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

In September 2017 Steve and Liz Burston will be launching the next adventure from St Peter’s to Crawley. This new beginning will be building on the centuries of prayers that have been and are being made at St John’s the town centre Church. Steve and Liz would love to have you on board either by joining them on the team or by praying for their team as the new plant joins in with God’s Mission for Crawley. Email

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