“Growing together in Christ”

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Forthcoming Events

Sunday 29th October we celebrate All Saints at 10:30 a.m. If you wish to have someone remembered please:

Saturday 18th November: 2:00 p.m., Christmas Fayre.


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 October 2017 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, 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”.

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Monday 23rd October, 2:30 p.m., Afternoon Fellowship in the Hall

Wednesday 25th October, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Wednesday 25th October, 10:15 a.m., to 12:00 noon, Church Open

Wednesday 25th October, 7:30 p.m., Christmas Market planning

Thursday 26th October, 8:00 a.m., Morning Prayer in Church

Thursday 26th October, 10:00 a.m., Poppins in the Hall

Thursday 26th October, 6:00 p.m., Choir Practice in Church

Friday 27th October, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Open Porch for help, booking weddings or baptisms

Friday 27th October, 7:30 p.m., Bell Ringing Practice, in the Tower

Sunday 29th October, 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, All Saints Sunday

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 October 2017: Parish Communion and Service Themes

1st October: 09:00 a.m., Holy Communion, Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity

1st October: 10:30 a.m., Harvest Festival as Family Service

8th October: 10:30 Holy Communion, Seventeenth Sunday After Trinity

15th October: 10:30 Holy Communion, Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity

22nd October: 10:30 Holy Communion, Nineteenth Sunday After Trinity

29th October: 10:30 Holy Communion, Twentieth Sunday After Trinity, All Saints Sunday

Lord of the harvest,

you have fed your people in this sacrament

with the fruits of creation made holy by your Spirit:

by your grace raise up among us faithful labourers

to sow your word and reap the harvest of souls;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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