Hastings remembers His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

A simple statement from the Royal household yesterday announced the death of The Duke of Edinburgh: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.  “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. “Further announcements […]

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 […]

All the lonely people – why we’re all potential Eleanor Rigbys

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, will offer some words of support and an opportunity for the community to reflect on the challenges we face. There is, I am told, a woman […]

Where is God in the pandemic? The theology behind a fleeting George Street conversation

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, will offer some words of support and an opportunity for the community to reflect on the challenges we face. It was in a locked-down George Street […]

To live peaceably with all – Quarry Road’s band of brothers

I suspect that most shoppers at ESK in Cambridge Road are unaware that this was once the site of the ABC Cinema.  Older Hastings residents will also remember the Orion Cinema, also in Cambridge Road, and the Gaiety, now the Odeon in Queens Road and the Curzon in Norman Road, St Leonards, now happily resurrected […]