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LICENSING OF SARAH

AS ASSISTANT RURAL DEAN

There will be a short service on

Sunday 9th December

at 3.00pm

licensing Sarah as Assistant Rural Dean.

The Archdeacon of Sarum will be leading this service and refreshments will follow.

ALL WELCOME

 


 

St. Lawrence Advent Morning Prayer Space

When there will be a reflection based on "The Art of Advent" by Jane Williams. 
Each session will use one of the paintings explored by Jane Williams
guiding us through Advent.

Three Tuesday mornings in December:

4th December / 11th December / 18th December

9.30-10.15am

Including time for fellowship and coffee

All Welcome

 


 

 Church Christmas Tree and Decorations

Our church Christmas tree will be going up on
Saturday 15th December at 10.00am.

It would be wonderful (and very much appreciated) if members of our congregation could bring along just one decoration (two if you wish!) on
2nd or 9th December
to adorn our tree. 
Also, if you would like to help put the tree up, we would be very pleased to see you
on the 15th December.

Thanking you very much in anticipation of your help.

Harry Brockway

 


 

MORNING PRAYER

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.

 


 

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

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".

 

 

                  

 


 

FORTHCOMING MARRIAGES AT ST. LAWRENCE

                                     

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

                          


 

FORTHCOMING BAPTISMS

 

 

 

 


  

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.


 

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