Fantastic Easter Assembly

Fantastic is a word that has followed almost every one of our Schools team Easter assemblies. Focusing on the Christian message of Easter, the team retold the story using a news report, crossing live to a reporter who was outside of the tomb. Now obviously we aren’t living 2000 years ago, and of course back then they didn’t have television, However, our team rolled straight into the ‘report’ and the children and teachers were taken in instantly, forgetting where and when it the story was set.

Our team used green screen technology to achieve the desired illusion outside the tomb, and previous team leader, Kerry, and our very own Office Manager, Becky, featured in the reports.

The assembly had humorous moments, as they crossed live to the fictional Jerusalem Jellyfish football team’s top goal scorer, and times for the children to reflect as we came to the realisation that Jesus’ body was no longer in the tomb.

The feedback that our team received was really positive, with one head teacher saying; ‘That was a very professional, well scripted presentation, thank you so much for coming in.’

A head teacher in another school also commented; ‘That was very clever, it’s given me ideas for how I can do assemblies!’

It has been sad to say goodbye to this fantastic assembly, however, we know that our team will be out and about in no time with their summer ‘changes’ presentation. Let’s hope our team make it another fantastic one!

170 Birthday Celebration Evening

On 8th June 2019 Brighton and Hove City Mission will be celebrating it’s 170th Birthday!

You are invited to our celebration evening at Bishop Hannington Memorial Church, from 6:30pm.

We are going to be joined by –

Carl Beech

Carl is married to Karen and has two adult daughters. He is currently Senior Leader of Redeemer King in Chesterfield, a church he planted 4.5 years ago. He is also President of Christian Vision for Men and CEO of The Edge, an umbrella ministry of church networks, evangelists, youth work, and an annual festival reaching the last, least, and lost across the UK. He is also founder of The Code movement and The Gathering, the largest evangelistic event for men in the UK. Author of a number of books and Bible study notes, Carl co-hosts the popular Codelife podcast. He loves to try and keep fit and has undertaken numerous endurance challenges. He enjoys cooking, painting, music, and movies.


The Rock of Life

The Rock of Life are a worship band based in Wiltshire. They have a heart to serve the local church and community through the gifts God has given them. Their name reflects their faith in Jesus, the Rock eternal who has given new life through His death and resurrection. They lead worship in their home church and at larger worship gatherings and Christian events. They have a desire to express who Jesus is and encourage a closer worshipful relationship with Him.


Local Church leaders, sharing testimonies


Where is the event?

Bishop Hannington Memorial Church, Hove, BN3 7NS
8th June 2019

The map below highlights the location of our 170TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION.
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Bishop Hannington Memorial Church is fully accessible, with on-site parking.
Street parking is also available.

Bishop Hannington is also serviced by the 5a bus.
for more information and for bus times, please visit

New Grant & Business Relations Manager

We are very excited to announce we have appointed a Grant and Business Relations Manager! His name is coincidently Grant, and he shared with us a bit about himself:

My name is Grant and I grew up in South Africa, before moving to England in 2001.  I completed my Diploma in Civil Engineering and worked in the Engineering field for 20 years, both in South Africa and England. Having sensed a time for change, I then worked in finance for a local charity for over 12 years until January 2019.

I am married to Shaleen and we have 2 cats, Mack and Kimi.  I enjoy all sports, especially rugby and cricket, and I am an avid supporter of the Harlequins rugby team.

I have been involved in men’s ministry in varying capacities and am extremely passionate about this area of church life. I am South East Regional Director for Christian Vision for Men (CVM) in a voluntary capacity. Apart from men’s ministry, I am also passionate about helping people struggling with addiction and I head up The Recovery Course in the Redhill and Reigate area. 

I am very excited to be part of Brighton and Hove City Mission, and I am looking forward to using my skills and experience to serve alongside my colleagues and to see how the most vulnerable in society can be best served.