Churches closed?

What is the matter with the Worthing churches?

I wanted to pray in a church as a visitor to Worthing so I set off confidently to find one. It was closed. How can a church be closed?

In the end I visited five churches and they were all closed.

This included one which had a notice saying I was “welcome to come inside” next to the locked door and another had a notice saying the church was open at the time I called.

It wasn’t.

Do they have difficulty getting people to come to church? Have they thought about opening them?

Thank God for St Cuthman – the St Cuthman chapel in the Worthing Hospital was open.

Derek McMillan

Giblets Lane