“Growing together in Christ”

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



The church is open for services under the national guidance.

Sunday 5th June after the Family Service we hope to have Barbeque outside in the churchyard.

Guidance we had to follow during the corona virus emergency is here.  The Church is still alive and active in our parish. We hope everyone will be able to join us for private prayer and devotion every morning and evening at home or wherever you happen to be. For formal prayers please follow the guidance available on the Church of England website or send an email message to Charlie

at Daily Prayers  and get the daily prayers sent to you directly.

Regular Sunday and Wednesday morning worship has restarted with a full programme of services. There is detailed guidance on the necessary steps we have to follow from the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group.

Word for Today for May, June and July 2022 is available now. If you are unable to collect from church please contact Jean Wilson by telephone or email for a copy to be posted to you or put through your letter box.

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, have been reformatted and relocated to give better accessibility and are archived. To find them please see the Archives Newsletters Page. The newsletter for May 2022 is here. And the newsletters for September and October are available now as some technical problems have been resolved.

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 a fully trained “Dementia Friend”, 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 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!

The Church is alive and working for the Parish every day.

Sunday 22nd May, 10:30 a.m., Parish Worship with Communion

Monday 23rd May, 2:15 p.m., Fellowship Games Afternoon in the Hall

Wednesday 25th May, 9:00 a.m., Morning Prayer

Wednesday 25th May, 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion

Thursday 26th May, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Poppins in the Hall

Thursday 26th May, 7:00 p.m., Compline for Ascension

Friday 27th May, 2:30 p.m., Prayer Group

Sunday 29th May, 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 parish news is here.

Sunday Themes in May 2022:

1st May: Third Sunday of Easter

8th May: Fourth Sunday of Easter

15th May: Fifth Sunday of Easter

22nd May: Sixth Sunday of Easter

29th May: Sunday After Ascension Day

Psalm 68:1

Let God arise and let his enemies be scattered;

let those that hate him flee before him.

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