“Growing together in Christ”

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


Guidance during the corona virus emergency is here. The church will be open every day for private prayer and devotion from 8:30 a.m., - 4:00 p.m.

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 March 2020 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 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 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!

Following Government guidance about corona virus and covid-19 all formal public worship and gatherings in church are suspended until further notice as advised by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.

Our church will be open from 08:30 a.m., - 4:00 p.m., every day for private prayer and worship. More guidance is available here.

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 March 2020: Parish Communion and Service Themes

1st March: 9:00 a.m., Holy Communion, First Sunday of Lent

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

8th March: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Second Sunday of Lent

15th March: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Third Sunday of Lent

22nd March: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Fourth Sunday of Lent

29th March: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Passion Sunday

1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted a by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’

Matthew 4, verses 1 to 4