“Growing together in Christ”

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

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A Happy and Blessed New Year to Everyone.

Thank You:

To everyone who came along and supported our Christmas events, the Carol Services, the Crib Service, the Holy Communion Services and the Christmas Market and other events.


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 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 2018 is here.

Jean Wilson has come to the end of the permitted five years as Church Warden and has retired. We welcome Christine Oades who was elected on 23rd April, with Brian Zeng-Daw who continues in office, as our Church Wardens.

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.

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This Week!

Monday 15th January, 7:30 p.m., Parish Group

Wednesday 17th January, 9:00 a.m., Morning Prayer

Wednesday 17th January, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Wednesday 17th January, 10:15 a.m., to 12:00 noon, Church Open

Thursday 18th January, 10:00 a.m., Poppins for carers and children

Thursday 18th January, 6:00 p.m., Choir Practice

Friday 19th January, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Open Porch for help, booking weddings or baptisms

Friday 19th January, 7:30 p.m., Bell Ringing Practice, in the Tower

Saturday 20th January, 8:00 a.m., Breakfast at Churchills, Rev’d Iain Morrison talk on “Iona”

Saturday 20th January, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Jumble Sale

Sunday 21st January, 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Epiphany 3

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 2017: Parish Communion and Service Themes

7th January: 09:00 a.m., Holy Communion, First Sunday of Epiphany

7th January: 10:30 a.m., Family Service

14th January: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Second Sunday of Epiphany

21st January: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Third Sunday of Epiphany

28th January: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem

2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

Matthew 2, vv 1, 2

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