“Growing together in Christ”

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Please note that for March and April our Family Worship is not on the first Sunday. On 26th March we worship together as a family on Mothering Sunday, and on 16th April for Easter Day

The Webmaster must apologise for the lack of updates to the website for the last few weeks. The 11 year old computer which was being used to maintain the source of the site finally refused to do the job and has been retired. A new computer has been acquired and the requisite software and source files installed and reloaded, but with some difficulty as some versions on the old computer were very out-of-date and the new computer needs new versions. Due to the software upgrade many pages of the website need to be re-mastered and a lot of old material redesigned. This will take time, but hopefully will be done over the next few weeks.

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 March 2017 is here.

The Parish gives very grateful thanks to Leslie Adams, who has retired as Church Warden and has been given the honorary title Church Warden Emeritus, after four decades of service. We welcome Brian Zeng-Daw who was commissioned on 16th May, with Jean Wilson 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”.

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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Please see the important information on the Deanery Review here.

Sunday 19th March, 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion and Baptism in Church

Monday 20th March, 7:30 p.m., Parish Group in the Hall

Tuesday 21st March, 7:30 p.m., In Holy Trinity Church, Bishop Richard +Lewes, The Persecuted Church in Pakistan

Wednesday 22nd March, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Wednesday 22nd March, 10:15 a.m., to 12:00 noon, Church Open

Thursday 23rd March, 10:00 a.m., Poppins in the Hall

Thursday 23rd March, 6:00 p.m., Choir Practice in church

Friday 24th March, 3:00 p.m., Prayer Group in church

Friday, 24th March, 6:15 p.m., - 7:15 p.m., Parish Office open for bookings

Friday, 24th March, 7:30 p.m., Bell Ringing Practice in the Tower

Sunday 26th March, 9:00 a.m., Holy Communion

Sunday 26th March, 9:45 a.m., Parish Breakfast

Sunday 26th March, 10:30 a.m., Family Worship for Mothering 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 March 2017: Parish Communion and Service Themes

5th March: 10:30 Holy Communion.

12th March: 10:30 Holy Communion

19th March: 10:30 Holy Communion

26th March: 09:00 Holy Communion 10:30 Family Worship, Mothering Sunday

1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.  Luke 4, 1+2

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