PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current situation Wrigglers and After School Cafe have stopped meeting until further notice. If you attend a private letting in the building, please consult your leader to see if it's still taking place.
We continue to meet and share life remotely through the membership area and our Facebook page - see links above.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, PLEASE DO NOT STRUGGLE ALONE. Contact us immediately if you need any help or encouragement.
The Meeting Place is a beautiful venue in the lovely village of Westbourne. If you would like to book our facilities for a celebration when things return to normal please click on the button below to go straight to our online booking system where you can check availability and make a request.
Food, music, prayer & friendship. Exploring the Christian faith in a relaxed atmosphere with good coffee and good people.
Family friendly. Something for everyone.
A Proud History
Here at The Meeting Place, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since the foundation stone was laid in 1867, we’ve been driven by the same ideas that our organisation was founded upon.
In 1909 the building became the home of Westbourne Baptist Church and on our 100th anniversary we renamed the building The Meeting Place after consulting with people in the village to reflect our belief that meeting together is good for mind, body and soul.
The Meeting Place is still operated by Westbourne Baptist Church as part of our purpose to promote the Christian faith. In addition to our own activities, we welcome bookings from all groups provided the proposed use of the building is consistent with our Christian faith.
We have recently had to decline a booking because the proposed use of the Meeting Place included connecting to a “Divine source of magic” inconsistent with our Christian beliefs. It is legitimate for us to decline bookings which promote beliefs which are incompatible with our Christian faith but thankfully this is a very rare occurrence and we welcome the building being used by a wide range of community groups and services, not just overtly Christian faith related. Please contact us for more information.
The Meeting Place, North St, Westbourne, West Sussex, PO10 8SP