“Growing together in Christ”

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

Welcome


Hallelujah!

The church is open for services under the national guidance.

Many thanks to Mark and Isabel for running the Barbeque after the Family Service on 5th June.

We are now in an interregnum without a Priest following Charlie’s retirement on 7th June. Please address all queries for church use and events to the Wardens. For pastoral care, home visits and Holy Communions please contact the Authorised Lay Minister, David.


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 2022 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 June 2022 is here. And the newsletters for September 2021 and October 2021 are available now as some technical problems have been resolved.


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.


Sunday 19th June 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Wednesday 22nd June, 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer

Wednesday 22nd June, 3:30 p.m., Choir Practice

Thursday 23rd June, 9:30-11:00 a.m., Poppins in the Hall

Friday 24th June, 2:30 p.m., Prayer Group

Sunday 26th June 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 June 2022:


5th June: Pentecost

12th June: Trinity

19th June: 1st Sunday After Trinity

26th June: 2nd Sunday After Trinity


Acts 2:1-4

1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 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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