“Growing together in Christ”

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


Everyone is invited to and welcome at our Christmas Services, a full listing of which is here on the Special Services section. The other events, including our Festive Market and Exploring Advent are on the Events Page.

On November 18th, 10:30 a.m., At Holy Communion the Ven. Edward Dowler, our Archdeacon, came to visit us and bless the refurbished Vestry, the new Rose Room meeting place and the new toilets. Many thanks to everyone who came along to support us.

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 November 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 10th December, 3:00 p.m., To 5:00 p.m., Festive Market

Wednesday 12th December, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion

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

Wednesday 12th December, Afternoon and evening, Ark Blacklands Carols

Thursday 13th December, 2:00 p.m., Advent Group, Rose Room

Thursday 13th December, 6:00 p.m., Choir Practice

Friday 14th December, 3:00 p.m., Prayer Group in church

Friday 14th December, 6:00 p.m., Community Carols outside the church

Friday 14th December, 7:30 p.m., Bell Ringing Practice, in the Tower

Sunday 16th December, 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Advent 3

Sunday 16th December, 4:00 p.m., Carols by Candlelight

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 December 2018: Parish Communion and Service Themes

2nd December: 9:00 a.m., Holy Communion, First Sunday of Advent

2nd December: 10:30 a.m., Family Worship

9th December: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Second Sunday of Advent

16th December: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Third Sunday of Advent

23rd December: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Last Sunday of Advent

30th December: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, First Sunday after Christmas

27 At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

Luke 21, verses 27 and 28.

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