“Growing together in Christ”

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


Coffee Morning and Bring and Buy, in Church, Wednesday 20th February, 10:30 a.m., - 12:00 Noon.

Please remember to complete a new Parish Electoral Role application, as we have to renew completely the role every six years. There is more information at this page.

A BIG thank you to Cheryl Nunes who gave us a lovely talk on the history and work of the Children’s Society at our Christingle on 3rd February.

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 2019 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 18th February, 7:30 p.m., Parish Grou[, Hall, Bee Keeping, Malcolm Wilie

Wednesday 20th February, 9:00 a.m., Morning Prayer

Wednesday 20th February, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Wednesday 20th February, 10:30 a.m., to 12:00 noon, Coffee Morning and Bring and Buy

Thursday 21st February, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Poppins in the Hall

Thursday 21st February, 6:00 p.m., Choir Practice

Friday 22nd February, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Open Porch see Charlie for a chat, weddings, baptisms

Friday 22nd February, 7:30 p.m., Bell Ringing Practice, in the Tower

Sunday 24th February, 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, 2 before Lent

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 2019: Parish Communion and Service Themes

3rd  February: 9:00 a.m., Holy Communion, Candlemas

3rd February: 10:30 a.m., Family Worship - Christingle

10th February: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Fourth Sunday before Lent

17th February: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Third Sunday before Lent

24th February: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Second Sunday before Lent

39 When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. 40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.

Luke 2, verses 39 and 40.

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