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The Christian Message

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The Christian message is about Jesus Christ: Christianity is Christ.

Jesus was born in an obscure town called Bethlehem, in Israel, over 2000 years ago. During his first 30 years he shared the daily life and work of an ordinary home. For the next 3 years he went about teaching people about the Kingdom of God, how to live and healing sick people by the shores of Lake Galilee. He called 12 ordinary men to be his helpers.

He had no money. He wrote no books. He commanded no army. He wielded no political power. During his life he never travelled more than 200 miles in any direction. He was executed by being nailed to a cross at the age of 33.

He was raised from the dead, and today over 2 billion people throughout the world acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God and claim to know His presence in their lives. Globally, the church continues to grow at a rapid rate.

Their message of the good news about Jesus is the reason our churches exist – and why, all over the world, there are thinking, serious people who know what it means to meet the living Jesus Christ, and who believe he has some unique things to say to us.

Something of what we believe…

God is bigger, better and closer than we can imagine – and he loves you and me.
Jesus is God showing himself to us.
We can all have a personal relationship with God.
The cross is the bridge between us and God.
Through his Holy Spirit, God can live in us now.
The Bible is God’s perfect manual for living.
The church is to serve people like Jesus served people.
Friendship with God is a gift rather than a reward for being good.
Death is a beginning, not the end.
Jesus is coming again.
Jesus gives us a choice – to follow him, ignore him, or even to reject him.

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Our Churches 

Our churches seek to offer a warm welcome, authentic worship from the heart, and talks which are Biblical, expository, and down-to-earth.

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East Dean

A living community of faith at the heart of the village

On Sunday mornings at East Dean we hold modern language services which appeal to people of all ages, with music that includes well-loved hymns plus the best modern songs. Children are especially welcome at our morning services – and we offer a supervised Crèche and regular activities for children so that parents can enjoy their worship without distraction.  For details of our services click here.

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A house of prayer set high on the hill                  

Services at Friston cater particularly for those who prefer a traditional more reflective service using the much-loved words of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and the King James Bible. For details of our services click here.



A church with a message of hope for today in a setting of timeless beauty

All our services are held at 11.15 every Sunday. We offer both modern language and traditional language services. For details of our services click here.


All our churches are open all day and every day for anyone to use as a quiet space for prayer or just to sit and be quiet.