Dudley House Trust
This trust has been set up to support and run Handcross Hardware and Craft. This local shop in the High Street of Handcross sells all types of hardware and craft items from around the world as well as frozen meals, coffee and delicious bread & cakes from local bakeries. A number of community schemes (such as the Community Bus) are also heavily linked to the trust.
Contact: Dudley House (01444 400212) | Website: www.handcrosshardwareandcraft.co.uk
Help at Hand
This service provides non-financial help for those in need, particularly those needing lifts for hospital appointments etc.
Contact: Dudley House (01444 400212) for help needed. Brenda Dakin (01403 581093) to offer help.
A local bus service that runs regular routes into Crawley and Horsham, particularly serving the elderly within the community. The bus is also available for private hire.
Contact: Dudley House (01444 400212) | Website: www.handcrosscommunitybus.co.uk
The Church publishes a monthly magazine distributed free of charge to every household in the parish. This includes items of local interest as well as Church news. The magazine is also supported by local businesses through advertising.
Contact: James Larkins (01444 400995)
The Brighton Soup Run
This is run by teams from all church denominations in Sussex and is a 365-day a year service on Brighton seafront, providing soup, bread and a listening ear to the homeless. This outreach is non-judgemental and not evangelical, although we are always willing to speak God’s word to those who are interested.
The team from St Mary’s do seven sessions a year on the 31st of any month with 31 days, which of course includes Halloween and New Years Eve, meeting at All Saints Handcross at 6.30pm.
Contact: Jenni and Paul Hayward (01444 881334)
YWAM Holmsted Manor
This local Christian training centre and community is run by Youth with a Mission and has close contacts with both our local church and villages. It provides short discipleship courses on a range of topics related to mission work.
Contact: Reception Desk (01444 440229) | Website: www.ywamholmsted.org