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HOLY WEEK SERVICES

 

Sunday 14th April

10.00am Palm Sunday Procession & Family Communion (gathering at school 9.40am)

Thursday 18th April

7.30pm Maundy Thursday Benefice Service at St. Francis

Friday 19th April

2.00pm Good Friday Final Hour service of reflection

3.30pm Easter Garden making

Sunday 21st April

10.00am Easter Sunday Family Communion & Easter egg hunt

6.00pm Evensong

 


 

ANZAC DAY

THURSDAY 25TH APRIL

 

There will be a short service of remembrance at 11.00am.  We will meet in the church then process, weather permitting, to the WW1 Commonwealth War Graves in the churchyard where 26 Australian soldiers, one Australian nurse and five New Zealand soldiers are buried.

During the service, the children from Stratford School will lay posies on the graves of the Anzac soldiers and a wreath will be laid at the Cross of Sacrifice.

 


 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW BENEFICE VICAR

It has been announced that the new Benefice Vicar of Salisbury, St. Francis and St. Lawrence Stratford sub Castle will be Rev'd Canon Jean de Garis.

The licensing service will be conducted by the Bishop of Ramsbury at St. Francis on

16th May at 7.00pm

 


 

KETTLE'S ON

COFFEE MORNINGS

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
10.00-11.30am

 

April 10th - 1 Castle Keep
Kindly hosted by Lynne Pender

 


 

ST. LAWRENCE CHURCH APCM

 

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) will be held at

The Reading Room

on Sunday 28th April 2019 at 3.00pm

Doors open at 2.30pm for tea and coffee

All are welcome at this meeting.  Please come along - reports will be available covering all the aspects of the work at St. Lawrence, together with a chance to meet the many people involved.

 


 

LENT SEASON 2019

ALABARÉ LENTEN LUNCHES

We will be offering light lunches during Lent, on the same lines as last year.  All proceeds will go to Alabaré, to assist homeless people and ex-service veterans in difficulties.  Following a short introduction on the work of Alabaré, lunch will be served as a simple bowl of soup with bread and cheese and a glass of water.  Retiring donations will be invited, to go towards our community's continued support for Alabaré.

Lenten lunches will be at "Avonlea", to be served from midday on five Wednesdays:

13th, 20th & 27th March and 3rd & 10th April.

Avonlea is placed two houses past St. Lawrence Close in the Salisbury direction, with a green wooden fence.  A sign-up sheet will be placed at the back of church, or call Veronica & Ted Uren on 01722 331766.

 


 

ST. LAWRENCE LENT MORNING PRAYER

In the chancel on six Tuesday mornings in March and April:

12th, 19th & 26th March and 2nd, 9th & 16th April

at 9.45 - 10.30am

including time for fellowship and coffee.

A time to listen, to participate, to pray and to reflect.  All welcome.

 


 

 

The April Evensong will be on Sunday 21st April

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 28th April

at 10.00am in the Reading Room.

 

 

 

                  

 


 

FORTHCOMING MARRIAGES AT ST. LAWRENCE

                                     

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

 

Saturday 6th July at 3pm - Rebecca Hilliard & Nicholas Harding

Saturday 3rd August at 12 noon - Emma Roberts & Samuel King

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

1 John 4:16

                          


 

FORTHCOMING BAPTISMS

 

Sunday 26th May at 3pm - Edwin Cooper

 

 


  

PRAYER BEARS FOR BAPTISM CHILDREN

 

    

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