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2019 Christmas Box Appeal

Everyone loves to receive a present at Christmas, but for many vulnerable children and families in Southeast Europe Christmas serves as a reminder of their isolation and poverty. 
By supporting FSCI's (Foundation for Social Change and Inclusion) 2019 Christmas box appeal you can help to spread joy to thousands of people, fight poverty and prevent modern slavery.

Leaflets are available at the back of church,
or visit
where you will find ideas on what to put in your box.  Your box could be for a woman, man, or girls and boys of different age groups (they always need more boxes for men and older boys).

We plan to deliver the boxes to the FSCI on Monday 4th November

so please bring your box to church on

Sunday 20th or 27th October, or not later than 3rd November

If you miss this date, boxes can be dropped off by 22nd November at the latest -
check for the location of drop off points at

Enjoy making up your boxes!

Heather Balston



On Sunday 3rd November

at 3.00pm

There will be a Benefice All Souls' Service at

St. Francis Church

when we will remember and give thanks for those who have died.

During this service, the names of loved ones who have departed will be read out.  Please contact Rev'd Canon Jean de Garis if you would like anyone included.


or telephone:  01722 334214



Remembrance Time at St. Lawrence

Our traditional Remembrance Sunday Service will be on

Sunday 10th November, at 10.00am

Please join us to remember all those whose lives were taken away
in service of our country.




Our Evensong Service in October will be on

Sunday 20th 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 will be on Sunday 27th October

10.00am in the Reading room

"All Souls' Day"







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

Saturday 19th October at 1pm - Sarah Watson & David Woollatt

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