St John the Evangelist, Upper St Leonards

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St John’s is the Church of England parish church of Upper St Leonard's (Hastings) in the Diocese of Chichester.

There’s been a church here since 1865 - although this is our fourth building (finished in 1953).

Our 'style' is 'open Catholic', so the Eucharist (or Mass) is central to what we do. Our main service is the 10.30am parish mass on Sunday mornings, when the church family gathers round the Lord’s table in obedience to Jesus’ command when he said “Do this in remembrance of me...” (Luke 22.19); we are also one of the rare remaining churches that still has a robed choir that both leads our sung worship and strives to remind us of the greatness of English church music. Our Sunday School - the FROGs - meets during the first half of the service for the younger worshipper!

We aim to be open and welcoming to all, as you'll find out if you join us after a service for some ( fairly traded ) tea or coffee. We also try and take our environmental responsibility seriously and we’ve produced a green policy for St John’s. Our facilities include an amplification system, hearing loop, large print material and flat access.

There’s quite a bit going on and the atmosphere is very difficult to describe - it’s much easier to experience, so why not join us one Sunday?

See you soon!

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St John's Rectory
53 Brittany Road
St Leonard's on Sea
TN38 0RD
(01424) 423367

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Sunday Parish Mass
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Creche Sunday School Refreshments Incense



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings

Church Open Open Church - Saturdays 10am to 12pm
Hall for Hire St Johns church hall was built for temporary worship while the bombed out St Johns was being rebuilt in the 1950s, and it’s been well used ever since. There is a big stage area and kitchen facilities as well as large toilets and some storage areas. The picture here shows the hall in use for a Church lunch.A huge variety of groups use the hall and we aim to offer it at the highest standard and best value rates we can offer for community use. Circus skills to Tea Dances, Yoga to the RSBP, Driving Instructors meetings to a Polling Station, badminton to the Jewish community... it’s uses are legion! And @ £9.00 per hour it is within the budget of many small groups.For details and to book the hall, please contact Su on 07783 588858
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Incumbent: The Revd David Royston HILL
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 5196
Diocesan ID: CV1611
Built: 1950
Architect: Mr Goodhart-Rendel
Style of worship: Open Catholic
Our Patron: St John the Evangelist
Archdeaconry: HASTINGS (103)
Deanery: HASTINGS (10304)
Benefice: Upper St Leonards St Jo (10/344 W)
Parish Legal Name: Upper St. Leonards (100423 )
CofE Church Info: (610423 10/423)
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The current editor is: Andrew Crighton

This page was last updated on Sunday 14th September 2014
St John the Evangelist : Upper Maze Hill/Pevensey Road, Upper St Leonards, East Sussex, TN38 0RD

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