Throughout the year we raise funds for two charities – one local or national and the other international. Members of the congregation vote for one new charity each year. We support the Brighton Soup run through occasional retiring collections and the St Anne’s Day Centre in Brighton via a ‘small change’ collection box.

Christian Aid

The churches of Hassocks have a strong tradition of supporting Christian Aid.  In May each year, through Churches Together in Hassocks, we participate in Christian Aid Week.

Transform Trade

The church is a Fairtrade church. All tea and coffee served by Church related organisations is fairly traded. The church supports Transform Trade through a stall on the forecourt on the fourth Saturday morning of the month, coinciding with the Village Market, and the 4th Sunday after morning service. Transform Trade is a Christian response to poverty amongst people of all faiths in developing countries. Transform Trade seeks to ensure that vulnerable workers benefit directly from their work rather than being exploited by large global companies. More at   Visit the stall on the 4th Saturday of each month 10am – 12 midday to buy fairly traded products. For more information contact Julia or Peter Scotland at



Commitment for Life


The Church supports Commitment for Life, the  World Development programme of the United Reformed Church, which encourages churches to take action, pray and give, for people across the world. It works in partnership with Christian Aid and the World Development Movement, raising more half a million pounds a year from contributing churches. Hassocks particularly supports work in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. More information at  or from Peter Scotland