“Growing together in Christ”

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Easter Festival on the Stade, Saturday 31st March, 2:00 p.m., to 10:00 p.m. Live Music, Art  Exhibition, Prayer and Contemplation. FREE!!!

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 April 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!

Every evening this week, except Maundy Thursday, Compline at 8:00 p.m.

Monday 26th March, 2:30 p.m., Blacklands Afternoon Fellowship All Sorts Singers

Wednesday 28th March, 9:00 a.m., Morning Prayer

Wednesday 28th March, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Wednesday 28th March, 10:15 a.m., to 12:00 noon, Church Open

Thursday 29th March, 10:00 a.m., Poppins for carers and children

Thursday 29th March, 6:00 p.m., Choir Practice

Thursday 29th March, 7:30 p.m., Maundy Thursday Holy Communion

Friday 30th March, 2:00 p.m., The Last Hour at the Cross - Music, Readings and Prayers

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

Saturday 31st March, morning, Decorating Church and Coffee Morning for Hastings Christian Schools Workers

Sunday 1st April, 5:15 a.m., Sunrise Service to greet the Risen Jesus

Sunday 1st April, 8:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Sunday 1st April, 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Easter Sunday

Sunday 1st April, 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 April 2017: Parish Communion and Service Themes

1st April: 8:00 a.m., and 10:30 a.m., Easter Day Holy Communion

8th April: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, First Sunday after Easter

15th April: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Second Sunday after Easter

22nd April: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Third Sunday after Easter

29th April: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Fourth Sunday after Easter

1. On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3. but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6. He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ”

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