Brighthelm is a Christian Church, rooted in the belief that God loves every person and every creature. That belief underlies all that we do. It’s why we seek to give a high quality of hospitality to everyone who comes into the Centre. It’s why we are passionate about giving children a great start in life at our Pre-school. It’s why we campaign about climate change and other environmental and social issues. And it’s why we gather for worship.

Our Chapel, located just off the café, is always available as a place of peaceful refuge in a busy world (and a busy community centre). Just drop in and make use of the room for quiet prayer and reflection or simply a place to be and to think.


Prayers are said in the Chapel at mid-day on Tuesdays and Thursdays: a simple service lasting about 15 minutes. We welcome prayer requests, via the box on the wall in the café.

There is usually a minister in the Centre, happy to listen and pray with people.

A simple Communion Service is held in the Chapel at 2.00pm on the third Monday of each month.

Open Sky Forest Church. This is a monthly gathering in various outdoor places around Brighton, where we seek to make connections with God through connecting with nature. Open Sky has its own website, where you can find out more: openskybrighton.com

You are welcome

When we worship, everyone is welcome. We try to include everyone as a valued member of the gathered group. We worship in the Christian tradition, but you won’t be asked to say a creed or forced to say or do anything you’re uncomfortable with. The groups are usually quite small, so it’s hard to be anonymous, but you can join in as much or as little as you like.

Brighthelm is part of the United Reformed Church. Locally, we are a member of the Brighthelmstone Covenant of Churches, Churches Together in Brighton and Kemptown, and Brighton and Hove Faith in Action

We are pleased to provide space for other Churches to meet. To find out more about them, click here.

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