Church Plants & Partnerships

The Bishop of Chichester, Martin Warner, has encouraged church planting throughout the diocese, so over the past five years we have embarked on five church plants to the Whitehawk Estate and St Matthias, Fiveways, in Brighton, Hastings, Portsmouth, and Crawley.

St John's Crawley

St John’s Crawley was planted in 2017. 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

Tom and Katy Holbird lead St Matthias Fiveways. WIth Sunday Gatherings at 11am (Informal service with Kids Church) or 9.30am (Traditional Holy Communion, why not settle in with some fresh coffee and pastries? Our Kids Church aims to be the best hour of your child’s week, helping them grow and learn more about Jesus. For more info, 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

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