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Fr Luke

Is on his summer break from after Mass today until 25th August. Please contact Fr Sean or the Wardens in his absence. Thank you.


Our PALS group is now on the summer break and will resume on Sunday 9th September.

Donald Barber RIP

Of your charity please pray for the soul of our brother, Donald Barber, who died fortified by the Rites of Holy Church, on Monday 30th July 2018. Jesu Mercy. Mary Pray.

Details of Donald’s Funeral Mass will be published when they are available.

Licensing of New Curate - Fr Nick Archer

We will welcome Fr Nick during a sung Mass at 7pm on Thursday 30th August. This will be followed by a parish party. All are very welcome - please put the date into your diary, and pray for Fr Nick as he prepares to move here.

Weekly Bible Reading

Will take place in the crypt at 11:15am on Tuesday 21st August. All are most welcome.

Seaview Project

We have a collection box at the back of church for donations towards the work of the Seaview project. Seaview provides a day centre for those who are homeless in our community. Donations of non-perishable food, clothes, blankets etc are more than appreciated. Please support this work if you are able to do so.

Post-Fayre Meeting

This will be held on Sunday 19th August, after Mass, in the Crypt.


The Diocesan safeguarding website is an excellent resource for us all as we work together the address is: On Sunday 2nd September there will be a safeguarding induction session for the PALS team, servers and choir after the Parish Mass. Please put this date into your diary now. Thank you.

Summer Fayre on 14th July 2018

Many thanks go to the 41 adults and children who worked so hard on the day, and to those who had also done much preparation. Although the weather was perfect, and with the many attractive well-stocked stalls and other attractions, there didn’t seem to be as many ‘customers’ as usual. This maybe was due to certain other sports events. We will consider this when planning for next year. However, a much appreciated contribution to our general ongoing fund raising. THANK YOU ALL.

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New Assistant Curate Appointed!

Bishop Martin has appointed Fr Nick Archer as an Assistant Curate here. Fr Nick is currently Assistant Curate at St Mary’s, Eastbourne, and he will be moving here to finish his curacy. We look forward to welcoming him at a Sung Mass on Thursday 30th August at 7pm. The Archdeacon of Hastings, Fr Edward Dowler, will licence him during that Mass and will have a Parish party to welcome Fr Nick afterwards. Fr Sean continues in his curacy among us!

Fr Nick introduces himself:

I was born and brought up on Guernsey in the Channel Islands (and so I enjoy living on the south coast next to the sea!) I’ve been a Christian all of my life but it was in my late teens that I began to sense a calling to ordained ministry, which would come and go, and which was formed especially as I became more involved in my parish church, grew in my prayer life, and undertook voluntary work in the community. I studied Mathematics at university and then tested my vocation for two years as a Pastoral Assistant at two churches in north London, gaining experience in different areas of parish ministry, and worked as a Tutor. Having been recommended, I trained for the Priesthood at St Stephen’s House, Oxford, and was ordained in 2017, serving the first year of my Curacy in Eastbourne. I am very much looking forward to getting to know Christ Church, the school, and the wider community, and being part of God’s mission in St Leonard’s.

2018 – The Year of Prayer

Following on from the Year of Mercy (2016) and the Year of the Bible (2017), Bishop Martin invites the Diocese to share 2018 as the Year of Prayer. As part of this we will be hosting a series of seminars throughout 2018. All are welcome - please put the dates in your diary now!

Year of Prayer Seminar -

Saturday 15th September 2018

“Building a prayerful community”

Fr Paul Thomas, St James, Paddington

Year of Prayer Seminar -

Saturday 20th October 2018

“Praying the Scriptures”

Fr Peter Anthony, Kentish Town

Year of Prayer Seminar -

Saturday 17th November 2018

“Prayer and social action”

Fr James Lawson, St Stephen’s House

Each day will begin with Mass at 10:30am in Christ Church, followed by coffee and part 1 (lecture). 12:30pm Lunch. 1:15pm/1:30pm Part 2 (facilitated discussion/reflection/feedback). 3pm Evening Prayer. Tea/home.