“Growing together in Christ”

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


Everyone is invited to write the names of departed family and friends on the list at the back of the church to be read out in the All Saints Service. You also can send an email to the Prayer Chain Coordinator at blacklandsprayerchain@yahoo.co.uk by clicking this link.

Guidance during the corona virus emergency is here. The church is open daily for private prayer from 12:00 to 15:00 every day except Sunday from Monday 15th June. Social distancing rules must be observed. 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.

Sunday and Wednesday morning worship have restarted from 5th July. There is detailed guidance on the necessary steps we have to follow from the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group. If the weather is fine we hope to have our annual Pet Service outside the church on Sunday 2nd August.

Word for Today for August, September and October is available now. 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 October 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.

This site is best browsed using FireFox 20 or higher (which gives the best results), Internet Explorer 8 or higher, Safari 4.0.3 or higher, or a similar recent browser, at a screen resolution of  1280 x 800 pixels, in full 32 bit colour. Viewing from a G4/G3/WiFi mobile device is not recommended at the moment but we may create a mobile browser friendly version for iPhone and similar if there is a demand.

This Week!

Wednesday 21st October, 09:00 a.m., Morning Prayer in Church

Wednesday 21st October, 09:30 a.m., Holy Communion in church

Sunday 25th October, 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion in church, All Saints Sunday

Church OPEN for Private Prayer and Ministry if a minister is present, Monday to Friday, 12 noon to 3 p.m.

All Services are limited to a maximum of 60 people and social distancing and safety arrangements must be followed. Entry to the church is via the hall, exit via the main door with no after service meetings.

Following Government guidance about corona virus and covid-19 formal public worship has been resumed from Sunday 5th July with strict conditions and limits. Services of The Word are planned for Wednesdays at 09:00 and Holy Communion at 09:30 on Wednesdays and 10:30 on Sundays. Please see the guidance in this weeks News.

The important guidance in the news for 29th June should be followed still.

Our church buildings currently are closed for all public events, except as in the guidance, but the Church is alive and working for the Parish every day. However, the building is open from 12:00 to 15:00 every day except Sunday from 15th June for private prayer and worship. For formal prayers please follow the guidance available on the Church of England website or send an email message to Charlie at Daily Prayers

 and get the daily prayers sent to you directly.

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.

Sunday Themes in October 2020:

4th October: Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

11th October: Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

18th October: Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity, St. Luke the Evangelist

25th October: Twentieth Sunday after Trinity, All Saints Sunday

40 “Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. 42 And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.” Matthew 10, vv 40,41,42

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