“Growing together in Christ”

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Please come to the Strawberry Fayre at 2:00 p.m., On Sunday 15th July.

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 July 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 9th July, 12:30 p.m., Parish Lunch

Monday 9th July, 6:40 p.m., For 7:00 p.m., PCC meeting

Wednesday 11th July, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Wednesday 11th July, 10:15 a.m., to 12:00 noon, Church Open

Thursday 12th July, 10:00 a.m., Poppins for children and carers

Thursday 12th July, 6:00 p.m., Choir Practice in Church

Friday 13th July, 6:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., Open Porch

Friday 13th July, 7:30 p.m., Bell Ringing Practice, in the Tower

Sunday 145th July, 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Seventh Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 10th July, 2:00 p.m., Strawberry Fayre

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 July 2018: Parish Communion and Service Themes

1st  July: 9:00 a.m., Holy Communion, Fifth Sunday after Trinity

1st July: 10:30 a.m., Family Worship

8th July: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Sixth Sunday after Trinity - Sea Sunday

15th July: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Seventh Sunday after Trinity

22nd July: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, St. Mary Magdalene, Eighth Sunday after Trinity

29th July: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Ninth Sunday after Trinity

1 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”

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”).

John 20, verses 1, 2 and 11 to 16

Apostolic Life