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Beginning on Tuesday 1st January at 9.30am,
we will be holding a monthly service of morning prayer on the
first Tuesday of every month. 
This will be a said service, will include a reflection and will be followed
by tea and coffee afterwards. 
During the seasons of Lent and Advent,
morning prayer will continue to be said weekly on a Tuesday morning,
as has been the custom.

We very much hope that a good number of you will be able to join us for this short, monthly service and take the opportunity to pray for our community, ourselves
and our world in union with the global church.





These coffee mornings are organised by the congregation of St. Lawrence church
for the whole village community.  It is a chance to meet one another, especially newcomers to the area, in a friendly and informal way. 
Just come and go as you please, there is no need to let people know.

2nd Wednesday in each month

January 9th - Bull Barn, Avon Farm
SP4 6AE (over Stratford Bridge)

Kindly hosted by Pam & Chris Dixon

February 13th - The School House
Stratford Road, SP1 3LL

Kindly hosted by Carrie & John Walsh

March 13th - Horseshoes
Stratford Road, SP1 3LH

Kindly hosted by Mary Todd

April 10th - High Gables
The Portway, Stratford, SP1 3LD

Kindly hosted by Karen & Andy Baxter




The January Evensong will be on Sunday 20th January

at 6.00pm

Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord;

and by your great mercy

defend us from all perils and dangers of this night;

for the love of thy only Son,

our saviour Jesus Christ. Amen



Family Fellowship in The Reading Room


The next Family Fellowship will be on

Sunday 27th January

at 10.00am in the Reading Room.

 The theme will be "Creating Peace".








Please pray for this couple as they begin this new chapter in their lives.

God is love, and those who live in love live in God and God lives in them.

1 John 4:16












We give a knitted Prayer Bear to every child baptised at St. Lawrence. If you would like to knit one from a simple pattern or know someone else who would enjoy creating one, please contact Heather Balston for details - 01722 411628.


Our Parish Magazine also contains many interesting news items and articles