The infamy of Aleister Crowley – it’s not just in Hastings where The Great Beast still casts his shadow

There’s nothing like a ghost story for Christmas so we thought we’d bring you one and who better to focus on than The Great Beast the man who put a curse on Hastings – Aleister Crowley. We wrote a feature all about Crowley earlier this year and you can find it here… https://www.hastingsinfocus.co.uk/2020/07/28/crowleys-curse-you-can-check-out-any-time-you-like-but-you-can-never-leave/ Crowley spent […]

A Meditation for Christmas

“Let us go now to Bethlehem” (Luke 2.15) A Meditation for Christmas By The Rev Paul Hunt Part-time priest-in-charge of St. Clement’s and All Saints in Hastings Old Town. It is Christmas once again. Each year, in our hearts and in our minds, we go to Bethlehem. But why do we make our annual pilgrimage? Is it […]

A Christmas unlike any other?

Christmas 2020 will most certainly be unlike any other Christmas in our experience.  In the Old Town our Carol Service has been cancelled because congregational singing is not allowed. Our ‘Midnight Mass’ at All Saints is now at 7pm because we cannot ensure the social distancing necessary for the larger congregation that a midnight service attracts. The […]

Falling in love with the everyday objects around us

Celebrating the objects we love will be the theme of an exhibition at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery early in the new year. The Looking at Things project has been developed by ExploreTheArch theatre company with students from Hastings and Bexhill Mencap. The students have been exploring the relationship between themselves and the objects that […]

The Stables prepares to open its doors on December season of shows

The Stables is planning for its re-opening for its December season on Sunday (Dec 6th).  Local artists Steve Scott, Heather Alexander, Claire Bolt, Orion Powell and Mike Keegan take the roles in It’s a Wonderful Life on Sunday, Dec 6th with Natalie Roberts and Helen Ward-Jackson in Leading Ladies, on Tuesday Dec 8th, Thursday 10th […]

Christians or not we all need hope and hope comes in different ways

Each Sunday during the current Covid-19 lockdown, while churches and places of worship have been forced put a halt to congregational worship, The Reverend Paul Hunt, priest-in-charge in Hastings Old Town, has offered some words of support and an opportunity for the community to reflect on the challenges we face. Next Sunday congregational worship will resume and […]