St Lawrence Church
Stratford sub Castle

Churchwardens:      John Walsh Tel: 07913 867109
Sue Thomson Tel: 01722 782340

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will take place on the

2nd Sunday of the month

From April until October the time of Evensong will be 6pm and
between November-March the service will take place at 4pm. 
There will be no Evensong in December.




The new year will see the return of Kettle's On,
starting on Wednesday 10th January, 10.00-11.30am

These seasonal 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 anyone know.

2nd Wednesday in each month, 10.00-11.30am

13th March
Bull Barn, Avon Farm (off Woodford Valley Road - parking available)
Kindly hosted by Pam and Chris Dixon
01722 417721

10th April
2 Miller's Close, off Mill Lane
Kindly hosted by Heather & David Balston
01722 411628




Lent Prayer with an eco touch!  A 4-part series entitled

"A Stitch in Time Saves Nine"

20th and 27th February, 5th and 12th March
at 9.30am

in the Reading Room
followed by refreshments and fellowship

All welcome!




to a Lenten Lunch on

Thursday, 21st March

in the Reading Room at 12 noon


It is becoming a tradition that the Reading Room is the venue to gather together for the seasonal Lenten Lunch.

All are welcome to join in a meal of homemade soup and bread, together with cheese. There will be no charge for lunch, but we are mindful of the continuing great need in our community for the support of the Salisbury Foodbank. Thus we ask those attending, as they are able, to give a monetary donation for the work of the Foodbank. It is hoped that once again a representative of the Foodbank will join us to give a rundown on the current need in our local area.

A sign-up sheet is on the table at the back of the church or email/phone Heather Platt: (01722 416946) if you would like to book a place.

We hope you will be able to join us,

Heather Balston, Heather Platt, Veronica Uren and Carrie Walsh


Easter Lilies

At Easter we always plan to have lilies to decorate our lovely church. In the past people have made donations towards the lilies in memory of a loved one or as a kind gift and we very much hope that this will continue this year.

Donations may be made by cheque payable to St Lawrence PCC and given to the Hon Treasurer, Nigel Afford, or to either of the church wardens, John Walsh or Sue Thomson, or by Bacs to St Lawrence PCC at Lloyds Bank Salisbury, 30-91-41, Account: 01596546.

If anyone would like to join in helping with the window decorations at Easter, or for any other festival, please let me know.

Anne Nash



Revision of Church Electoral Roll

The Church Electoral Roll of St Lawrence Church will be revised by the
Parochial Church Council beginning on Sunday 31st March 2024
and ending on Sunday 28th April 2024.

If your name is on the roll you need do nothing. If you wish your name
to be added to the roll, please contact me.

Jeff Long
Electoral Roll Officer




Danielle Waters & Richard Miles - May 25th at TBC

Lizzie Lawrence & Oliver McBain - July 6th at 13.00


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




During the 10.00 Parish Communion Service on 17th March
the children of our Ordinand
and her husband will be baptised.

All are welcome to be part of this happy occasion





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. A digital version of the latest Parish Magazine can be found at:


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