Web Colour - Gold - Christmas

17 Dec 07

For our Christmas celebrations our web page changes to Gold.

The Church uses White or Gold to celebrate the Birth of Jesus and continues to celebrate Christmas until February 2nd.

White and Gold are colours of celebration. White in particular reminds us that Jesus came to give humanity the opportunity of a fresh start a new beginning. " The light shines in the darkness" wrote St. John " but the darkness has neither understood it nor extinguished it".

Will you welcome that light this Christmas? Will you let it shine in you and through you? You could not receive a better Christmas gift.


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Rev. John Langlands

 It is with great pleasure that I would like to welcome you to St Laurence.  Frances, my wife, and I have received a very warm welcome ourselves, so you will not be disappointed when you visit St Laurence.  I am also the vicar of the other churches in Ansley and Arley – St John’s, St Michael’s and St Wilfrid’s.

Being in a rural and farming area in the north part of Coventry Diocese is like coming home for us.  A number of years ago I pastored a church in rural Norfolk which was mainly surrounded by arable farms with some pigs and chickens.  The strong sense of community life was something very special.  This should be particularly valued in these days when many folk live such individual, separate and often lonely lives. 

We have just had hot off the press a visiting card which I hope reflects what our church stands for: ‘You will not walk alone.  Together we are with you on life’s journey’.  Over these next weeks, months and years, I hope we can get to know you better and that you will find Frances and myself not just ‘churchy’ people but friends as well, who enjoy life and plenty of laughter!