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

Reference

Prints listed in worthing museum catalogue

Picken, Thomas d1870

View of Christ Church, Worthing, c1840
Lithograph H.21cm W.31.1cm
Inscr: T Picken Lith
Sussex Room Collection. [Acc No 1973/402]

View of Christ Church, Worthing, c1840 (Approved design)
Lithograph H.21cm W.31.2cm
Inscr: T Picken Lith
Presented by Robert Elleray of Worthing Library. [Acc No 1978/93]

Artists Unknown

1973/457
Worthing/Lancing General Views, c1840s-60s
15 line engravings in a single mount
Views include: Royal Baths, Clarkes Bazaar, Christ Church, Park Crescent, Sea House Hotel, South Street, Augusta House, New Place
All H.50.8cm W.37.5cm
Sussex Room Collection.

1973/583 General Views of Worthing
15 views in single mount: The Pier, The Miller’s Tomb, The Esplanade, Heene Terrace, Assembly Rooms, Heene Parade, Christ Church, St. Botolphs Church, West Beach, Marine Hotel, Brunswick Terrace, Marine Parade, Broadwater Church
Line engravings
All H.50.8cm W.37.7cm
Sussex Room Collection.

x1985/241
Christ Church Schools, Worthing, Sussex 1870
Lithograph H.6.5cm W.9cm
Donor unknown.

x1985/243
Christ Church Worthing
Lithograph H.6cm W.9cm
Donor unknown.

Parish registers

The following registers and documents are held at West Sussex Record Office

  • Register of baptisms Par/218/1/2/1 November 1843 – November 1878
  • Register of baptisms Par/218/1/2/2 November 1878 – December 1903
  • Register of baptisms Par/218/1/2/3 December 1903 – November 1927
  • Register of baptisms Par/218/1/2/4 November 1927 – September 1964
  • Register of marriages Par/218/1/3/1 November 1855 – June 1909
  • Register of marriages Par/218/1/3/2 June 1909 – May 1921
  • Register of marriages Par/218/1/3/3 July 1921 – December 1939
  • Register of marriages Par/218/1/3/4 January 1940 – September 1951
  • Register of marriages Par/218/1/3/5 October 1951 – February 1962
  • Register of marriages Par/218/1/3/6 March 1962 – January 1976
  • Register of banns Par/218/1/4/1 1863-1903
  • Register of banns Par/218/1/4/2 1903-1915
  • Register of banns Par/218/1/4/3 1915-1940
  • Parish clerk’s record book Par/218/2/1 February 1853 – March 1864
  • Register of services Par/218/3/1 1914-1922
  • Register of services Par/218/3/2 1925-1937
  • Register of services Par/218/3/3 1938-1958
  • Register of services Par/218/3/4 1959-1977
  • Fabric Committee minute book Par/218/4/1 February 1925 – 1933
  • Faculty for various works, including removing the west gallery, and relocating the organ Par/218/4/2 1893, 1894
  • Documents removed from registers, including newsletters from “Helpers together for Spain”, and form of prayer for war-time Par/218/7/1 1935-1939
  • Banns certificate counterfoils Par/218/7/2 May 1939 – February 1970
  • Marriage licence Par/218/7/3 November 1947
  • Parish magazine Par/218/7/4 1877-1986
  • Vestry: Minutes Par/218/12/1 April 1917 – March 1921
  • Vestry: Miscellaneous Par/218/13 [n.d.]
  • P.C.C. minute book Par/218/14/1 May 1925 – February 1932
  • Charity Par/218/24 [n.d.]
  • File of programmes for concerts at St. Paul’s Church and Christ Church, Worthing, in aid of Christian Aid Week Add Mss 51,982 May 1964 – June 1979
  • Presentations: Doherty, William Augustus; V Worthing Christ Church; c Edmonds, Howard Geoffrey; Broadwater, Incumbent of Ep/I/6/1398 20 Feb. 1934
  • Parish Register Transcripts: WORTHING CHRIST CHURCH Ep/I/24/140 1855-1904
  • Perpetual Curacies Ep/I/6C/2 1687 – 1933: Power, Philip Bennett; Worthing, Christ Church; 1st nom.; Rector of Broadwater Ep/I/6C/2/22 13 Aug 1855

The following documents are held at The Lambeth Palace Library

  • Letter: POWER (P.B.), incumbent of Christ Church, Worthing, Sussex Tait 126 ff 327-8, 331-2 1861
  • Letter: POWER (P.B.), incumbent of Christ Church, Worthing, Sussex Tait 117 f 238 1860

The following records are held at Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections

  • Postcard of Christ Church, Worthing, Sussex with Edward M. Wrench’s notes on reverse. (23-25 May, p.78-79.) Wr D 54/15 no date

A wave of prayer to lift you!

Help us to learn how to put the needs of others more firmly before our own. May those who exercise power and authority in our communities use it wisely, and may we, and they, serve the Lord with gladness. Jesus came into our world bringing your promises of grace and freedom for all of us.

We rejoice in the great body of people who form your church and to whom we are glad to belong. We pray for all those who love you and those who are yet to find you. Lord, we pray that this time of global illness be a time when we can all come together, we can all find you for the first time, or again, after having lost our way, but most of all may it be a time when you are seen and felt among us through the many who reach out to help, to comfort and to care.

The light given off by a candle reminds us that Jesus is the light of the world. May it remind us of that promise as we remember those who have died and gone before us. We remember them and those who mourn them. We pray in the quietness of our minds for all who we know have need of You. Those who are sick, in hospital; those who are badly affected by the present pandemic, those who are lonely or depressed, those who have no family help. Bless them and give them comfort and assurance, and give us courage to do what we can to help.. Give your grace and strength to all whose life is built round caring for others.

We pray for the world wide Church in all its wonderful diversity, bringing the elements of different cultures into their worship to and in the service of our Lord Jesus Christ. Especially we pray for all churches for whom meeting together to worship isn’t possible or safe at this time. Let us all know and feel your all abiding presence to both uphold our courage and strengthen our faith. We pray for our own church in Worthing, and we bring before you all those who lead and inspire our worship, those who care for and pray for the sick and bereaved and those who carry out the maintenance and administration of the church. For we are called to go out and preach the Good News to all that will hear - and so we pray for all areas of outreach to both young and old and whether formal or informal that many will respond to the call of Christ to follow him.

Lord, in this world which is a part of your creation, we struggle to understand the reasons behind the great natural disasters which mankind must endure; whether it be hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, Tsunamis or the pandemic that currently has the whole world in hiding. But we do understand that in the midst of such events your love is shown in the acts of bravery, selflessness and compassion which follow. We pray for all who have suffered through the virus in such dreadful circumstances and for those who are tasked with providing the medical and community support and, in time, in the long task of rebuilding our economies and communities.

As our nation struggles with economic uncertainty we pray for the power-less, the hope-less and all those for whom our Lord would have us care for most. We pray for those who have to make the difficult spending decisions with reduced budgets knowing that all objectives and needs cannot be met. As our young people attend schools and colleges, we remember that the society they grow up in and the attitudes that they form are in our hands. Lord help us to work towards a just and equitable society, built on the values that are inspired by people of faith, vision and commitment and not on those of expediency, glamour and greed.

And so we think now of those in most need in our own community, the elderly, the housebound and those in care homes, hospital and hospice and for the work and devotion of carers whose skill and compassion bring both material and spiritual comfort at times of need. We also pray for those who feel the pain of grief at the loss of a loved one whether recent or as each anniversary passes. Help us to support all those who mourn both with our prayers, with words of comfort and with practical help both this day and in the days and weeks to come.