“Growing together in Christ”

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


Everyone is invited to and welcome at our Jumble Sale at 2:00 p.m., Saturday 19th January, in the Hall.

On November 18th, 10:30 a.m., At Holy Communion the Ven. Edward Dowler, our Archdeacon, came to visit us and bless the refurbished Vestry, the new Rose Room meeting place and the new toilets. Many thanks to everyone who came along to support us.

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 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 14th January, 12:30 p.m., Lunch Club, Hall

Monday 14th January, 6:40 p.m., For 7:00 p.m., PCC Hall

Wednesday 16th January, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Wednesday 16th January, 10:15 a.m., to 12:00 noon, Church Open

Thursday 17th January, 6:00 p.m., Choir Practice

Friday 18th January, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Open Porch see Charlie for a chat, weddings, baptisms

Friday 18th January, 7:30 p.m., Bell Ringing Practice, in the Tower

Saturday 19th January, 2:00 p.m., Jumble Sale, Hall

Sunday 20th January, 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Epiphany 3

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 January 2019: Parish Communion and Service Themes

6th January: 9:00 a.m., Holy Communion, Epiphany

6th January: 10:30 a.m., Family Worship

13th January: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Baptism of Christ

20th January: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Third Sunday of Epiphany

27th January: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

Luke 3, verses 21 and 22.

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