“Growing together in Christ”

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Forthcoming Events

Saturday 18th November: 2:00 p.m., Christmas Fayre.


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 November 2017 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, 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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Monday 13th November, 12:30 p.m., Lunch Club

Monday 13th November, 6:40 for 7:00 p.m., PCC

Wednesday 15th November, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion

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

Thursday 16th November, 8:00 a.m., Morning Prayer in Church

Thursday 16th November, 10:00 a.m., Poppins in the Hall

Thursday 16th November, 6:00 p.m., Choir Practice in Church

Friday 17th November, 3:00 p.m., Prayer Group in Church

Friday 17th November, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Open Porch for help, booking weddings or baptisms

Friday 17th November, 7:30 p.m., Bell Ringing Practice, in the Tower

Saturday 18th November, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Christmas Fayre in the Hall

Sunday 19th November, 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Second Sunday before Advent

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 November 2017: Parish Communion and Service Themes

5th November: 09:00 a.m., Holy Communion, Fourth Sunday Before Advent

5th November: 10:30 a.m., Family Service

12th November: 10:30 Holy Communion, Remembrance Sunday, Third Sunday Before Advent

19th November: 10:30 Holy Communion, Second Sunday Before Advent

26th November: 10:30 Holy Communion, Sunday Next Before Advent, Christ the King

22. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23. which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. Ephesians 1, 22 & 23

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