At Billingshurst Family Church, we believe it's not only important for us to be a part of, but also to serve our community. During the COVID 19 pandemic we made it our priority to assist and care for those who were especially vulnerable or required help with a special community outreach. We led The Billingshurst Coronavirus Support Group, made up of local organisations to produce a central webpage and phone number. The aim was to ensure that everyone in our community had someone that they could turn to for help.

During the attempted Russian invasion of Ukraine, Billingshurst Family Church and the Billingshurst Community Partnership teamed up to launch “Billingshurst for Ukraine”, an initiative that aimed to match Ukrainians looking to move to the UK under the Government’s Homes for Ukraine and Ukraine Family Scheme programs. We saw around 30 Ukrainians come to our village and helped to secure accommodation, orientation and local support for them.

We aim to actively promote fostering and adoption in our church and in our community and currently have a number of families that are fostering young people. We also currently provide financial support to Home for Good and are financially supporting their employment of a local coordinator to support and promote fostering and adoption in West Sussex.


We support the local community by hosting a foodbank outreach centre with emergency food parcels at our church offices. Horsham District Foodbank provides three to five days’ worth of emergency food for those in crisis, referred with a voucher by one of our referral partners, or by contacting us directly with a Foodbank Voucher Code.

BFC holds emergency parcels from the Foodbank in our church office. If you would find an emergency food parcel helpful please click the "Emergency" button below.

Care Home Friends

We visit residents in Derwent Lodge and Osmund Court in Billingshurst. They enjoy making new friends and having regular visitors. Research suggests that older people in care homes are twice as likely to feel lonely as older people living in the community. Our Care Home Friends project comes under the umbrella of Embracing Age, a Christian charity that encourages churches to adopt their local care homes. Many seniors are so appreciative of having a friend come to visit, to chat, play games, do quizzes, or whatever folk enjoy! They absolutely love children visiting too! Our volunteers are trained and DBS checked.

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