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On the Elders' Agenda




1 Timothy 3 speaks of Elders “managing the household of God.” At this time of the year and especially following COVID there’s quite a lot of programmes, dates, and plans that need managing.  We wanted to get better at showing what we’re working on so you can join us in prayer and are ready to chip in on things at our members meeting in a few weeks (21st Sept).  Many decisions are wisdom calls.  Church like a household is messy and there’s rarely a neat solution.

Removing restrictions
We’re cautiously removing restrictions - as of last Sunday there was no booking and most chairs were back in.  Generally we’re not wearing facemasks in any setting barring the 10.30 service because it’s crowded and we’re singing.  But of course, people are free to wear them in any of our groups. 

Restarting Tuesday Day time homegroup (10.30am at the Tab).
This is so important for many who can’t get out in the evenings because of transport, health (often worse in the evening), or the light. 

Restarting TBC (early teens group on Sunday mornings). 
Some teens have been patiently sitting through adult sermons for a whole term.  Others haven’t come back.  We launched the group again last Sunday.
Ramping up evangelism.  Having been mostly impossible during Covid we want to think through putting evangelism back at the heart of the Tab life.  To start with that means a big push on the Community Celebration service on 3rd Oct. 
Refreshing the website.  Often people’s first encounter with the Tab is through our website.  So we want it to be particularly pitched for the newcomer and non-Christian.  Over the next few weeks we’ll be taking some fresh photos for it.

Also on our list to think about is the mid-week prayer meeting, Sunday evening church, and finding a new buildings Deacon.  We need a measure of patience, to try to prioritise what’s most needed for the church at this stage of its life, and a big thankfulness for what’s already going so well.  Whether everything quite as we’d each like – it’s God’s household!  We’re his family and he lives with us.  

Barnaby, 13/09/2021
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Come and join us...

Barnaby 4 Hello, my name is Barnaby, and I am the Pastor here at Lancing Tab. The aim of this website is just to give you a flavour of who we are and what we're about as a church.


We’re a church for the whole community in and around Lancing. Come as you are whatever doubts and questions you have.

icon3 As a church family, we all face different challenges, but we believe the Bible’s message about Jesus’ love and rescue are what we most need.
icon2 We meet at our building on North Road (next to the Co-op) at 10.30am each Sunday. It’s free and informal with tea, coffee, and kids’ groups.

Sat Nav Postcode BN15 9BB

Our address is:
105 North Road
West Sussex
BN15 9BB

There is limited street parking around the Tab. A public car park in North Farm Road is a two-minute walk. The charges for the cark park are £1 on Sundays.

Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets available.





Our 10:30am service is simple and informal and normally runs for just over an hour. People wear anything from T-shirts to suits. You are welcome to bring kids of any age. 
We do the following:
  • Share news – because we’re a family.
  • Sing – because we love God.
  • Confess sin – because we don’t want to pretend, we’re anything but people in need of grace.
  • Look at the Bible – because that’s how we listen to God.
  • Pray – to ask God for his help.
  • We might have a baptism or take the Lord’s supper - to celebrate Jesus’ rescue.
  • We have coffee afterwards - to take real time together.

What about my kids?


We love having the noise of lively children – so don’t worry!   They stay for the first 15 minutes of the service and then head to some excellent groups.  (Link to Itab) Creche (0-3), 4-10s group, and 11-15s group.   Older teens stay in the service.

Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the end of the notices someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups. 

The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games, and free play. Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes.

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 

More than a Sunday...


While Sundays are a fantastic way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our pastoral groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet during the week, some daytime, and some evenings. 

kidslogo Kid’s club (£1 per child)
Reception to year 6
Wednesday 6-7pm, term time
Lots of fun. Bible stories. Hide and seek. Sports. Tuck shop!
Toddler Group Toddler group (£1 entry)
Wednesday 10-11.15am, term time.
Toys, craft, and songs. A chance for parents to meet and chat and have a cup of coffee.
Youth Youth group (£1 entry)
School years 7-11
Wednesday 7.30pm, term time.
Lots of fun. Opportunities to ask questions about the Christian faith. Games, trips to the beach, camping and much more!
senior Older people’s group
Tuesday fortnightly, 10.30am.
Hymns, prayer, Bible talk, coffee, and biscuits. A great place for friendship - all welcome.
coffee Cafe in the church
1st and 3rd Saturdays, 10am-12.
Free coffee and cake. Kids toys. A friendly space.

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