“Growing together in Christ”

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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and source files installed and reloaded, but with some difficulty as some versions on the old computer were very out-of-date and the new computer needs new versions.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 April 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”.

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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Sunday 23rd April, 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Wednesday 26th April, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Wednesday 26th April, 10:15 a.m., to 12:00 noon, Church Open

Thursday 27th April, 10:00 a.m., Poppins in the Hall

Sunday 30th April, 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 Pews News is here.

Sundays in April 2017: Parish Communion and Service Themes

2nd April: 10:30 Holy Communion for Passion Sunday.

9th April: 10:30 Holy Communion for Palm Sunday.

16th April: 06:00 a.m., Sunrise Service

16th April: 08:00 a.m., First Communion of Easter

16th April: 10:30 Easter Family Communion

23rd April: 10:30 Holy Communion

30th April: 10:30 Holy Communion

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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