Our Outreach Partners
The People Matter Charitable Trust was set up by local Christians in 1997 to provide quality information, advice and guidance and practical help to jobseekers in Eastbourne and surrounding areas. They exist so that people have an opportunity to find or retain meaningful and satisfying work through personal support, practical help, information, advice, guidance and encouragement.
Eastbourne Foodbank “The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.” We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
Compass Community Arts
Compass Community Arts Compass is a registered charity that has been delivering a wide range of creative projects throughout Eastbourne and the local area since 1996. Providing arts and artistic experiences to members of the local community and especially to those marginalised groups and individuals.
Delta 7/Culture Shift/The Devonshire Collective
Delta 7 is a band that started in 2014 for people with different abilities to enjoy music, have fun, show off their talents and to be included society. The Devonshire Collective is creative and cultural hub in Devonshire Ward, Eastbourne with studios, makerspaces, workshops, gallery and café for the benefit of artists, community members and the wider public. Culture Shift put creativity to work to create positive change. Culture Shift creates dynamic partnerships where the creative and cultural sector work with community, business and education partners to produce bespoke, creative, action-based solutions. Culture Shift`s experience cements their belief that creativity is a powerful catalyst for change.
Charities We Support
Founded in 2005 Esuubi is a UK-based charity which works with local communities in Uganda to develop strong, sustainable projects which meet local needs and help the communities to support their most vulnerable children. An example of our long-term sustainable thinking can be seen in our work in Mityana, where we are combining Ekiwumulo Orphanage Village, School and Vocational Education Centre with a tourist café. Not only will the café provide funds to support Ekiwumulo, but it will allow the children at Ekiwumulo to learn life skills that allow them to become valuable members of the local community.
Mission Aviation Fellowship
MAF believe nothing should stop people from receiving the love of God and the essentials of life – no matter how remote they are. Their vision is to see `isolated people physically and spiritually transformed in Christ`s name.` believing that everyone deserves a chance to experience the love of Jesus Christ. They use aviation and technology, because in many places those are the only ways to reach isolated people with Christ’s love
Church Mission Society
CMS` vision is to see all God’s people engaged in God’s mission, bringing challenge, change, hope and freedom to the world. Pioneering: we try new things, ask questions, cross boundaries.....Evangelistic: we share Jesus in word and action.....Relational: we get alongside people, becoming a genuine part of the communities where we find ourselves.....Faithful: where others have left or given up, we remain committed for the long-haul. As a mission community God calls us to be such people.
Through Faith Missions
Through Faith Missions (TFM) works alongside churches and other Christian organisations to train and equip them in outreach and mission. They have a team of staff and trained volunteers who can help plan outreach events, train local members, give support during missions and offer advice on follow-up and discipleship.
Diocesan Family Support Network
FSW support children and families through difficult times in their lives including low income and poverty; mental or physical ill health; disability; learning difficulties; school non-attendance and exclusion; bereavement; family break-up and domestic abuse. They help children and parents/carers to resolve problems, develop confidence and resilience and improve relationships. They work closely with schools to support children to stay in mainstream education and do well. FSW also provides food parcels, clothing, household goods and help with winter fuel bills where necessary. Their aim is to support parents as they try to ensure that their children have the best start in life – “A strong family for every child in Sussex.
The Wider Church
Church of England
The Anglican family consists of tens of millions of Christians who are members of 45 different Churches. These make up 40 Member Churches (also called Provinces) and five other national or local churches known as Extra Provincials, spread across the globe. The Anglican Communion is one of the world’s largest global Christian denominations. Tens of millions of members 39 Provinces (Member Churches) Over 165 countries Each of these Provinces is autonomous, with its own system of governance. The most senior of the bishops or archbishops in each Province are known as "Primates". The Anglican Communion is not held together by a formal constitution or international church law, but rather by a shared heritage, by ways of worshipping and by the relationships—the "bonds of affection"—between its members worldwide. These are strengthened when Anglicans meet, informally and at such formal gatherings as the Instruments of Communion. President of these Instruments is the Archbishop of Canterbury who acts as a unique focus of unity. The Archbishop of Canterbury also plays a leading role in nurturing the interdependent life of the Anglican Communion by visiting Provinces, arranging meetings, helping initiatives, and contributing to theological reflection. In his ministry across the Anglican Communion the Archbishop is supported by a dedicated staff at Lambeth Palace as well as the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion and his staff at the Anglican Communion Office in London, England
Diocese of Chichester
A diocese is first and foremost a group of people who have a strong sense of being called together by Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The most important things about us provide some answers to a simple question: Why bother? First, because we believe in God. This compels us to speak about the nature of creation, the purpose of life, our values, being human with dignity and justice, and our utter conviction in the reality of life beyond death. Second, because we take spiritual things seriously. That prompts us to worship and to pray. Beauty, love, goodness and all things that enrich life: these form the atmosphere of our worship. Come and see for your self on any Sunday in one of the many churches we use for our weekly - and daily - worship. Finally, because we have pledged to be a presence in every community, and to promote the common good there. Our ancient buildings tell the story of your ancestors and over a thousand years of our nation`s history. Our schools have been providing children with free education for over 200 years. Our priests and others who assist them baptise your children and will care for you in illness, death and grief; they will celebrate your marriage, bless your homes and simply be available in times of distress or festivity. Very simply, we are the Church of England in Sussex. Come and explore. And may God show you the path to life in its perfection and glory.