“Growing together in Christ”

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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 May 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  2017, 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 21st May, 7:30 p.m., Parish Group in the Hall

Wednesday 23rd May, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Wednesday 23rd May, 10:15 a.m., to 12:00 noon, Church Open

Wednesday 23rd May, 7:00 p.m., Fund Raising Meeting in Church

Thursday 24th May, 10:00 a.m., Poppins in the Hall

Thursday 24th May, 6:00 p.m., Choir Practice in Church

Friday 25th May, 1:30 p.m., Wedding,Jamey Harrod and Mandy Doxford

Friday 25th May, 6:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., Open Porch

Friday 25th May, 7:30 p.m., Bell Ringing Practice, in the Tower

Sunday 27th May, 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Trinity Sunday

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 May 2017: Parish Communion and Service Themes

6th  May: 9:00 a.m., Holy Communion, Sixth Sunday of Easter

6th  May: 10:30 a.m., Family Worship

13th  May: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Sunday after Ascension

20th May: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Pentecost

27th May: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Trinity Sunday

50 When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. 52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. 53 And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God. Luke 24, 50-53

Apostolic Life