28th July 2017

Invited to Connect

This September we'll be launching Connect Groups. Here's your invitation to get involved...

Natalie Williams

Posted by Natalie Williams


20th April 2017

Welcome to the Wales family

Jon and Alex Wales and their three children will be moving back to Hastings to lead the Central St Leonards venue. Here's a little bit about the Wales family...

Jon and Al have been married for 18 years and have three children. Originally from Hastings, they have spent the last 10 years living in the North East of England.

Between them they have over 30 years of experience working in the local community for various churches and charities. Recently this has included helping to set up and run the Hartlepool Foodbank, supporting the launch of a debt advice centre, and providing wrap around care for members of the local refugee and asylum seeker community.

They loved being part of a small active group of Christians in Hartlepool and being members of Emmanuel Church Durham (a multi-site church in County Durham) and are excited to be re-joining King's Church.

They like spontaneity and hanging out with people and four of the Wales family enjoy swimming in the sea (especially when it's rough). The other one likes being left at home with a good book and a cup of tea.

Natalie Williams

Posted by Natalie Williams


7th April 2017

Foodbank 5

Hastings Foodbank hits its five-year anniversary on Easter Monday. It was opened by King’s Church on 17 April 2012 with significant support from other churches in the town and has distributed 148,000 tonnes of food during that time, which equates to 354,578 meals.

As Paul Mann mentioned on Sunday, we have seen a 53% increase in demand over the last four months, and so we are asking church members and other churches in the town to take part in the Foodbank 5 campaign: please bring five items of food or five pounds to donate on each of the next five Sundays.

At the moment we particularly need: tinned meat, UHT milk, tinned fruit and veg, teabags, tinned rice pudding and tuna.

Gary Dyer, who is part of the foodbank core team, said: “We are really pleased that over the last five years we have been able to help literally thousands of local people who have found themselves facing a crisis situation, but this is not an anniversary to celebrate – we would prefer it if there wasn’t a need for a foodbank in Hastings at all. We’re very grateful to the people of Hastings and the surrounding areas for their incredible generosity over the last five years.”

Local people are referred to the foodbank by a number of organisations, such as the Citizens’ Advice Bureau, health visiting teams, schools, and housing associations. They can be referred for a variety of reasons, from long-term sickness to low wages and from benefit delays to debt. Many of those referred are in work, but struggling to make ends meet.

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Natalie Williams

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28th January 2017

India Update #2

The team in India are now nearing the end of their trip. Caner and Joanna Mutu have sent us a quick update about what they've been doing.

Greetings from Mumbai #2 from Hastings Community Trust on Vimeo.

Andrew Bunt

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