Where and When
We meet on a Sunday morning at 10am in the main hall of Steyning Grammar School – Rock Road Campus (formally Rydon Community College) in Storrington, West Sussex. For more information of what happens on Sundays and for directions have a look at the Sunday Mornings Page.
The Community Church in Storrington began in 1980 when a small group came together, meeting in people’s homes. Since then numbers have grown and Steyning Grammar School – Rock Road Campus (formally Rydon Community College) has become our home. Today we are a community of people who are committed to following Jesus Christ with our whole lives. We believe that the Bible is God’s inspired word to us and we meet as the ‘Body of Christ’, His Church.
Our Elders Chas Weaver, Sue Smith, Nathanael Edwards, Tony and Ruth Powell are supported by a team of Deacons who are all available if you need them and are happy to answer any questions you have. Our Elders and Deacons are also available to meet and pray with you. Please ask.
Part Time Elder
Nathanael is married to Katherine and they live in West Chiltington with their 3 children. Nathanael has been involved with the church for over 20 years and in 2010 came from New Life Christian Centre in Croydon to work as a full time elder at the Community Church in Storrington. His primary responsibility in the church is teaching and pastoral care. Nathanael also heads up Life Support Charity in Africa.
Sue is married to John and lives in Sullington. She is a founder member of the church and has served among the elders for over 20 years. Her primary responsibilities in the church is pastoral care and hospitality, Sue has also played an important role in preaching, leading worship and ministering to people through prayer.
Chas joined the church in 1993 with his wife Val and has been an elder for more than 15 years. Chas serves the church faithfully in both practical and spiritual ways. Whether he’s at the front sharing a passage of scripture to build up the church or on the desk serving practically he does it faithfully. Chas has a passion for God’s word and sound doctrine. Chas also leads one of the church homegroups and helps oversee the other small groups.
Tony & Ruth Powell
Tony and Ruth Powell joined the Eldership team in 2017. They came to The Community Church Storrington in 2005 after retiring from full time leadership at The Shaftesbury Christian Centre in Battersea, London where Tony served for many years as pastor of the church. Before moving to Battersea Tony and Ruth served in the Royal National Deep Sea Fisherman’s Mission. We value Tony is one of our church teachers. Tony and Ruth have a heart for reaching our community and are actively involved in pastoral care. Tony and Ruth have four children and an ever increasing number of grand and great grandchildren. We greatly appreciate Tony and Ruth’s wealth of experience and wisdom.
Children & Youth Worker
A warm welcome to Lyanna Austin, who is our Children and Youth worker as well as worship leader for The Community Church Storrington.
Lyanna joined our congregation in June 2017 works part-time serving the children’s ministry and developing the worship team. Lyanna hails originally from Croydon and has been a youth worker with the Jam Team (Schools ministry team) based out of New Life Christian Centre for over 5 years and also served as worship leader for over 9 years. Lyanna’s primary role will be to oversee the youth ministry of The Community Church and developing the youth programme.
We’re excited to have Lyanna and look forward to watching her grow in her position at The Community Church.