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New to Us?

Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about our church.


Some key information...

Where & when does the church meet?
What happens to the children at church?
What should I wear?
Do I have to give money?
Are there baby changing facilities?
Disabled people?
Is it just Sundays?
Can I arrange a meeting with the Minister or one of the main leaders?
I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them?


Where & when does the church meet?

Our church currently meets every Sunday at 10.30am.

If it's your first visit then it's probably best to turn up around 15 minutes before the start, but don’t worry if you are late we will find you a seat.

You will find us next to the Co-op at the north end of the village centre. If you are driving there is a public car park which is a two minute walk and is charged at a flat rate of £1 on Sundays. For directions to reach us please see the find us page.

You'll be greeted at the door by our welcome team who will give you any information you require about the church and a copy of the Tab News sheet.


Morning Service

Our morning service starts at 10:30am and finishes at approx 11:45. On a typical Sunday morning we start by worshipping God together through song, prayer and family time before the children go out to their iTab groups; there is provision for baby’s right through to teenagers. After the morning service tea, coffee and biscuits are served in the hall, with plenty of time to chat.


Our address is:

Lancing Tabernacle Evangelical Free Church
105 North Road
West Sussex
BN15 9BB

You can see a map on our find us page.


What happens to the children at church?

We have a fantastic programme for the children at the church called iTab. Children stay with their parents at the start of the service as we worship (sing songs!) together for the first part of the morning. Someone will announce when the children need to go to their programme.


What should I wear?

Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. We are an informal church and accept people as they are.


Do I have to give money?

No, we do have a collection, but this is primarily for our church members to support the work of the church. Please don’t be embarrassed to let the bag pass by!


Are there baby changing facilities?

Yes.  Facilities are available at the rear of the building: please ask the welcome team for more information.


Disabled people?

We aim to be an all-inclusive church; our premises are wheelchair accessible, and we can make provision for parking on the forecourt to allow easy access. There is a fully wheelchair accessible toilet and a special ramp entrance into the church and level access into the hall at the rear. If you wish to discuss any specific needs, please contact the church office. We also have a loop for hearing aid users.


Is it just Sundays?

Absolutely not! There is something happening almost every day here at the Tab. Evening clubs run on a Wednesday during term time catering for small children through to teens.  We have a toddler group on Wednesday mornings, a Widows Support Group every other Friday and much more. Feel free to browse this site for more information. Any special events can be found on the news page.


Can I arrange a meeting with the pastor or one of the leaders?

Yes, if you can't get to see anyone during the service then contact us and we will set this up for you.


I have more questions; how can I get in touch and ask them?

Please feel free to contact us.


Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have this page for you to get to know us.
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Planning your Visit

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.

Contact us with any questions...

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