Nick Gibb visited the Wickbourne Centre in Clun Road, Littlehampton.
The Wickbourne Centre is the home of Arun Church. The Centre runs the PlayCentre Nursery, as well as the County Council’s Children’s and Family Centre. There is also a coffee shop (“Refresh”).
Arun Church has about 400 members who meet on Sundays at the Littlehampton Academy.
The Wickbourne Centre also organises the Arun Youth Project, with youth centres for 11- 18-year-olds in Southfields Jubilee Centre in Littlehampton, the Keystone Youth Centre in Wick, the Rustington Youth Centre and East Preston Youth Centre.
Arun Church also run Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Advice service for the Littlehampton area.
Nick Gibb said: “It was good to meet Jon Jolly, and Becca Jupp who, together, lead the Arun Church and host so many valuable services for the community.
“The Wickbourne Centre, and the dedicated people who work there, do an enormous amount to help the community, particularly young people and young families. I wish them continued success.”
Church leader Becca Jupp said, "We love being able to use our resources to make a positive contribution to our local area, and our faith inspires us to get involved where we can."
Photo 1: Jon Jolly, Becca Jupp, Nick Gibb
Photo 2: Jon Jolly, Nick Gibb, Becca Jupp