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Replica of Barge in Shoreham Harbour

Position of Barge in Shoreham Harbour

Our History

Our church first started life meeting in a Tin hut under the name of  Fishersgate Congregational Church in 1875, due to lack of room it spread to a Barge in Shoreham Harbour. 28 years later a more permanent meeting place was built in St. Aubyns Road, which we use today as our Church Hall.

The Sanctuary that you see today was purchased and opened in 1932 under the name of Portslade & West Hove Congregational Church.

1972 saw the union of the Congregational Church of England & Wales with the Presbyterian Church of England forming the United Reformed Church. Our Church from then on became known as Portslade United Reformed Church and in 1984 we celebrated our Centenary year.

In 1994 we started our outreach into the local community by purchasing 52 Station Road from Bakers & Son Funeral Directors, refurbishing the premises and connecting it to the Church. From here on many groups met during the week and from 2001 The Brighton Hove & District Battallion of The Boys’ Brigade tranferred their headquaters from their old building in Brighton to ‘52’, Kidz Klub set up their Registered Office in ‘52’ (also in 2001 we refirbished the sanctuary by replacing the old pews with chairs) and in 2009 Off The Fence setup their Women’s Outreach Centre in partnership with us.

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