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HEART newspaper: Heart Publications | August 20, 2017

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A MESSIAH FIT FOR THE KING

September 28, 2016 |

The choir sings God’s praises from Hastings Castle with the new Hastings Pier in the distance

Handel’s Messiah 2016 at Hastings Castle, 13 August

Over 175 singers and musicians came together to worship and sing Handel’s Messiah on a sunny afternoon in Hastings

This extraordinary community effort to perform one of the world’s greatest oratorios depicting the life of Jesus, included organist Nigel Howard conducting world class trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins and a choir comprising singers from churches, choirs and other organisations from across East Sussex, including the Darvell Community, part of the Bruderhof, based at Robertsbridge. Read More

Street pastors team expands in Hastings

December 2, 2015 |

IN A well-attended celebration service, 27 new Street and Prayer Pastors have been commissioned for Hastings, Bexhill and Rye. Read More

“Night Church” shines in the darkness

April 9, 2014 |

ANOTHER HASTINGS CHURCH NOW OFFERS HOT SOUP AND SPIRITUAL RESPITE TO SATURDAY NIGHT REVELLERS WHO MAY BE FEELING A BIT TIRED AND EMOTIONAL. Keith Leech reports on his church’s new venture in Hastings.  Night Church opened on 15 March and is held monthly on the third Saturday.  Read More

Unity service draws 400

April 9, 2014 |

FOUR HUNDRED church-goers from many Hastings and St Leonards churches gathered for their annual unity service on 26 January at Kings Church to be addressed on the theme “The Call of the Kingdom” by Rev Richard Jackson, who has since been appointed Bishop of Lewes. Read More

Police ask for more Street Pastors

February 4, 2014 |

HASTINGS Street Pastors have something extra to celebrate as they mark their fourth birthday. For they’ve been asked by Sussex Police to patrol their town for an additional night.

The call came from Chief Inspector Paul Phelps. Street Pastors Co-ordinator Martin West said the high-ranking officer had requested they go out on Thursdays “to help support young revellers in the town centre for what is now being dubbed ‘Student Night’ in the town”. Read More

New church building for the minister without mobile, computer or car

February 3, 2014 |

 

Last issue we reported on the miraculous purchase of a new building for a Hastings church. Now Wallace Boulton gives an update on its vision – and the simple lifestyle of its minister

HASTINGS pastor Chris Sears may have been awarded the MBE for his work with street people – but this modest man gives the credit to God. Read More

Hastings revivalists find new home

December 5, 2013 |

Church of 60 buys 800-seater building

REVIVAL FERVOUR has found a new home in Hastings, as His Place Community Church has moved into a listed building dating back to the town’s previous religious awakening of the 1800s. Read More

New vision for fire-wrecked pier

December 5, 2013 |

Keith Hayden invites Christians to get involved in restoring the pier to spiritual as well as visual glory

IN OCTOBER 2012 Hastings pier suffered a devastating fire that left it totally wrecked.

Happily the metal infrastructure was later found to be sufficiently in order for it to remain, so following local authority investigations a plan was unveiled earlier this year to fully restore the pier. Read More

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for looking after my daughter”

February 27, 2013 |

Street Pastors ‘rescue’ drunken teenagers

FOR MANY TEENAGERS, NEW YEAR’S EVE is a chance to get drunk – but few know when to stop.

That’s when Street Pastors step in and this New Year’s Eve in Hastings saw them rescuing many youngsters from danger as they tottered around the town centre.

Martin West, the team’s leader, reports: “We’re always there to help but this year we were all really touched to receive an email from a grateful mum next day.”  The lady wrote: Read More