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


November 17th, 2:00 p.m., - 4:00 p.m. Christmas Fayre in the Hall.

November 18th, 10:30 .m., Holy Communion and Ven. Edward Dowler, our Archdeacon, is coming to visit us and bless the refurbished vestry. Please come along and support us.

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 November 2018 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  2017, 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!

Monday 12th November, 12:30 p.m., Lunch Club

Monday 12th November, 6:40 for 7:00 p.m., PCC

Tuesday 13th November, 7:00 p.m., Lay Ministry Training, Hall

Wednesday 14th November, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Wednesday 14th November, 10:15 a.m., to 12:00 noon, Church Open

Thursday 15th November, 6:00 p.m., Choir Practice

Friday 16th November, 6:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., Open Porch

Friday 16th November, 7:30 p.m., Bell Ringing Practice, in the Tower

Saturday 17th November, 2:00 p.m., - 4:00 p.m., Christmas Fayre

Sunday 18th November, 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, 2nd Sunday before Advent, Archdeacon Ven. Edward Dowler visits

Monday 19th November, 7:30 p.m., Parish Group, Hall

Tuesday 20th November, 7:00 p.m., Lay Ministry Training, Hall

Sunday 28th November, 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Christ the King

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 November 2018: Parish Communion and Service Themes

4th November: 9:00 a.m., Holy Communion, Fourth Sunday before Advent

4th November: 10:30 a.m., Family Worship

11th November: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Third Sunday before Advent, Remembrance Sunday

18th November: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Second Sunday before Advent

25th November: 10:30 a.m., Holy Communion, Christ the King

4b Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits a before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6 and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.

7 “Look, he is coming with the clouds,”

and “every eye will see him,

even those who pierced him”;

and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”

So shall it be! Amen.

8“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Revelation 1, verses 4b to 8.

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