Church Plants & Partnerships

The Bishop of Chichester, Martin Warner, has encouraged church planting throughout the diocese, so over the past three years we have embarked on three church plants to the Whitehawk Estate in Brighton, Hastings, and Portsmouth. This year embarking on two more - a church partnership at St Matthias, Fiveways, and a church plant to Crawley.

St John's Crawley

St John’s Crawley has been going over a year after being planted out of St Peter’s. We were full at our new informal service  and have planted a further 4pm service that is growing too!. We continue to explore  a 2nd Space in the town centre that will provide co-working space for new creative start ups and a conference/worship space. We are partnering with West Sussex Council and Crawley Council. The Bridge ‘award winning’ Café runs two days a week, where we partner with Probation Service, the Police and guest that are probation. St John’s also partners with the local town centre Dr Surgery,
Police and Social Service to provide counselling for the twelve most needy families in Crawley. Unity and Prayer is also at our core and we are leading in the establishment of Crawley Churches Working Together and 24/7 Prayer across the Churches in Crawley.

St Matthias Fiveways

We're launching a new adventure in north Brighton with St Matthias church in Fiveways. Tom and Katy Holbird are leading a team to pioneer a new morning service and to establish new initiatives to bless this part of the city.  If you live locally or you'd like to support us either by praying for us or by joining the team we would love to hear from you. Email

Harbour Church Portsmouth

In May 2016 we commissioned a team of people to plant a church in Portsmouth. Rev Alex Wood and his wife Liz have moved from Brighton over to Portsmouth to begin their adventure leading this city centre 'Resourcing Church'. Harbour Church Sunday services launched in September 2016. If you have any questions, please do be in touch with or

Holy Trinity Hastings

In November 2014 we launched a brand new phase of life at Holy Trinity Hastings by sending out Simon and Sarah Larkin and a team from St Peter’s and other places across the South East.

The church is in the heart of the town and has already started running Alpha and Safehaven, and their work with children, youth and 20s has been growing rapidly.

St Cuthman's Whitehawk

In November 2013 a group of 25 people from St Peter’s moved to support and partner with the existing congregation at St Cuthman’s, Whitehawk.

They are building a fun community in the heart of Whitehawk with two Sunday services at 9.00am and 11.00am, after school clubs, a drop-in for women, youth group and kids church. They also operate a debt counselling service and a food bank.


Get in touch

  • St Peter's Church
    York Place
    BN1 4GU
    United Kingdom
  • 01273 698 182