Welcome to the Brighthelm Centre

We are a busy Community Centre located right in the heart of Brighton, just minutes from the train station and seafront. Established in 1987, we now have a Pre-School, community garden, cafe and chapel on site, and boast a wide range of meeting and performance rooms that we hire out for classes, conferences, weddings, festivals and more. Our core values are community and sustainability, and we aim to support these in everything we do – from offering locally sourced food in our cafe, to offering subsidized childcare places in our Pre-School.

What's Happening

There is lots happening every day at Brighthelm. The centre provides office space for a number of charities and social enterprises delivering services and support to people in Brighton and Hove and beyond.  During the week, Brighthelm Pre-school runs a daily facility for two to five year olds and our café is open to the public providing coffee, cakes, meals and other refreshments.

Every day is different, with the centre typically hosting various different meetings and conferences, lunch time exercise classes and evening leisure activities.  At the weekend, weddings, theatre and parties are the norm and several churches use the venue on Sundays for a range of different styles of Christian worship.

Latest News

Brighthelm Seeks New Trustee with Environmental Interests

By director | 16/01/2017

Brighthelm is looking for a new trustee with a particular interest in environmental issues.  The ideal candidate will be interested in sustainability and the environmental movement but also willing to be an active trustee at Brighthelm.  This will involve taking responsibility for oversight of the business of running the charity and bringing new practical ideas … Read more…

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Forest Church Begins

By Alex Mabbs | 10/11/2016

Brighton’s newest church, Open Sky Forest Church, gathers for the first time this Sunday, 13th November. Open Sky is a collaboration between Brighthelm’s minister, Alex Mabbs, and the minister of One Church Brighton, Dave Steell. Alex says, “Forest Churches aim to gather people together who want to make deeper connections with nature, God and each … Read more…

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A day out in Preston Park | 11th August

By director | 12/08/2016

Have you ever sat in the beautiful Brighthelm community gardens to enjoy the glorious sunshine? Our Gardens require a lot of maintenance and The Brighthelm Gardening Group devotes many hours to ensure that they are well kept. Today they took a break from all their hard work and went on a trip to Preston Park … Read more…

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Upcoming Events

6:45 pm Clubbercise @ Auditorium
Clubbercise @ Auditorium
Jan 19 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
7:15 pm Al-Anon @ Clifton room
Al-Anon @ Clifton room
Jan 19 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
11:00 am Street Diner
Street Diner
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Brighton’s favorite street food is served every Friday in Brighthelms’s garden. Stalls are open from 11.00 AM to 3.00 PM and this weeks stall holders and their menus are available on our Facebook page.
8:30 pm Brighthelm Swing @ Auditorium
Brighthelm Swing @ Auditorium
Jan 20 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
11:00 am NA Meeting
NA Meeting
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
For addicts seeking recovery.
5:30 pm Metropolitan Community Church
Metropolitan Community Church
Jan 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
For more details see www.mccbrighton.org.uk
6:30 pm Brighton Aikido @ Activities Hall
Brighton Aikido @ Activities Hall
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm Brighton & Hove Russian Choir re... @ Hanover room (Brighthelm Centre)
Brighton & Hove Russian Choir re... @ Hanover room (Brighthelm Centre)
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Choir promotes Russian harmony singing and traditional repertoire including lyrical and epic songs, wedding and weeping songs, Russian Orthodox church music, XIX century romance, and choral pieces by classical composers.  
9:30 am Silver Strings – it’s never too ... @ Brighthelm
Silver Strings – it’s never too ... @ Brighthelm
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Silver Strings – it’s never too late to learn!   Silver Strings is a music session for older people who’ve always wanted to play a stringed instrument. At Silver Strings, we warm up gently and play in pairs as part of a larger group to make music together. Everyone over 50 is welcome, regardless of ... Read more...