“Growing together in Christ”

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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 August 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 14th August, 6:40 p.m., PCC in the Hall

Wednesday 16th August, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Wednesday 16th August, 10:15 a.m., to 12:00 noon, Church Open

Thursday 17th August, 8:00 a.m., Morning Prayer in Church

Thursday 17th August, Poppins is having a summer break, back in September.

Thursday 17th August, 6:00 p.m., Choir Practice in Church

Friday 18th August, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Open Porch for help, booking weddings or baptisms

Friday 18th August, 7:30 p.m., Bell Ringers’ Practice in the Tower

Saturday 19th August, 3:00 p.m., Wedding Steve Philbey and Hayley Dean

Sunday 20th August, 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Tenth Sunday after Trinity

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 August 2017: Parish Communion and Service Themes

6th August: 09:00 a.m., Holy Communion, The Transfiguration of Our Lord (Eighth Sunday After Trinity)

6th August: 10:30 a.m., Pet Service, All pets please bring your humans

13th August: 10:30 Holy Communion, Ninth Sunday After Trinity

20th August: 10:30 Holy Communion, Tenth Sunday After Trinity

27th August: 10:30 Holy Communion, Eleventh Sunday After Trinity

10. The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel. Proverbs 12, verse 10

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