“Growing together in Christ”

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


On Sunday 14th July we plan to have a Barbeque in the Churchyard to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the commencement of building the church. All neighbours and friends are welcome.

Owing to both Rosemary and sometimes David having commitments on Friday mornings we may not be able to have the 9:00 a.m., Morning Prayer every Friday. We will announce at other services and here on the “This Week” panel if Morning Prayer for the Friday is planned.

Guidance we had to follow during the corona virus emergency is here.  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. For formal prayers please follow the guidance available on the Church of England website or send an email message to David at Daily Prayers  and get the daily prayers links sent to you directly.

Regular Sunday and Wednesday morning worship has restarted with a full programme of services. There is detailed guidance on the necessary steps we have to follow from the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group.

Word for Today for May, June and July 2024 is available now. If you are unable to collect from church please contact Jean Wilson by telephone or email for a copy to be posted to you or put through your letter box.

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, have been reformatted and relocated to give better accessibility and are archived. To find them please see the Archives Newsletters Page. The newsletter for July 2024 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 a fully trained “Dementia Friend”, 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!

The Church is alive and working for the Parish every day.

Monday 8th July

9:00 a.m., Morning Prayer

6:15 p.m., Choir Practice

7:00 p.m., PCC

Wednesday 10th July

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

9:45 a.m., Holy Communion

10:30 a.m., Social Time - Refreshments

Thursday 11th July

9:30 a.m., Poppins in the Hall

2:00 p.m., Bible Study Group in Church

Friday 12th July

7:30 p.m., Bell Ringing Practice

Sunday 14th  July

10:30 a.m., Holy Communion

12:30 p.m., Parish Birthday Barbeque

The Parish has agreed to take part in the “Adopt-a-Street” Initiative - please read the information here

This week’s parish news is here.

Sunday Themes in July 2024:

7th July: Sixth Sunday after Trinity

14th July: Seventh Sunday after Trinity

21st July:  Eighth Sunday after Trinity

28th July: Ninth Sunday after Trinity

John 20:24-29

One of the twelve disciples, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin),c was not with the others when Jesus came. They told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he replied, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his side.” Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them. “Peace be with you,” he said. Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!” “My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed. Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.”

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