The Haven Church meets at 10am on Sundays in The Haven School Hall on Atlantic
Drive. Our services are suitable for all ages and families are
Prayer and Bible Study
A number of us meet on Tuesdays at 7.30pm for prayer and Bible study together.
The Haven Church Playgroup is not meeting at present.
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We are …
… a friendly evangelical church in the Sovereign Harbour area of Eastbourne,
we are members of the Sussex Gospel
We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds to join with us as we seek to know
Jesus better, to follow him together, and to make his good news known more
widely. On any given Sunday you will find a mixed group of Christians and
not-yet-Christians from many walks of life and a variety of backgrounds. We love
to welcome visitors! Come along, grab a tea or coffee and join with us!
We love …
… our great Saviour Jesus Christ. It is our aim to live with him in charge
of our lives as we learn from God’s word, the Bible. We aim to serve and worship
God with the whole of our lives and to reach out with the good news of God’s
love to our community. Our Sunday meetings are informal in style and visitors
are always welcome. We meet in The Haven Primary School on
Why not come along on Sunday at 10am and find out more?
Our name …
… captures the idea that everyone needs safety, refuge, shelter, comfort, a
haven - not just in this life but in the next also. Being close to the sea and
with many boats in the harbour, including the RNLI lifeboats, we are constantly
reminded that the sea is a vast and sometimes dangerous place. A harbour is a
haven, a place of safety and provision. Christians are people who have
discovered that Jesus Christ is the ultimate haven. And so we call ourselves
The Haven Church.
Our history …
… goes back to before Sovereign Harbour was built.
The original development plans for the Sovereign Harbour included no provision
for either a church or a school. The need for both was identified by a number of
Christians from churches in the surrounding area with the result that a prayer
meeting began, attended by Christians from a several different church
denominations and backgrounds. Their heart was for the Lord Jesus Christ to be
loved and made known by people in the new development.
As the millennium drew to a close God provided an answer to these prayers with
the initiation of plans for a church school and a church congregation to meet on
a site in the development area. The diverse backgrounds of those who had been
praying for the area was reflected in the local partnership of the Church of
England and the Methodist Church in Britain joining to establish a new venture.
The vision for the venture was of the wider Church reaching out to the Sovereign
Harbour community with the school, expressed most clearly with a church
congregation meeting within the school building. The school and the church are
linked very closely together and the joint foundation of the school (a Voluntary
Aided Church of England/Methodist Primary School) reflects the church
partnership. The clarity of this original vision was recently confirmed with the
permanent expansion of the school from one form of entry to two forms, doubling
the number of pupils at the school.
In October 2001 the Anglican Bishop of Lewes and the Methodist District
Chairman met to sign the constitution of The Haven Church. With the school
building not yet complete, the first service was held on February 10th 2002.
Revd Martin Keenan and Revd Alan Weaver were appointed as the first ministers of
the new church. Alan left in 2006 to take up a new post in Crowborough, and Martin
was minister from 2006 to 2010. Revd John Brook was our minister from November
2010 until August 2015 when he moved to Holy Trinity Eastbourne.
On Sundays we meet in The Haven School hall on Atlantic Drive in Sovereign
Sat Nav - The postcode is BN23 5SW, although make sure you approach from
Atlantic Drive, some older Sat Navs incorrectly attempt to approach through the
Google Maps - You can find us here.
Get in touch
You can get in touch with us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively you are always welcome to come along and introduce
yourself to us on a Sunday morning! We would love to meet you.