“Growing together in Christ”

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Welcome to Christ Church, Blacklands & St. Andrew, Laton Road, Hastings


The web master apologises for the recent lack of updates. He hopes to keep the site refreshed regularly.

Sunday 2nd February: 10:30 a.m., Christingle Service in Church.

The site changes frequently as news breaks, events are announced and things happen, so please come back and see what has changed, been added and updated. The newsletters, from November 2011 to date, are being reformatted and relocated to give better accessibility. The newsletter for January 2020 is here.

We are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded “Dementia Friendly Church” status by Dementia Friends and also that we are recognised officially now  as an “Assistance Dog Welcome” Church by Assistance Dogs UK. We have two fully trained “Dementia Friends”, Charmaine Hill and David Jones. David, through his work with Therapy Dogs, is fully qualified to support Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs, Medical Detection Dogs and Canine Partners for Disabled.

The Parish has made real progress in the “Adopt-a-Street” Initiative for Hastings and St. Leonard’s. We have the third highest number of adoptions, after King’s Church and His Place, with more to come. There is a new section here where you may read a brief description and sign up to “Adopt-a-Street”.

Please do browse the site, pray with us and for us, and even better, visit us in our beautiful Church building for services or social events.

This site is best browsed using FireFox 20 or higher (which gives the best results), Internet Explorer 8 or higher, Safari 4.0.3 or higher, or a similar recent browser, at a screen resolution of  1280 x 800 pixels, in full 32 bit colour. Viewing from a G4/G3/WiFi mobile device is not recommended at the moment but we may create a mobile browser friendly version for iPhone and similar if there is a demand.

This Week!

Monday, 20th January, 7:30 p.m., Parish Group in the Hall

Wednesday 22nd January, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion, BCP

Thursday 23rd January, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Poppins Christmas Party

Friday 24th January, 6:00 p.m., Choir Practice in Church

Friday 24th January, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Open Porch - book weddings, baptisms etc.

Friday 24th January, 7:30 p.m., Bell Ringing Practice, in the Tower

Sunday, 26th January, 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion

The Parish has agreed to take part in the “Adopt-a-Street” Initiative - please read the information here

This week’s Pews News is here.

Sundays in January 2020: Parish Communion and Service Themes

5th January: 9:00 a.m., Holy Communion, Epiphany

5th January: 10:30 a.m., Family Worship

12th January: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, First Sunday of Epiphany

19th January: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Second Sunday of Epiphany

26th January: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Third Sunday of Epiphany

7 This is what the Lord says—

the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel—

to him who was despised and abhorred by the nation,

to the servant of rulers:

“Kings will see you and stand up,

princes will see and bow down,

because of the Lord, who is faithful,

the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.

Isaiah 49, verse 7, New International Version

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