The church and our parish centre are available for hire.

The crypt was re-developed in 1996 and offers two good sized rooms, (ideal for meetings, parties, group use) kitchen, toilets and baby change facilities.

The parish centre was completed in 2002 and offers:

Both the halls are ideal for meetings. The large hall being more suitable for fetes, sales, children’s birthday parties, as well as community activities and productions which utilise a stage.

Both the crypt and parish centre provide disabled access. They are run as a charitable endeavour. Both are entered via Christ Church courtyard which is to the south of the church. The crypt entrance is the second door on the right. The parish centre entrance is the second door on the left in the far left hand corner of the courtyard.

For enquiries about hiring our facilities please contact the parish office which is open Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings from 9am-12noon.

Phone 01424 44 77 84


Holy Communion (from the Reserved Sacrament) the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confessions) and the Anointing of the Sick are administered at the advertised times, and on request in time of need.

Baptisms & Weddings are celebrated by arrangement with the clergy. Full details on Baptisms Confirmation, Weddings & Funerals can be found on these pages:

To parishioners of Christ Church, St Leonards on Sea

18 March 2020

Dear Friends,

It was a shock yesterday to receive the letter from the Archbishops asking us to stop public worship 'for a season'.   'Our usual pattern of Sunday services and other mid-week gatherings must be put on hold.'  

The Government has in these last few days changed its advice, based on evidence from China and Italy, and introduced stringent measures of 'social distancing'.  It is reasonable to request the Church to play her part in this.   The Prime Minister has said that this is 'to slow the spread of the disease, reduce the peak, to save lives, minimise the suffering and give our NHS the chance to cope'.

A number of you have expressed anxiety about people who may feel fearful and isolated.   Do let the clergy know of any concerns you may have for others or for yourself.   The Church will remain open for private prayer.  We remain united together in prayer and we shall be writing again about how we might do this.

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.   Amen.

In Christ,  + Peter

A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Peter, our Priest in Charge.


The clergy continue to be available to hear confessions and/or offer spiritual guidance by appointment.