be reading 1 Samuel 15 v 1-23 and Matthew 5 v 13-16.

Sunday, 6th August, 2023

We welcomed Lynda Hulcoop to our service this morning. Lynda’s message is entitled, ‘The Divine Weaver’ and Isaiah 55 v 6-13 is the passage of focus.

Sunday, 30th July, 2023

Roger Case from Seaford Baptist Church is our speaker this morning. Roger’s message is entitled “Death and the eternity that follows”. We were encouraged to read Revelation 21.

Sunday, 23rd July, 2023.  

We welcomed John Prideaux to our service this morning. John’s message was entitled, “The gospel according to Daniel!” and the passage was Daniel 9 v 1-19.

Sunday, 16th July, 2023

Chris Roche was our speaker this morning and spoke from Mark 5 v 1-18 –  The demon-possessed man.

Sunday, 9th July, 2023

We welcome Bryan Pickard to our service this morning.  Brian’s message is in two parts.  Part 1 – Hebrews 12 v 1-3 was recorded: Bryan’s message includes a prophetic word for DBC.

Part 2 – Joshua 3 v 1-8 – Pioneering and crossing over. Main points are as follows.

When God speaks it generates faith and faith comes through hearing. When God says you can go on then you can!

A warning – don’t get stuck in the past!

DBC was once a pioneering church.  We need to move on and pioneer again. Let’s take possession of the land – trailblaze – break new ground and move into our inheritance. 

We will not have been this way before so Bryan gave us encouragement to not be afraid, to be strong and courageous and to expect God to do something new but above all to be obedient. The walls of Jericho coming down in the way that they did was a new way of doing things.  God is in control.  We need to let go of past securities. Some things are for a season and are transient.  Some things may have to go! Our leaders will have to step into the waters first but the best is yet to come. 

Let’s be prepared.  Let’s not be afraid.  Let’s step out upon the waters!

You call me out upon the waters,
The great unknown where feet may fail.
And there I find You in the mystery,
In oceans deep my faith will stand.

And I will call upon Your name,
And keep my eyes above the waves,
When oceans rise,
My soul will rest in Your embrace,
For I am Yours and You are mine.

Houston, Crocker & Ligthelm
© 2012 Hillsong Music Publishing

Sunday, 1st July, 2023

Gareth leads our All-age service and his focus is from Joshua 6 – The fall of Jericho. 

Sunday, 25th June, 2023

We welcome back our former pastor, Malcolm Haines who speaks from Romans 10 v 1-13.

Sunday, 18th June, 2023

John Cassé is our speaker this morning.  John speaks from Numbers 21 v 4-10 and John 3 v 16 & 17.

Sunday, 11th June, 2023

As promised, here is the message from last week brought by our speaker Phil Cook.

Sunday, 4th June, 2023

Sue Cunningham is our speaker this morning, and the readings are from 1 Corinthians 12 v 12-20, 27-30 and Romans 16 v 3-16. Sue’s message is entitled ‘Playing Second Fiddle!’

Sunday, 28th May, 2023

Gareth leads our service this morning and takes his text from 1 Timothy 6  v 17 – “God richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.”

Sunday, 21st May, 2023

Open Communion – a short excerpt from our service.  Gareth brings a few thoughts from Romans 8 v 31- 39.

Sunday, 14th May, 2023

Margaret Bradford recaps our studies in the Acts of the Apostles and sets us a challenge moving forward.  The reading is the whole of Acts 28.

Sunday, 7th May, 2023

Gareth Woolcott leads our service this morning and speaks from Jeremiah 7 v 1-8 and Jeremiah 5 v 1-2.

Sunday, 30th April, 2023

We welcome Davy Stephen Butler from BMS World Mission to our service. Davy gives an update of the work and how we can help before bringing a word from 1 Corinthians 12 v 12 about the Body of Christ and how we can support one another.

Sunday, 23rd April, 2023

Graham Dawson from Holland Road Baptist Church is our speaker this morning.  Graham’s message is summed up by the verse, Romans 8 v 1 – “There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus…”

Sunday, 16th April, 2023

We welcomed our Moderator, Jac Parson from Newhaven Baptist Church to our service this morning.  Jac spoke from Acts 27 v 27-44 and her theme was, ‘The storms of life’.

Sunday, 9th April – Easter Sunday

He is risen!

Gareth led our All-age family service and delivered a short message while the children were out on an Easter Egg hunt.

Sunday, 2nd April 2023 – no service as once again we held our Palm Sunday Walk of Witness.  This year we started at the top of Warren hill and walked down to the school proudly led by Solomon the donkey.  Gareth carried the cross and we sang joyful songs as we proclaimed “Hosanna to the King of kings.” 

The main road was busy because of the Brighton Marathon and so many would have seen our little procession. 

Sunday, 26th March 2023

Today was a family service to celebrate 100 years of faithful witness in Woodingdean. A lovely time was had by all. Margaret leads a short message on our series from the Acts of the Apostles – Acts 27 v 1-26 where Paul sails for Rome and encounters a storm.

Sunday, 19th March 2023

Richard Brunton from Living Hope Ministries is our speaker today and he speaks from Acts 26.

Sunday, 12th March 2023

We welcome back Stuart Davidson, former South East Baptist Association Regional Minister.  Stuart joins our team leading worship this morning – thank you for bringing your guitar and drum to enhance our worship! Stuart speaks from Luke 4 v 1- 12 – the temptations of Christ.