St Clement, Hastings

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St Clements Church is one of two ancient churches (the other is All Saints Church) that form the Old Town Parish of Hastings. St Clements can trace it's origins back to 1080 AD although it was ravaged by the French in 1339 and again in 1377 and was rebuilt in 1380.

It has many interesting features including a 15th century font depicting the Passion of Christ and two magnificent chandeliers - one of which was presented by the Hastings Barons of the Cinque Ports who raised the funds for the purchase by selling the canopy and silver staves held above George 111 at his coronation in 1761. The other chandelier was purchased by the Townsmen of Hastings.

St Clements has two beautiful East End stained glass windows - the work of Philip Cole which replaced the original windows which were blown out by bomb blast in the Second World War when a German bomb demolished the Old Swann Inn in the High Street dating back to 1309.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, poet and artist, married Elizabeth Siddall in St Clements in 1860.

Today, St Clements forms one Parish with All Saints and both churches are used on a rotating basis.

We offer a warm welcome to all visitors at our Parish Eucharist each Sunday. Please come and join us as we celebrate worshipping in the recently renovated and re-ordered church due to the generosity of one of our former parishoners, Barbara Jordan, who was a committed Christian and worshipped regularly in the Old Town until her death in 2006. We use Common Worship and describe ourselves as moderately catholic in our worship.

Currently, all main services are held in St Clements until the end of May 2017 - returning to All Saints on 04 June 2017.

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Revd Luke Irvine-Capel Priest-in-Charge
Christ Church
St Leonards-On-Sea
East Sussex
(01424) 422023 (Parish Office)
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Night Church
Come and experience "Night Church" where you can find time to reflect, light a candle, or just pray alone or with a member of our team. The church is transformed with special lighting effects and background music and we offer a cup of tea or coffee and other refreshments. The church is open from 21:00 until 12:00 midnight (approx) every third Saturday of the month.
Every third Saturday at 9:00 PM
 
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Sunday

Holy Communion
Said Communion Service using the Book of Common Prayer.
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM
until Sunday 28th May 2017
Book of Common Prayer
Parish Eucharist
Service of sung Holy Communion using Common Worship held every Sunday (except the last Sunday of the month which is an informal Family Communion Service).
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM
until Sunday 28th May 2017
Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship

Thursday

Said Eucharist
Said Eucharist using Common Worship.
Every Thursday at 1:00 PM
Common Worship

Saturday

Night Church
Come and experience "Night Church" where you can find time to reflect, light a candle, or just pray alone or with a member of our team. The church is transformed with special lighting effects and background music and we offer a cup of tea or coffee and other refreshments. The church is open from 21:00 until 12:00 midnight (approx) every third Saturday of the month.
Every third Saturday at 9:00 PM

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Floodlight
Organ

 
Brass Rubbing
     
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 4957
Diocesan ID: CV0111
Built: 1380
Style of worship: Moderately catholic
Our Patron: Bishop of Chichester
Archdeaconry: HASTINGS (103)
Deanery: HASTINGS (10304)
Benefice: Hastings St Clem and All SS (10/169BR)
Parish Legal Name: St. Clement with All Saints, Hastings (100411 )
CofE Church Info: (610411 10/411)
Short URL: acny.uk/4957/
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The current editor is: Malcolm Lock

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This page was last updated on Sunday 5th March 2017
 
 
 
St Clement : Swan Terrace/High St, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3ES

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