“Growing together in Christ”

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Owing to both Rosemary and sometimes David having commitments on Friday mornings we may not be able to have the 9:00 a.m., Morning Prayer every Friday. We will announce at other services and here on the “This Week” panel if Morning Prayer for the Friday is planned.


Guidance we had to follow during the corona virus emergency is here.  The Church is still alive and active in our parish. We hope everyone will be able to join us for private prayer and devotion every morning and evening at home or wherever you happen to be. For formal prayers please follow the guidance available on the Church of England website or send an email message to David at Daily Prayers  and get the daily prayers links sent to you directly.


Regular Sunday and Wednesday morning worship has restarted with a full programme of services. There is detailed guidance on the necessary steps we have to follow from the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group.


Word for Today for May, June and July 2024 is available now. If you are unable to collect from church please contact Jean Wilson by telephone or email for a copy to be posted to you or put through your letter box.


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, have been reformatted and relocated to give better accessibility and are archived. To find them please see the Archives Newsletters Page. The newsletter for May 2024 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 a fully trained “Dementia Friend”, 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!


The Church is alive and working for the Parish every day.

Monday 20th May

9:00 a.m., Morning Prayer

2:15 p.m., Fellowship meeting

Wednesday 22nd May

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

9:45 a.m., Holy Communion

Thursday 23rd May

9:30-11:30 a.m., Poppins

Friday 24th May

2:30 p.m., Prayer Group

7:30 p.m., Bell Ringing Practice

Sunday 26th May

10:30 a.m., Holy Communion

The Parish has agreed to take part in the “Adopt-a-Street” Initiative - please read the information here

This week’s parish news is here.

Sunday Themes in May 2024:


5th May: Rogation Sunday

12th May: Seventh Sunday of Easter

19th May: Pentecost

26th May: Trinity Sunday


Acts 2:1-4

The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues a as the Spirit enabled them.

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