Notice of Proposed Works at St Barnabas’


NOTICE IS GIVEN that we are applying to the Consistory Court of the Diocese of Chichester for permission to carry out the following works at St Barnabas’ Church:

  • The formation of a new principal entrance through construction of an external porch/entrance lobby utilising the existing entrance opening to the Narthex. This will be accessible to all and clearly denote the route into the church building to visitors.
  • Carry out external landscaping works in order to ensure the new entrance provides parity of esteem to all visitors of the church with level access throughout.
  • Raising the floor level of the lower section of the pastoral centre and kitchen space by approximately 200mm throughout to create a level finish surface. Retaining the location of the accessible toilet and cleaning store.
  • Remove the small section of partition present in the kitchen, installing a new kitchen including new base units that allow for a 150mm turning circle within the kitchen space. Install new studwork partitions to form a new foyer space with connecting door at the existing entrance to the pastoral centre.

Planning consent has been received from Crawley Borough Council. Copies of the plans may be viewed at St Barnabas’ Church Narthex.


If you wish to object to any of the works or proposals, you should email or write to to the Diocesan Registrar at Chichester Diocesan Registry, Winckworth Sherwood, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close, London, SE1 9BB

Your letter or email must:

  • State the grounds for your objection
  • Reach the Registrar by 5 September 2020
  • Include your name and address
  • State whether you live in the parish and/or your name is entered on the church electoral roll of the parish or any other basis on which you have an interest in the matter

Pewsheet for Week Beginning 9 August 2020


Click here for this week’s pewsheet.

From Saturday 8 August, face coverings are required by law to be worn in places of worship, unless you are medically exempt from doing so, leading the service or reading/leading prayer.  Worshippers should wear facemasks in church at all times, as they would in other indoor locations. More information can be found here.

Activities to Make and Do

Children, Families, Youth

We’d like to share with you some bible-themed make-at-home craft activities with related prayer ideas. Ideal for children and families, the activities include making a phone stand, making a balloon cake, baking a Victoria sponge cake and weaving friendship bands.

See the videos here or on the Scripture Union “Make and Pray” YouTube playlist here.

Feel free to send us pictures of your makes!


Visiting St Nicholas’ Church


Anyone currently going to St Nicholas’ Church will see repairs underway on the spire and tower to prevent water getting in. This will be followed by roof tile replacement, scheduled for completion in mid-October.

Although the proposed internal reorganisation is on hold at present due to the high cost involved, in early August we hope to see work start on the Memorial Garden now that various authorities indicate their support.

We have all suffered in different ways due to the pandemic. Adhering to both government rules and the regulations issued by Bishops, we are grateful that we can once again hold services in church. We have reintroduced the 8am Sunday service of Holy Communion (BCP) and Thursdays at 10.30am will follow in the next two months and St Nicholas’ Church is once again open daily to visitors, under controlled conditions, between 09.00 and 17.00.

If you would like to donate towards our building project, we would be hugely grateful. Our bank details are: Worth PCC, Sort Code: 40-18-22 Account Number: 61223372. Please use the reference: “St N project” for your donation.

Gerald Sandwell, Churchwarden

Services in Person !


We are pleased to let you know that you can join us in person on Tuesdays and Sundays, as shown below. Appropriate social distancing measures are in place and masks are encouraged. If you do not feel able to do this, you can still be a part of these services as they will be broadcast live on Facebook. You do not need a Facebook account. If you require help doing this, email us and we will gladly help.