Christmas Cracker

Build a Gingerbread House Evening

Service of Remembrance

Formal Opening of New Entrances

Service of Baptism and Confirmation

Harvest Services

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
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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