Brighthelm Mission Group

“We are to bring colour, compassion and creativity, empowered by the Holy Spirit so that we can also bring real change to the lives of people that come into the garden and the building.”

We are focused on the central Brighton area, seeking to spread our love and faith in God amongst the community for which we care. On mission Sundays, we meet at Brighthelm from 10.30-11.30am to pray for the area. However, we have a number of other events on which we are focusing in order to have a tangible impact in our locale, including Drop-In and Oasis. The Mission Group has four areas in which we are working at the moment:

  • Blessing: to bring blessing upon the people, the land and the communities around Brighthelm, by what we do, how we act and how we interact.
  • DropIn: to run the DropIn project in partnership with Brighthelm Church, which feeds materially, befriends and also ministers to those whom it serves. (1st Sunday of every month in Brighthelm Cafe, 13:00-14:30)
  • Oasis: to display and demonstrate the love of God in the Brighthelm gardens by worshipping, blessing and interceding for those who frequent them. This is done through Movement, Drumming, spiritual insight, and dream interpretation.
  • To nourish and amplify our relationship with the URC, in whose building we meet, and to support their congregation by attending their prayer meetings and interacting with them on a daily basis.

You are invited to these all-age community events

There will be an exciting range of activities which will include a drum circle with movement, face-painting, a Spirit Dream Booth with spiritual readings and dream interpretation, children’s activities, community art, delicious refreshments and much more!

Time and location: Brighthelm Centre and Gardens, TBC

For more info find us on Facebook and “like” our Oasis Life.Rhythm.Spirit Page.

Messy Church

Hollingbury Messy Church is a fun two hours together, with arts and crafts, games, songs and stories, and a meal together at the end. All ages are welcome.

Time and location: 16:00-18:00 on Mission Sundays (first Sunday of each month), The Gathering Place,  1 Orchid View, Stanmer Heights, Hollingbury, Brighton BN1 8GP


The Hollingdean Mission meets to: pray for the local community (see Prayer Meetings), engage with and support local community events e.g. running a café and stall at the seasonal fairs, and to strategise for the use of the Dip as a doorway into the community.