“Growing together in Christ”

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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 February 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 19th  February, 7:30 p.m., Parish Group Meeting

Wednesday 21st February, 9:00 a.m., Morning Prayer

Wednesday 21st February, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Wednesday 21st February, 10:15 a.m., to 12:00 noon, Church Open

Thursday 22nd February, 10:00 a.m., Poppins for carers and children

Thursday 22nd February, 6:00 p.m., Choir Practice

Friday 23rd February, 2:00 p.m., Lent Group Discussion

Friday 23rd February, 3:00 p.m., Prayer Group in church

Friday 23rd February, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Open Porch for help, booking weddings or baptisms

Friday 23rd February, 7:30 p.m., Bell Ringing Practice, in the Tower

Sunday 25th February, 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Second Sunday of Lent

Sunday 25th February, 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 February 2017: Parish Communion and Service Themes

4th  February: 09:00 a.m., Holy Communion, Candlemas

4th February: 10:30 a.m., Family Service - Christingle for Candlemas

11th February: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Sunday Next Before Lent

18th February: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, First Sunday of Lent

25th February: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Second Sunday of Lent

1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry. Luke 4, verses 1 & 2

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