“Growing together in Christ”

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Please note that the copy date for the April Newsletter is noon, Wednesday 21st March, for publication on Palm Sunday, 25th March.

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 February 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”.

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This Week!

Monday 19th March, 7:30 p.m., Blacklands Parish Group Paul Lendon: It’s Good to Walk

Wednesday 21st March, 9:00 a.m., Morning Prayer

Wednesday 21st March, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Wednesday 21st March, 10:15 a.m., to 12:00 noon, Church Open

Wednesday 21st March, 12:00 noon, Copy Date for April Newsletter

Wednesday 21st March, 4 p.m., Simple Quality Protects, church

Thursday 22nd March, 10:00 a.m., Poppins for carers and children

Thursday 22nd March, 6:00 p.m., Choir Practice

Friday 23rd March, 2:00 p.m., Lent Group Discussion

Friday 23rd March, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Open Porch for help, booking weddings or baptisms

Friday 23rd March, 7:30 p.m., Bell Ringing Practice, in the Tower

Sunday 26th March, 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Last Sunday of Lent, Palm Sunday

Sunday 25th March, 5:00 p.m., Evening Prayer

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 March 2017: Parish Communion and Service Themes

4th  March: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Third Sunday of Lent

11th March: 09:00 a.m., Holy Communion, Fourth Sunday of Lent, Mothering Sunday

11th  March: 10:30 a.m., Family Service - Mothering Sunday

18th March: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Fifth Sunday of Lent, Passion Sunday

25th March: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Sixth Sunday of Lent, Palm Sunday

1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry. Luke 4, verses 1 & 2

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