Understanding Dementia Information Session - Wednesday 16th October from 11:30am for up to 1 hour- Church Crypt -  All Welcome.......Weekly Book Sales - Mondays and Wednesdays - 9:30am - 11:45am - Book Room Church Parish Centre  - Wide Variety of Books for Sale - All Welcome.......Monthly Table Sales - Next on Saturday 2nd November 2019 -  10am - 12:30pm - Church Crypt -  Raffle, Refreshments, Books, CD's and DVD's, Clothes, & MORE! - All Welcome.....Community Cafe - Next on Friday 8th November 2019 - Church Crypt - 11am-12:30pm - Free Tea, Coffee and Biscuits - All Welcome.......Masses - Monday -  Friday 10:30am & 6pm - Saturday Mass 10:30am - SUNDAY Mass 8am &  PARISH MASS 10:15am - All Welcome....The Church is Open Every Day

Dementia Friends Information Session

On Wednesday October 16th, a ‘Dementia Friends Information Session’ has been arranged. This will be held in the Crypt at 11. 30, after the usual coffee time, following Mass. It will last up to an hour. This is a condition that so many of us will have come across, so a session like this should be very helpful. I hope that you will also think so, and be able to attend. This has been organised by me after a request from a member of our congregation.    

Thank you,

Jane Read.

Called by God; A Conference of the Laity

Bishop Martin invites you to a free conference to reflect on the successes and discuss the challenges of living an apostolic life today.   Saturday 19th October 10.00 – 16.00  at St Andrew’s Church, Worthing BN11 1XB. To book your place, please visit www.called-by-god.weebly.com or call Bradley Smith on 07931 527724

Sewing Group Talk

A reminder that on 23 October at 11am after Mass, Babs Reynolds will be collecting from the sewing group all items that have been made for their charities.  All are welcome to come, refreshments are available, and Babs will give a small talk. Our group make blankets for sick and terminally ill children which are given to the Linus Project; hats, scarves, gloves, and other items are made for the Mustardseed Mission; and coloured vests are made for children in Kenya.

Christ Church Cell of The Society of Our Lady of Walsingham

It was suggested at this week’s PCC meeting that we revive our Cell of The Society of Our Lady of Walsingham. The purpose of the Cell is to offer pilgrims the opportunity to strengthen and renew the spiritual benefits of pilgrimage, by being a focus for prayer within the parish.

In order to re establish this we need at least seven members of The Society of The Holy House of Our lady of Walsingham .Could anyone who is already a member or would like to be, please contact Julie Gidlow for information.

Hastings Senior Men’s Forum

On Tuesday October 8th the HSMF begins its 75th annual session. A few Christ Church parishioners are already members. Meetings are weekly at 2.15 pm from October to April and take place in St Matthew’s  Church Hall, London Road. Meetings last approximately an hour and a half with guest speakers, a hymn, prayer and refreshments. Membership is open to men of all ages and there is no membership fee. However donations are welcome in order to cover costs. Philip Crow

Internet and WiFi

If an internet and WiFi connection was introduced into church, including the Crypt, can you think of any applications that would make use of this, for example: on line religious education classes, free WiFi during coffee mornings and groups meeting in church (outside of service times), CAB use for community advice sessions, live history of Christ Church for visitors and congregation etc.  If you have any ideas please talk to Andy Knight. Thank you.

Citizens Advice Bureau Warm Home Checks

Please visit the CAB website or visit their offices if you’d like to see if you can benefit from a free warm home check.

You can follow the links below for more information,

Citizens Advice 1066

Citizens Advice Bureau Home Efficiency Schemes

Christ Church School Food Bank

Our school is developing their own food bank for our children and their families. Donations of food would be very welcome.

Churches Together – Food Bank

Volunteers are needed to staff a Food Bank in Hastings. Please see the sheets at the back of church if you are interested. Or ring : 01424 718880.  Lizzy Mackay

Walsingham 2020

The Parish Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham will be from 8-12 June 2020.  Please speak to Margaret Byne or Fr Nick for details.  If you’d like to reserve a place, please give your name to Margaret or Fr Nick so that they can start to compile a list and gauge numbers.

Contribution of Flowers

If people would like to contribute on a particular Sunday for flowers to remember a loved one, please speak to Celia Manning or email the parish office -


PALS meet downstairs after the Opening Hymn of the Mass.  All families are welcome to worship in the Play & Pray area, but all children under 5 must be supervised by their own parent or carer

Community Links - Darwell Community Open Days

There are some more open days planned for visiting the Darwell Community at Robertsbridge. The Darwell are a religious, self supporting community in Robertsbridge with nearly 300 people living there. The open days plus a Carol Service will be advertised later. Another Saturday Supper is to be arranged as well so if you are interested in going next time please see Tina Grevett who will add you to the list.  

Fundraising Event: Weekly Lottery Bonus Ball

The Bonus ball is going very well with 2 rollovers so far gaining the winners £50 prize money. How it works: There are nos. 1-59. We know the winner by the national Lottery Draw (Sat). You buy a number between 1- 59 and that number is yours for however many weeks you pay for. Numbers are £1 each so it costs £4 or £5 per month. You win £25 if your chosen number is selected with a rollover if the number drawn has not been selected. To buy your numbers or if you have any queries please see Tina Grevett.

Giving through the Envelope Scheme

The Church remains grateful to all who give towards our mission and maintenance in whatever way.    If you give money through the envelope scheme, could you ensure that, having been away on holiday, you are able to ‘catch up’ with the Sundays you have missed, over the next months?    


If you would like the Churchwardens to place a notice in the weekly parish bulletin, would you please let Maureen Harman know by the Wednesday of that week via the parish office by phone 01424 44 77 84 or by email to the parish office christchurchstleonards@hotmail.co.uk

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