Lent 1 Sunday 18th February

Hymn – On Jordon’s Bank On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry Announces that the Lord is nigh; Come, then, and hearken, for he brings Glad tidings from the King of kings! Then cleansed be every breast from sin; Make straight the way for God within; Prepare we in our hearts a home, Where such a … Read more

Ash Wednesday Service

The Gathering In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. All:   Amen. The Greeting Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you All:  and also with you. Introduction Brothers and sisters in Christ, since early days Christians have observed with great devotion … Read more

Next before Lent Sunday 11th February Morning Worship

Morning Prayer for the First Sunday Before Lent – Hymn – Let There Be Love Shared Among Us Sung twice Preparation The night has passed, and the day lies open before us; let us pray with one heart and mind. Grace mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with … Read more

Candlemass ServiceSunday 4th February

We say together The light and peace of Jesus Christ be with you All: And also with you. Hymn – Morning Has Broken The Lord bless you Dear friends: forty days ago we celebrated the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Now we recall the day on which He was presented in the temple, when … Read more

Memorial Service Sunday 28th January

Hymn is – The Day Thou Gravest Lord is Ended The day you gave us, Lord, is ended, the darkness falls at your behest; to you our morning hymns ascended, your praise shall sanctify our rest. We thank you that your church, unsleeping while earth rolls onward into light, through all the world her watch … Read more

Epiphany 3 Sunday 21st January

Hymn – I Watch the Sun Rise I watch the sunrise Shine through the clouds Warming the earth below And at the midday –life seems to say I feel your brightness near me  I watch the sunset fading away, lighting the clouds with sleep. And as the evening closes its eyes, I feel your presence … Read more

Epiphany 2 Sunday 14th January

Hymn – Morning Has Broken Preparation The night has passed, and the day lies open before us; let us pray with one heart and mind. Grace mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you All: And also with you. This is the day that the Lord has made. … Read more

Rev, Gail’s Message

Happy New Year!  I wonder what your hopes and expectations are for 2024.  What are you feeling drawn towards as the door opens on another year, another new beginning? At our Christmas services the popular carol, ‘The First Nowell’, was sung once again – a carol which invites us to focus on the outsiders who … Read more

Marie’s January Article

January 2024  When you read this, Christmas will be over and it is now the start of a new year.  2023 was a year to remember, not always in a good way, as from start to end there was the loss of our Queen, war in Ukraine, the fuel crisis and political tumult followed by … Read more

January Magazine

January Services at Ansley Churches  7th January Epiphany St John’s 10.45 Holy Communion 14th January Epiphany 2 St Laurence’s (Annexe) 10.30 Morning Worship   21st January Epiphany 3 St John’s 10,30 Morning Worship   28th January Epiphany 4 St Laurence’s (Church) 10.30 Memorial Service  From the Registers No entries this month.  Memorial Service This year’s … Read more