“Growing together in Christ”

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


We are very happy and thankful that the interregnum when we were without a Priest following Charlie’s retirement on 7th June 2022 is over. Rev. Rosemary Murrills has accepted the post of part-time priest-in-charge and was Licensed by Bishop Will of Lewes on 2nd October at 7:30 p.m.

 Please address all queries and requests for Rosemary  to blacklandschurch@outlook.com

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 November and December 2023 and January 2024 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 December 2023 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 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 10th December,

10:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Monday 11th December, 9:00 a.m., Morning Prayer

Wednesday 13th December

 9:00 a.m., Morning Prayer

9:45 a.m., Holy Communion

10:45 a.m., Free Refreshments and Fellowship

2:00 p.m., Choir Practice

Thursday 14th December, 9:30 a.m., Poppins

Friday 15th December,

9:00 a.m., Morning Prayer

3:30 p.m., Christmas Fair

7:30 p.m., Bell Ringing Practice

Sunday 17th December,

10:30 a.m., Holy Communion

4:00 p.m., Carols by Candlelight

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 December 2023:

3rd December: Advent Sunday

10th December: Second Sunday in Advent

17th December: Third Sunday in Advent

24th December: Christmas Eve

31st December:: First Sunday of Christmas

Isaiah 9:6,7

For to us a child is born,

    to us a son is given,

    and the government will be on his shoulders.

And he will be called

    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Of the greatness of his government and peace

    there will be no end.

He will reign on David’s throne

    and over his kingdom,

establishing and upholding it

    with justice and righteousness

    from that time on and forever.

The zeal of the Lord Almighty

    will accomplish this.

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