At Offington, we don't think any church should exist in splendid isolation. Taking the work of Jesus beyond the walls of the church to the wider community is an important part of what we are about.
Along with many churches in Worthing, Offington Park supports Turning Tides which creates projects for the homeless in Worthing. You can find full details on their website HERE.
Worthing Mental Health Awareness Week was founded at Offington. It brings together many of the organisations and groups who come into contact with those who have a wide spectrum of mental health issues. Here, they are given space to promote their work to the public, network together and listen to talks about mental wellness topics. There is more information on their website.
The pastoral leadership at Offington work with local schools, helping them with the religious aspects of education.
JAB, for instance, is a lunch club at Broadwater Church of England school.
Along with other churches, Offington is working to help provide a safe place for Syrian refugees to live, and helping them to integrate into our community. You can read about their important work on their website.
In 2019, our minister, Revd. Dawn Carn, will be Worthing Mayor's chaplain, a role which is shared with a leader form another Worthing church.
Tuesday Lunches is a social get-together, offering not only food, but also an opportunity to get out of the house, meet and make friends, chat and play games. Oh, and of course get a tasty meal!
Offington joins with other groups from Worthing on Broadwater Green to provide a day of fun, play, laughter and activities for young people and families. The next Play Day is planned for Wednesday 7th August.
You can get a flavour of just how much fun it is on their Facebook page.
How do you keep children occupied during the holidays? We might not have the whole answer, but for two hours on Wednesday mornings during half-terms, and on some Wednesdays in August, they can come and have some fun with you here. There are no age limits.