“Growing together in Christ”

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


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 September 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!

Sunday 2nd September, 9:0 a.m., Holy Communion, Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 2nd September, 9:45 a.m., Parish Breakfast

Sunday 2nd September, 10:30 a.m., Family Worship

Wednesday 5th September, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Wednesday 5th September, 10:15 a.m., to 12:00 noon, Church Open

Thursday 6th September, 6:00 p.m., Choir Practice

Friday 7th September, 3:00 p.m., Prayer Group in Church

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

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

Saturday 8th September, 9:00 a.m., to 5:00 p.m., Church Open for Ride and Stride

Sunday 9th September, 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

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 September 2018: Parish Communion and Service Themes

2nd September: 9:00 a.m., Holy Communion, Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

2nd September: 10:30 a.m., Family Worship

9th September: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

16th September: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

23rd September: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

30th September: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

8 Listen! My beloved! Look! Here he comes, leaping across the mountains, bounding over the hills. 9 My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Look! There he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, peering through the lattice.

Song of Solomon 2, vv 8 and 9

Apostolic Life