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Lancing Tabernacle is more commonly known as ‘Lancing Tab’, we are an evangelical Free church. We identify with the wider Christian community in the UK through membership of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches
and The Evangelical Alliance
Evangelical means that we are interested in sharing the good news of Jesus with our community. We identify with the wider Christian community in the UK through membership of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches and The Evangelical Alliance. We have a wide age range and on Sunday mornings make provision for babies through to teenagers.
The Tab family has been meeting in Lancing in some shape or form for 90 years now. The work began in 1927 through the creative faithfulness of Louise Wilson, and the work actively continues today.
The Tab has occupied three buildings over the years. It started in a house on the Lower Brighton Road, had a temporary home by the Railway Station in Lancing before settling in North Road in the existing building. This building has gone through many changes over the years. The common link is the people, a group of people who share a living relationship with Jesus, and want to make the good news about him known in this village and beyond.
Lancing Tab is an evangelical church. Evangelical means a commitment to believing and living out what God has revealed to us in the Bible, and seeking to communicate the good news of Jesus to our community. We identify with the wider Christian community in the UK through membership of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches and the Evangelical Alliance.
We meet on Sundays at 10:30am and 6:30pm.
On Sunday mornings, we try to cater for all ages from crèche to those in their 90s.
During the week, we have a range of activities for adults, youth and children. We run Messy Church during school holidays, and have helped to set up a local Foodbank in partnership with other local churches.
All those involved in children’s work have a clear disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (Criminal Records Bureau).
The Tab has always had an interest in the wider world, supporting mission work in many countries. For the past 5 years, we have had a sister church (Meadow Grove Baptist Church) in Brandon, Mississippi. This partnership has been good, and has led to the Tab taking on Andrew Wilson, from Mississippi as our Pastor’s Assistant. We have strong links with the church in Latvia through Hope for Children and the Latvian Biblical Centre. Teams from the Tab have been out to Latvia to help with building projects and work amongst children. One of our elders, Richard Brunton leads Living Hope ministries; this work has opened a window on what God is doing all over the world.