“Growing together in Christ”

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

Welcome


Word for Today for May, June and July 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.


Guidance during the corona virus emergency is here. The church building is closed for now but 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.


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 2020 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!


Following Government guidance about corona virus and covid-19 all formal public worship and gatherings in church are suspended until further notice as advised by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.


Our church building is closed every day, but the Church is alive and working for the Parish every day. For private prayer and worship 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.


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.

Sunday Themes in May 2020:

3rd May: Third Sunday of Easter

10th May: Fourth Sunday of Easter

17th May: Rogation Sunday

24th May: Sunday after Ascension

31st May: Pentecost


5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. 6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’ ”Mark 16:5-7