“Growing together in Christ”

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


Please remember to complete a new Parish Electoral Role application, as we have to renew completely the role every six years. There is more information at this page.

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 2019 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 25th February, 2:15 p.m., Afternoon Fellowship, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, Sally Watson

Wednesday 27th February, 9:00 a.m., Morning Prayer

Wednesday 27th February, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Thursday 28th February, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Poppins in the Hall

Thursday 28th February, 6:00 p.m., Choir Practice

Friday 1st March, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Open Porch see Charlie for a chat, weddings, baptisms

Friday 1st March, 7:30 p.m., Bell Ringing Practice, in the Tower

Sunday 3rd March, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion, 1 before Lent

Sunday 3rd March, 10:30 a.m., Family Service

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 2019: Parish Communion and Service Themes

3rd  March: 9:00 a.m., Holy Communion, Sunday next before Lent

3rd March: 10:30 a.m., Family Worship

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

17th March: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Second Sunday of Lent

24th March: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Third Sunday of Lent

31st March 10:30 a.m., Family Service, Mothering Sunday

1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted a by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

Matthew 4, verses 1 to 3

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