“Growing together in Christ”

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Due to a problem with accessing the server computer in Sheffield, where our web site is hosted, we have been unable to update for the past two weeks. The problem has been corrected now and updates are being applied.


Forthcoming Events

As we enter Advent and start to prepare for Christmas all the special events will be highlighted on the Events page.


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 December 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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This Week!

Sunday 10th December, 10:30 a.m., Holy communion, Second Sunday in Advent

Monday 11th December, 12:30 p.m., Blacklands Lunch Club Christmas Lunch

Monday 11th December, 6:00 p.m., Ark Blacklands School Concert in Church

Monday 11th December, 7:00 p.m., PCC meeting

Tuesday 12th December, 6:30 p.m., Ark Secondary Schools Concert in Church

Wednesday 13th December, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Wednesday 13th December, 10:15 a.m., to 12:00 noon, Church Open

Thursday 14th December, 10:00 a.m., Poppins in the Hall

Thursday 14th December, 6:00 p.m., Choir Practice in Church

Friday 15th December, 3:00 p.m., Prayer Group in Church

Friday 15th December, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Open Porch for help, booking weddings or baptisms

Friday 15th December, 7:30 p.m., Bell Ringing Practice, in the Tower

Sunday 17th December, 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Third Sunday of Advent

Sunday 17th December, 4:00 p.m., Carol Service

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 December 2017: Parish Communion and Service Themes

3rd December: 09:00 a.m., Holy Communion, First Sunday of Advent

3rd December: 10:30 a.m., Family Service

10th December: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Second Sunday of Advent

17th December: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Third Sunday of Advent

24th December: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Last Sunday of Advent, Christmas Eve

24th December: 4:00  p.m., Crib Service

24th December: 11:15 p.m., Midnight Holy Communion of the Nativity of Christ

31st December: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, First Sunday of Christmas

The Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means 'God is with us'). Isaiah 7, v, 14

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