Facilities and features

Accessibility

We have a fully accessible disabled toilet which also may be used for baby changing.

Baby changing may be done in the disabled toilet.

On-street parking may be available on Laton Road and in the surrounding area. We try to reserve spaces for weddings and funerals outside the church on Laton Road to give a level access.

We are preparing to make our Church and Hall truly Disabled Accessible and have built a fully disabled accessible toilet.

We have a defibrillator outside the church on the wall near the main entrance. It is combination lock protected and the code is given when a 999 call is made and the defribillator identifier told to the ambulance controller. We thank Hastings Lions for their generous help providing this equipment.

At the moment via a portable ramp but we plan to have fixed, permanent disabled access in the near future

The Hearing Induction loop is active all the time the church sound system is active.

Hymn Books, Common Worship and Bibles available

All Assistance Dogs are welcome at all services and to visit when the church is open.

We have three Dementia Friends and our Sacristan is trained in Dementia Therapy.


Our Building

We hope to be able to open the church daily very soon after the long Covid-19 closure.

Christ Church Blacklands and St. Andrew Hastings is designated at Grade II* for the following principal reasons; It is an example of Victorian Gothic Revival church-building with an interior of outstanding interest due to an exceptionally rich decorative scheme, fittings and stained glass added some twenty years after the original building.


Music and Worship

We have a peal of eight bells which are rung for Sunday and special services, such as weddings and funerals, and for special occasions.

Concerts / Live Music

Our Willis Organ, with Great, Swell, Choir and Pedal, is played for most main services.

Our Wednesday morning 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer service led by a Lay Minister uses the Common Worship with added seasonal material and commemorations.

We have a small choir currently and are hoping to expand now we are out of Covid-19 lockdowns. Please see our website homepage for choir rehearsal days and times.


Groups, Courses and Activities

Beavers and Cubs usually meet on Thursday evenings in the church hall. Please check the website Parish Hall page for the times.

Our Blacklands Afternoon Fellowship meet on the fourth Monday afternoon of every month from September to June, with an outing in July. http://www.blacklands-parish.co.uk/page13.html

Please see our website for full details

Please contact us for guidance to counselling and pastoral care

Beavers and Cubs usually meet on Thursday evenings in the church hall. Please check the website Parish Hall page for the times.

Slimming World meet for two sessions every week at 10:00 a.m., for the weigh-in and 10:30 a.m., for Image Therapy every Friday Morning. Contact Amanda Ray for more details on Telephone 07785169325

During the winter season we may offer overnight shelter, meals and support with the Snowflake scheme. We support the local food-banks, Street Pastors and Seaview homeless support.

When Snowflake is active in the winter we may provide one night of shelter with meals each week.

Poppins Toddlers and Carers group meet on Thursday Mornings. Please see our website for up to date times and dates.

Our Authorised Lay Minister for Pastoral Care also is a Senior Prayer Pastor for Hastings Street Pastors and in keen to recruit more pastors to help on the streets or the Safe Space.


Help for Visitors

We hope to have WiFi installed in the church and hall very soon.

Guidebooks / Notes

Please see our website home page for more news on when we are open for visiting, private prayer, weddings and baptisms bookings and support.


Other Features

We are a collecting point for the Hastings Food Bank and can receive donations whenever the church is manned.

Audio-Visual Facilities

Please see our website at http://www.blacklands-parish.co.uk/page9.html for more information

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