About this cause
St Nicholas Church in Arundel has been the centre of Christian worship and outreach throughout its long history. It actively supports a number of international, national and local charities as well as providing direct support, often at a time of challenge, to a wide range of individuals. It provides one of the largest covered and heated spaces in Arundel and is home to a number of town activities, concerts, exhibitions and talks. It is visited by over 25,000 people a year from all over the world and the vast majority comment about the beauty, peace, history and engagement that is obvious to all who come through the gate. It offers refreshment at the Festival of Corpus Christi and through the Arundel Festival. This provides nurture, outreach and a top-up of church funds.
How this cause brings people in the community together
The parish garden will provide a new area for use in church-led community activities and will also enable community partners to extend the programmes they provide. All age ranges will be supported and Arundel will have an additional venue. Beyond the congregation, 25,000 people come to the church each year. The new space will enable even more enrichment for these valued visitors.