Church of England Diocese of Chichester Upper St. Leonards

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Toilets
Baby Changing Facilities

Unusually for Hastings/St Leonards, we are surrounded by nice wide roads with free on-road parking.

Accessible Toilet
Hearing (induction) Loop

Our Pewsheets/service sheets are available in larger print

Assistance dogs are of course very welcome


Our Building

Nominally from 0930 to 1230 Mon-Fri

Grade II* listed... and thoroughly deserving of this label, even though the present building only dates back to the mid-1900's. Acclaimed stained glass and acoustics. Designed by architect Mr Goodhart-Rendel. Foundation stone laid by the then Duchess of Edinburgh, before she became Queen.


Music and Worship

Pre-Covid, the church was often used for choral and orchestral concerts, and rehearsals. Though such activities are not allowed in the current pandemic situation.

Bought from St Catherine's College Chapel, Cambridge, in 1976, and installed in wooden casing designed and constructed by Mr Walter Cruttenden, the then Church Warden. It bears the coat of arms of St Catherine's College and Hastings Borough.

In normal times our robed choir leads the music at our main sung services. Under the directorship of our organist Richard Eldridge, they meet to practice in church on Thursday evenings. However these activities are not allowed in the current circumstances.


Groups, Courses and Activities

We take part in the annual Snowflake Project, providing overnight accommodation in our church hall one night a week during the winter.


Help for Visitors

We have guide pamphlets to flag up the main features of the church building to visitors.

Nominally 0930-1230 Mon-Fri, for private prayer, observing the latest guidance re social distancing, sanitizing hands, wearing face coverings etc


Other Features

We have a donation box for food items for the Hastings Foodbank

Our adjacent church hall is available for hire at modest rates to local community groups and individuals. Contact our Church Administrator on 01424 425942