“Growing together in Christ”

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

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The church is open for services under the national guidance.


Guidance during the corona virus emergency is here.  The Church is still alive and active in our parish. We hope everyone will be able to join us for private prayer and devotion every morning and evening at home or wherever you happen to be. For formal prayers please follow the guidance available on the Church of England website or send an email message to Charlie at Daily Prayers

 and get the daily prayers sent to you directly.


Sunday and Wednesday morning worship has restarted again from 28th March, Palm Sunday. There is detailed guidance on the necessary steps we have to follow from the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group.


Word for Today for February, March and April is available now. Please contact Jean Wilson by telephone or email for a copy to be posted to you or put through your letter box.


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, have been reformatted and relocated to give better accessibility and are archived. To find them please see the Archives Newsletters Page. The newsletter for April 2021 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.


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This Week!


The Church is alive and working for the Parish every day.


Sunday 11th April 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Wednesday 14th April, 9:00 a.m., Morning Prayer

Wednesday 14th April, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Sunday 18th April 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 parish news is here.

Sunday Themes in April 2021:


4th April: Easter

11th April: First Sunday after Easter

18th April: Second Sunday after Easter

25th April: Third Sunday after Easter, St. Mark the Evangelist


The empty tomb

John 20: 1 to 13

11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.

13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”

“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.

15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?

Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”

16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).

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