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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


March 11th - 1 Castle Keep, SP1 3LF
Kindly hosted by Lynne & Bill Pender

April 8th - Farthing Cottage, Stratford Road, SP1 3LB
Kindly hosted by Gwynneth & Noel James




Our Evensong Service in February will be on

Sunday 16th 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


Family Fellowship in January will be on

Sunday 23rd February at 10.00am

in the Reading Room

"Shrove Tuesday"




Benefice Holy Communion

at St. Lawrence Church

Wednesday 26th February 7.30pm

All welcome



The Friends of St. Lawrence Church presents

"How Stonemasonry Helped Save My Life"

An illustrated talk by Henry Gray, stone carver, artist and local resident

Friday 28th February 2020

7.30pm start

in the Reading Room, Stratford sub Castle, SP1 3LL

£10 members/£12 non-members

includes wine, soft drinks & nibbles

Tickets from Rosemary Winson 01722 325183

Under 16s free (if accompanied by a paying adult)
No unaccompanied children




Lucy Barham & Shayne Chaney - 15th May

Anne McVann & Paul Rogers - 6th June
Dawn Wickham & Linsley Anthony - 27th June

Shirley Baker & James Fulton - 4th July
Emma Crozier & Matthew Coombs - 22nd August
Louisa Judd & Paul Futcher - 26th September

Please pray for these couples 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