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Hope – we have it!




“Where else have we to go, you alone have words of eternal life” (John 6.68).  So said Peter at a point when most people were abandoning Jesus.  

Hope is something everyone is talking about because people recognise that we all need it.  Not least with conflicts, COVID, and climate change.  But we have it, right under our noses, in the words of Jesus.  I’ve been reminded Jesus is the only real hope in several ways recently:  
  • Sitting at a bedside of a Christian who’s dying.  I read some words from the Bible and we pray.  And it’s an overwhelming privilege.  Because anything else anyone could say (however intelligent and poetic) is, at the end of the day, just wishful words.  But Jesus' words (“I’m preparing a home for you”) are backed up by his own empty tomb!  
  • Attending a town development meeting in a marquee next to the Tab.  Councillors, researchers, big names in Lancing were there to explore how we can create more community.  Many good ideas were shared.  I think they could make a difference.  But I’m sitting there thinking – Jesus has the real key to all this.  He takes messed-up people (like all us at the Tab), forgives, fills with his Spirit, puts them in a family, and promises a perfect future
  • Talking to a neighbour who’s a life coach.  He tries to help people get back on their feet and be positive.  He asks me what I do and I say “I’m a Pastor which is kind of similar.  Jesus came to show that no matter what people have done, feel about themselves, or been treated by others, God loves them enough to die for them.   When people get that it totally changes them.”  
  • Preparing a session on Jesus’ return.  And read “creation itself will be liberated…” (Roms 8.21).  This isn’t a promise of slowing global warming or cleaning up the oceans but of full salvation for creation.  When Jesus comes again he promises to put everything right: us, our broken bodies, nations, relations, broken hearts, and our world.
This is why we’re wanting to make a great effort to invite people to our Easter Day service.  Where else have people to go? “Jesus alone has words of eternal life.” Please pray, prepare, invite, and join with us on Easter Sunday!

Barnaby, 30/03/2022
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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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