“Growing together in Christ”

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


The webmaster offers sincere apologies for the lack of recent website updates, caused by hardware and software problems with the computer used to hold the source code. It is hoped it is fixed now and the software and source has been transferred to a new machine.

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 May 2019 is here.

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 20th May, 6:30 at Hall for 7:00 p.m., Parish Group visit the Lifeboat Station.

Wednesday 22nd May, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion, BCP

Wednesday 22nd May, 10:30 a.m., Open Church

Thursday 23rd May, 07:00 a.m., To 10:00 p.m., Europena Election in Hall and Church Open

Friday 24th May, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Choir Practice

Friday 24th May, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Open Porch see Charlie for a chat, weddings, baptisms

Friday 24th May, 7:30 p.m., Bell Ringing Practice, in the Tower

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 Pews News is here.

Sundays in May 2019: Parish Communion and Service Themes

5th May: 9:00 a.m., Holy Communion, Second Sunday after Easter

5th May: 10:30 a.m., Family Worship

12th May: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Third Sunday after Easter

19th May: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Fourth Sunday after Easter

26th May: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Fifth Sunday after Easter

6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.  7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’ ”Mark 16, verses 6 and 7.