Revd Matthew Luff was inducted Vicar of St. John’s Southbourne, with St. Nicholas Thorney Island by Bishop Mark of Horsham on September 1st.


He has moved from Holy Trinity with Christ Church Worthing, with his wife Kathryn and 3 children.

Our Parish, which is the south west corner of the Diocese of Chichester (West Sussex)  is a warm vibrant community of worshipping people, who  look forward to welcoming you either on a Sunday or during the week at Coffee Connect. We cater for all ages with many activities throughout the week for both children, young people and adults.

We have a varied worship programme, with different services to suit different needs and styles. From traditional to contemporary, reflective to engaging, you will find something  for you. Our general service plan at St Johns is as follows;

  • 10.00am    Contemporary
  • 6.30pm       Evening service

Details about St Nicholas Thorney Island are on the Services drop down menu.

St Johns is open everyday. You are welcome to come in and sit quietly and to leave prayer requests in the Church on the board in the South Transept (on the right)

Coffee Connect is open every weekday morning in the Church Centre.

We look forward to seeing you sometime in the future. Please explore our website to find out a bit more about us and do get in touch for more information.