Church Picnic with the Milsons

Pimms n Puddings

Jubilee Events

SALT Walk with Warbleton Youth

Church Weeekend Away

Underwater Adventure

Church Picnic with the Milsons


A few pictures from a recent HPC picnic in the Vicarage Garden, where we were joined by our mission partners Julian and NIcky Milson and their children Jemima and Theo

Pimms & Puddings

Blessed with a a warm balmy evening, the ladies from HPC met in the Vicarage Garden to enjoy a glass or two of Pimms and plenty of puddings!
Laura had kindly agreed to be interviewed by Lyn and, overcoming her nerves, she spoke about how her love for Jesus has grown since joining HPC and spending time learning about him through Christianity explored.

Since David and Kim will be moving soon, we took the opportunity to thank Kim for all work she has done in leading the ladies of HPC to know, love and serve Jesus, she will be sorely missed. Thank you Kim.

 

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations at HPC

The Platinum Jubilee Celebrations were a great opportunity to come together as a local community to pay tribute and celebrate the Queen’s historic reign marking 70 years of service. HPC was excited to be part of these celebrations in
Hailsham, with a number of events taking place over the weekend in the church building.

Thursday 2nd June, 6pm – Special Service of Thanksgiving for
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

A service (45 minutes) to come together as a local community to mark this special occasion, to reflect and give thanks for the Queen’s 70 years of service.

Flags small

Thursday 2nd June, from 7pm – Open Church

Following the service, the building was open for the rest of the evening for drinks and light refreshments. Community events also took place in Vicarage Field, culminating with the lighting of a beacon at 9.45pm.

Friday 3rd June, from 11am – Livestreamed Morning Service from St Paul’s Cathedral, London

This provided an opportunity for the commnity to come together to watch this livestreamed service on a big screen together in the local church building. Followed by Coffee and RoyalTea refreshments.

Friday 3rd June, 7pm – Quiz Night

A quiz evening with a hint of Jubilee and royalty theme – a fun evening (which was ideal to invite friends along to) with an interval, where there will be a short reflection on the Queen’s Christian faith. 
Teams of up to 6 tested their general (and royal) knowledge to compete for a chocolatey prize!

Saturday 4th June, 10am-1pm, – Open Church

The church building was open to visitors, so that they could pop in during the special Jubilee
shopping day in Hailsham.  

Floral displays marking key stages of the Queen’s reign

Jubilee refreshments

Simple crafts for children

Digital Presentation showing of Queen’s reign

Sunday 5th June, 10.30am – All Age Family Service

A service suitable for all the family which looked at the true story from the bible of Queen Esther.

Church Weekend Away

What a Wonderful weekend Away!

After a very cold first night, the HPC family were blessed with great weather for the weekend at Coldharbour Meadows.

It was a fun and relaxing weekend which provided an opportunity for everyone to catch up with old friends as well as getting to know better others they did’t know so well.

As well as plenty of time to physically and mentally unwind,it was an opportunity to be spiritually refreshed through the teaching programme. We had both adult and children streams running across the weekend which focussed on the book of Acts.

A date for your diaries!
HPC Weekend Way 2023

Friday 5th June – Sunday 7th June 2023
at Coldharbour Meadows

SALT - Easter Monday walk with Warbleton

Young people from HPC SALT group joined with youth from Warbleton church and a few others (and one dog) for a circular walk from Warbleton church on Easter Monday 2022.
It was planned to take 2hrs 30mins but took 3 hrs 30mins and that included cutting out part of the planned walk.
The weather was good and we walked through countryside, including many wooded areas with bluebells, wood anemones and small streams. We walked through part of the Hidden Spring Vineyard and part of the Cuckoo trail on the old railway line. The total distance was reported by two of the group using mobile apps and step counters to be just over 7miles; so a good effort by all, rewarded with hot dogs or burgers in a bun, with side salad and drinks of squash.


Thanks to Tony the leader of the youth group at Warbleton who had prepared a question sheet and checked the route beforehand. Thanks also to the Warbleton ladies for preparing and cooking the food which was devoured with delight and relish or ketchup depending on taste.
Finally thanks to the speaker who was a retired judge and spoke about the resurrection and gave out free copies of the book “The case for easter” by Lee Strobel.
It was a lovely day, the weather was good, obstacles were overcome and we finished with a sense of achievement.

Under Water Adventure - Easter Holiday Club

A fantastic 2 day holiday club, bursting with great activities, crafts, singing and fun, plus stories from the Bible.

ABCs Party - Connect for Life

We had a great time at our Easter Party
with lots of fun activities including a bouncy castle and decorating Easter cupcakes. 

 

During our story time we talked about Easter eggs and how the best eggs have surprises inside. Lyn had a real egg which she cracked open but it was empty!

What a surprise!

Just like the tomb was empty because Jesus was alive….that was a surprise! Jesus came to give us new life, and today he rules as King over the whole world. Jesus is amazing!


We finished off our party with a delicious party lunch followed by an egg hunt around the church and every child took home a chocolate egg (with a surprise inside!) and an Easter story book.

Pulse Party - Connect for Life

Pulse celebrated Easter with an Easter Bakealong, a puppet show
and a delicious party tea!

Great fun was had making Easter Egg Brownies and while families mixed and bashed and stirred and decorated, Susie and Lyn told the amazing true story of the first Easter using mini chocolate eggs…..

The White Egg~The Last Supper

A white egg for white bread with Jesus’ best friends. Jesus broke the bread and said, “My body is about to be broken…..for you” Jesus knew all that was about to happen to him. He was still in charge.

The Purple Egg~Trial and Sentence

This is the hard part of the Easter story when Jesus got bashed and beaten up by the soldiers even though he had done nothing wrong. The men who arrested Jesus hurt him and made fun of him, putting a purple robe on him as a joke, because he said he was God’s king. He was brought before the most powerful judge in the land. He’d done nothing wrong but the crowd shouted and the religious leaders demanded. Jesus was found guilty and sent to death.

The Pink Egg~The Cross

A pink egg for the blood of Jesus. His blood spilt as he died on the cross, by dying he was rescuing us to live with him forever.

The Yellow Egg~Empty Tomb

A yellow egg for the sunrise on Easter Sunday. The tomb was empty – Jesus was alive! Jesus had beaten death. He had made death just a doorway to new life with him.

While the brownies were cooking, the children enjoyed a puppet show by the Saint’s Alive puppet team which continued the story of Jesus when he had risen from death and met with his friends. A delicious party tea finished off the party.

Cheeky
Easter Brownies
Leaders

Christmas Cracker

“What is so special about the baby?”

That’s was the question our intrepid families sought to answer, as they travelled back in time to meet the characters of Christmas. We loved welcoming over 100 people of all ages into the church building for an immersive Christmas experience. Shepherds, Angels, Puppets and Wise Men all told of the amazing baby who had been born and why he had come. There was craft and songs and a delicious tea, it was a great afternoon.

Build a Gingerbread House Evening


Our Women2Women evening on 2nd December went off smoothly with no collapsed houses, what a relief! 20 or so women from HPC gathered with over 20 invited friends, family or neighbours to construct and decorate gingerbread houses and enjoy some mulled wine ready for the festive season.


Our speaker, Katy Lowries, kindly came from Newhaven to share something of her life and Jesus from Luke 2, pointing us to the Shepherds news of a Saviour come for ordinary people in our messy world, a Saviour who could make all things right.

A Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving

This is a special service we hold each year for those who have recently been bereaved. It gives an opportunity to remember and give thanks for those we have loved and lost.

As we were unable to hold this service last year, we had two services this year, each followed by tea and cake.

The service was for those who may have lost loved ones who lived far from Hailsham, or perhaps were unable to attend the funeral due to restrictions at the time, or simply to remember someone special, who has died in the last 2 years or so.
The names of those who had died were read and remembered during the services. 

Opening of the West End and Victoria Gate Entrance

On Sunday 10th October, the new West End Entance of HPC was formally opened by Bishop Will Hazlewood, Bishop of Lewes.

Monday 11th October also saw the opening of the Victoria Gate, following the recent renovation of the footpath leading to the West End Entrance.

Service of Baptism and Confirmation

We were very thankful to be able to celebrate with 7 members of HPC as they publicly declared their faith in Jesus through baptism and confirmation.

As part of the morning service, 2 of our young people were baptised, and Lee Gatiss (Church Society) spoke. The service finished with Will Hazlewood, Bishop of Lewes,  formally opening the new West Entrance to the church.

The church family shared a delicious lunch together and then the Bishop led a service of Confirmation for all 7 candidates. 

Harvest Services

The church is full of colour ready for our harvest thanksgiving services!

Many thanks to the flower arranging team at HPC and other kind volunteers from Hailsham Flower Club, the church was adorned with flowers, greenery and brightly coloured animals (handmade by John – thank you!) for this years theme of “All things bright and beautiful”.

Thanks also to Dan, for the amazing harvest loaf!

Donations of food and toiletries were gathered to support the work of the Foodbank here in Hailsham.

Open Air Service and Fish & Chip Lunch!

On Sunday 29th August, we held an All Age, Open Air Morning Service (Holiday Club Special) in the vicarage garden.

This was the first time the whole Church has been together in a single service since before Covid restrictions began!

How wonderful it was to see the so many from HPC, both young and old, catching up whilst sharing a fish and chip lunch together after the service.

Summer 2021 Holiday Club

Jungle Jamboree Holiday Club
was amazing!!!

It was brilliant to be able to enjoy 3 days of action
packed fun – Songs, drama, Bible stories, crafts, whacky
challenges, custard pies  and more!

Families Togther for Jesus

While our Sunday Groups could not meet together,
here at HPC we introduced a new Family Service on Sunday Mornings – “Families Together for Jesus”

This was an All Age / Family Service on Sunday Mornings which ran alongside the Morning Service to replace our regular Sunday School groups

It was a great opportunity to see other families and encourage one another as we looked at the bible together.

Sessions included a bible story and short talk, family activities and prayer time and songs that we could even can sing along to (as it was outside!).

Pimms & Pudding

This was Women2 Womens’ first opportunity to meet together without a restriction on numbers!

On Thursday 22nd around 50 women gathered in The Vicarage garden on this warm summer evening. We shared a glass of Pimms, an array of puddings and much convivial chat! Many who came were invited guests of the HPC family.

Susie Graham was our speaker and she really helpfully pointed us to Jesus, who, at cost to himself, restores our broken image. This gave us plenty of food for thought and there will the opportunity to explore this more, and opportunities to have your questions answered on our Christianity Explored course in the Autumn

If you have any questions, please get in touch via office@hailshamchurch.org

Walk & Talk

 

Around 20 men from HPC met together at Abbot’s Wood to enjoy an evening walk, and have the opportunity to catch up with each other… before rewarding themselves with a drink at the local pub!

Youth Zone Reunion!

 

At the recent reunion YouthZone members, both
old and new, enjoyed a fun-filled evening of outdoor
games, fun, chat, silliness and refreshments,
plus a short and informal Bible discussion. 

If you’d like more information on YouthZone please contact
Chris Taylor: christaylor@hailshamchurch.org

Women2Women Welcome back event.

30 ladies (the limit because of COVID restrictions) from HPC met together in The Vicarage garden on a sunny summer’s evening with cake! There was a ‘people bingo’ to get us reconnecting; for some it has been a while and for others meeting for the first time. We then had a reminder of the main purpose of Women2Women: reaching out and building up, seeking to help the Christian women of HPC to grow in confidence in our faith in Jesus but also to introduce our friends to Jesus. Susie gave a little tantalising insight into how she is going to introduce our friends to Jesus at the next event in July, Pimms and Pudding. Lastly we had a fun and informative interview with Esther Griffin, the ‘new’ curate’s wife. Then more chat, of course!!!
Women2Women
Join us for our next event - Pimms & Pudding! Thurs 22nd July @ 7.30pm
Previous
Next

HRH Prince Philip

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

10 June 1921 – 9 April 2021

A Special Service of Commemoration was held on

Sunday 18 April 2021 at 6pm – at Hailsham Parish Church

This service was an opportunity for thanksgiving to God for the life of HRH Duke of Edinburgh and to pray for Her Majesty the Queen and the royal family.

Wealden Council, Hailsham Town Council and the local community were also invited to attend, athough attendence was limited to 30 due to Covid restrictions.

HRH CE
 
You may like to sign this online book of condolence in memory of HRH Prince Philip
Remembering His Royal Highness Prince Philip