Across the Diocese we are constantly reviewing and updating our policy and procedures in this important area of our life and ministry. As part of this, all Parish clergy have been asked to share the new Safeguarding website address widely. It is an excellent resource for us all as we work together.

Legal Advice

Jo Holden, of Holden and Co Solicitors, is available in church after Mass (11:30am) each Sunday to offer free legal advice to anyone who may need it, particularly around housing and benefit matters.

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.

Weekly Bible Reading - 11:15am on Tuesday mornings

When we meet on Tuesday next (June 19th) we will be resuming at Chapter 9 of the Book of Hosea. Future meetings are scheduled for June 19th and for July 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th. There will no meeting on June 26th. We expect that we will begin our reading of The New Testament in the latter part of July. All are very welcome to join this group.

Summer Fayre Raffle Tickets

In advance of the Fayre, most people will have received some Raffle Tickets in last week’s Sheet. If you weren’t here, you may have been offered some today. Please try to sell them as there are good prizes, and they help towards our fund raising for the Church. If you need any more, Valerie Wilson or Jane Read can supply them. Please return any stubs and money, or unsold tickets to these people. Thank you.

Donations for Summer Fayre – Saturday 14th July

Thanks to those who have already responded to our request for items. We would welcome more for a variety of stalls – General Tombola items, which could be food or drink, but please make sure they will still be in date for the Fayre. Also, donations of saleable Bric a Brac and Books, CD’s and DVD’s, Toiletries, Jewellery, Toys, Jigsaws, Games, Plants, and offers of Home-made cakes and preserves. We hope to have a Gift Stall of any new items. There is a box at the back of Church for any items, or see Jane Read for any queries or information. Posters will soon be displayed around our premises, and in the locality. Please help to spread the word. Thank you.

Litter Pick

Now that Spring has arrived we have resumed our weekly litter pick around the streets of the Parish. We next meet in the courtyard at 11am on Thursday 21st June and set off for about an hour. We can then go on and enjoy lunch together in one of our local cafés.

School Summer Concert

Our school will have a concert in church on Wednesday 20th June from 7pm until around 8.15pm. Do come and support our school community and enjoy the wonderful talents of our staff and children.

SQP Review Group

Will meet at 7:30pm in the Parish Office on Wednesday 20th June.

Concert in church

On Saturday 23rd June in Christ Church at 7.00 p.m. Hastings Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Marcio da Silva, are putting on a concert of German/Austrian Choral Music – works by Bruckner, Mahler, Rheiberger, Schutz, Reger and Bach. Tickets for Christ Church congregation are at a special price of £10, after mass from John Read or on the door.

Parish Summer Picnic

With the summer now upon us, it is time to think about enjoying a picnic together after Mass on a Sunday. Please pencil in Sunday 22nd July (St Mary Magdalen’s Day). We can head down to the beach to relax and enjoy our picnics and each others company.

Safeguarding Training

Could you please let Jane Hart know if you still require a certificate from the C1 safeguarding training contacts ~ or 01424 716599 C2 training will be on Wednesday 11th July 6:30pm-9:30pm at Emmanuel Church, Hastings. Jane Hart, our safeguarding officer, will be in touch with those who need to attend (Church Wardens, Eucharistic Ministers, MC’s, Director of Music, PALS leaders, Assistant Safeguarding officers.

Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

A group of 20 pilgrims from our Parish will be going to Walsingham the week beginning June 25th. We will be praying for the life of our Parish and for other intentions. If you would like anyone remembered in our intercessions while on pilgrimage, please add their name to the list at the back of church. May Our Lady of Walsingham pray for us all.

Messy Mass

The next Messy Mass will be celebrated in school at 3:30pm on Tuesday 3rd July. All are welcome.

Parish Curry Club

We will next have a night out at a local Indian Restaurant on Friday 6th July


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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.