Grafton Rd, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1QY, UK

Priests

Rev. David William Renshaw.

The Rev. David William Renshaw became the Vicar of the Parish of Worthing, Holy Trinity with Christ Church on 26th July. The parish has now taken  its new name of the Parish of Worthing Christ Church, when the Holy Trinity Church was handed back to the Diocese on 1st September 2018.

Christ Church parish  became part of the team of the parish of ‘Christ the King’, then subsequently the parish of ‘Holy Trinity and Christ Church’.

Rev. Philip Walton
Rev. Wilfred Crittle

The Rev. Wilfred Crittle was a missionary working in Burma before later becoming Vicar of Worthing at Christ Church. A box of files belonging to him is held at Brimingham University, as cited hereAuthor of “Burma, Land of Many Tongues”, London: Bible Churchman’s Missionary Society, 1948 35 pp. (Field Survey No. 5). Story of work from 1924-1946 by an evangelical society of the Church of England.

Rev. Scutt
Rev. William Augustus Doherty
Rev. William Bridger Ferris

Vicar of Christ Church between 1898 and 1924, and prebendiary of Chichester. He died, aged 80, on 21st April, 1931. His friends erected a memorial in Christ Church “as a tribute to his faithful and fruitful ministry”.

1864-1891 Rev. Francis Cruse, 1824-1891

Francis was born on 4th January 1823 in Warminster, Wiltshire. He was baptised on 1st January 1824 at St Lawrence, Warminster, along with his sister Frances Ann, who is probably his twin. Francis was the son of Jeremiah CRUSE (1781-1861) and Elizabeth KNIGHT (1783-1840) and the grandson of Jeremiah Cruse (1758-1819) the land surveyor.
Francis went to St Edmund Hall, Oxford University, where he matriculated on 5th March 1846 aged 23. He was awarded a BA in 1851. He took up a position as a curate in Earlstoke, Wiltshire, in 1851 and was ordained as a deacon later that same year in the Diocese of Salisbury. The following year he was ordained as a priest. From 1852 to 1856 Francis served as the curate of Great Warley in Essex. In 1853 he married Charlotte Augusta Brace in Bath. In 1856 he moved to London to become the curate of the parish of St Jude in Southwark, where he remained until 1864 when he was appointed as the vicar of Christ Church, Worthing, Sussex. Francis was awarded an MA from Oxford University in 1875. Presumably inspired by his studies Francis wrote a book in 1879 entitled A Few Facts and Testimonies Touching on Ritualism which was written under the pseudonym “Oxoniensis”.
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????-1864 Rev. Philip Bennett Power

Rev. William Read
Rev. Charles Hole, d1898

Charles was Vicar of Worthing and the incumbent at Christ Church from 1891 until his death on February 14th, 1898. He was a popular pastor, in whose memory the congregation erected a memorial

Dates for your Diary!

All our concerts and talks are free, we welcome any donations on exit. Refreshments are served before and after.

Tues 28th May 2019 12.30pm – 1.30pm Miles Young Piano concert on our new piano!

Tues 11th June 12.30pm – 1.30pm John Collins’ Birthday Organ recital

Tuesday 18 June 12.30pm to 1.30pm – Donna, a speaker from Cocaine Anonymous will tell us about the group’s work locally.

Saturday 7th September 10.30am to 2.30pm Our Annual Fair, lunches available also.

Tues 17th September 12.30pm to 1.30pm Caroline Nicholls – talk on her time as High Sheriff of West Sussex

Tuesday 24th September 12.30pm to 1.30pm – 4 in a Bar barber shop quartet

Tues 15th, October – 12.30pm to 1.30pm Richard Bowen Guitar Recital

Saturday 23rd November10.30 am till noon Christmas mini market

5th – 29th December – Christmas Tree festival