Church Services and Prayer Meetings


Brighthelm is starting weekly Sunday services again on 10th March. We’ll be meeting in the café from 6.00pm, then moving into the auditorium at 6.30 for worship that is straightforward and dignified, centred around the bible and communion. As it will be Lent, we’ll be thinking about journeys in the bible, from Abraham to Jesus, and our own journeys through life. All will be welcome – come and join us!

Brighthelm United Reformed Church is one of the oldest Churches in Brighton and Hove, tracing our direct ancestry back to the sixteenth Century and a group of Protestant Dissenters meeting in a house in the Lanes. We’ve been on an interesting journey in recent decades, with the uniting of several congregations and the building of our community centre in North Road. In 2015, our small congregation was finding that organising weekly Sunday services was a burden beyond their capabilities, so we stopped and instead, since then, have been meeting monthly for communion on a week-day. The Trustees now feel that it is the right time to start weekly Sunday services again.

A simple form of midday prayer is said in the Chapel on Tuesdays at noon.  There is also a communion service on the third Monday of the month at 2pm. All are welcome to come to our services. The Chapel is through the cafe, to the left.

The Chapel is open each day and offers a space for quiet contemplation and prayer. Bibles, hymn books and other prayer resources are available for you to use. To the right of the entrance to the Chapel, you will find a box with prayer slips.  Please feel free to write prayer requests and place them in the box to be prayed for. 

We hold a range of different bible studies and prayer opportunities.  If you have a prayer request or would like to talk to a minister, please contact Alex who would be more than happy to assist you. 

We do not hire out the chapel, it is an open space for all to enjoy. If you are interested in holding a church service in the chapel or holding a ceremony of some kind, please contact us to find out more. 

Brighthelm is a part of the United Reformed Church and through our mission and vision for the space, we would like all of our work to incorporate our aims of Faith, Sustainability and Community. 

Brighthelm also sponsors two exciting new forms of church:

Earth Church is a collective of people wanting to follow Jesus and care for the environment – see our page Earth Church 

Open Sky Forest Church explores making spiritual connections in nature – see 


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