Sharp-eyed readers will recall the story of Rev Chris Sears, MBE, who featured in both our December and February issues with the story of his church’s purchase of a former URC building. His team are already putting it to good use; as well as hosting healing rooms every Saturday afternoon run by local GP Dr Susanne Jones and Mark Dockerill, they have opened a 50-seater cafe which is open six days a week.

His Place Cafe
Light-hearted refreshment: from left, Lynette Golnaraghi, cafe manager,
with kitchen staff Elaine Bowers and Debbie Cook and Rev Chris Sears

Rev Chris, who doubles as General Manager, reports that a customer who requested prayer for a long-term life-threatening condition was healed and says: “We hope that this will be a place of God’s increasing presence in the town centre marketplace, and an instrument for God’s revival here.”


HEART of Hastings and St Leonard’s

Thanks to Katie Harrison of His Place Community Church for providing photos and news from Hastings and St Leonard’s. Some of the information can be found in the local Unity News produced by Hastings and St Leonard’s Churches Together.