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Prayer for the new Incumbent of the Benefice

There will be a special service, as part of the cycle of gatherings in the benefice, on

Tuesday 16th October

between 10.30 and 11.15am at

St. Lawrence church

to augment the advertisement for our new incumbent.



Our Saviour

A cantata for choir and congregation

composed by Harry Brockway, well known Salisbury organist and choirmaster

Performed by St. Thomas' Church choir under the musical directorship of John Dempster

St. Lawrence Church

Saturday 20th October at 7.30pm

Free admission with a retiring collection in aid of The Friends of St. Lawrence and

"Living Water Africa", with tickets available from Jeff Long (01722 324421)

Refreshments in the Reading Room afterwards





The October Evensong will be on Sunday 21st October

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




The Old Sarum Landscapes Project

An illustrated talk by Alex Langlands, Kris Strutt and Dom Barker

St. Lawrence church

Friday 26th October at 7.30pm

Tickets from Terry Ereira 01722 501480

£10 members/£12 non-members to include a free drink & nibbles



Christmas Box Appeal 2018

Bring joy to a life this Christmas

For a number of years now, members of our community and the congregation of
St. Lawrence church have donated Christmas boxes to the Trussell Trust appeal. This year the appeal is being organised by the Foundation for Social Change and Inclusion - FSCI.

By supporting the FSCI Christmas Box appeal you can transform Christmas for someone who would otherwise have nothing.  For many vulnerable children and families in south east Europe, Christmas serves as a reminder of their isolation and poverty.  The work of the FSCI also helps to prevent modern slavery.

A leaflet can be picked up from the back of the church or visit where you will find ideas of what to put in your box.  Your box could be for a woman, man, girl or boy (different age groups).  Leaflets and labels can also be printed off.

We plan to deliver the boxes to the FSCI on Monday 5th November, so please bring your box to church on

Sunday 21st or 28th October, or not later than 4th November

If you miss this date, you can take it to FSCI (UK) c/o The Trussell Trust on the Ashley Road trading estate, Ashley Road, by the latest 20th November.

Full instructions are also available from Heather Balston, tel: 411628 or



Family Fellowship in The Reading Room


Family Fellowship in October will be on

Sunday 28th October

at 10.00am in the Reading Room.

 The theme will be "Remembrance".








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




Casper Alexander Aksel Hayes on 7th October

Teddy Hall on 10th November

Avah Maple on 25th November







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