St Laurence or St Lawrence?

The way to spell St Laurence’s or St Lawrence’s has been a point of contention for many centuries. For instance, this is a reproduction of an article first published in the Parish Magazine of January 1894 : – “The Editor has been at some pains to discover the proper way of spelling the name of … Read more

Christmas Services

To celebrate the birth of our Saviour we hold: The traditional Nine Lessons and Carols Service at 6.30 on the last Sunday before Christmas Eve at St Laurence On Christmas Eve – Holy Communion at 9 p.m. at St John’s On Christmas Day – Holy Communion at 10.30 a.m. at St Laurence

Remembrance Day

The Sunday nearest 11th November (Armistice Day) know as Remembrance Day. the special service on that Morning honors all those who have served to defend our nation. Remembering those who have given their lives in the two World Wars and subsequent wars. Poppy Wreaths are brought to the altar for the duration of the service, … Read more

Ash Wednesday

This day marks the commencement of Lent. A time of penitence.  It is known as the Day of Ashes – a day of repentance, when Christians confess their sins and profess their devotion to God. During a Communion, the vicar places the ashes on a worshiper’s forehead in the shape of a cross.  

February’s Jottings

As I was researching the theme for this year’s World Day of Prayer, I remembered times when I had, in a small way, experienced church traditions in different countries or from different denominations.  I recall attending Roman Catholic services when working at a children’s holiday camp one summer.  It was interesting to hear The Lord’s … Read more

February Magazine

February Services at Ansley Churches   5th February Candlemas St John’s 10.30 a.m. Morning Worship 12th February 2nd before Lent St Laurence’s 10.30 a.m. Morning Worship 19th February 1st before Lent St John’s 10.30 a.m. Morning Worship 22nd February Ash Wednesday St Laurence’s  7.30 p.m. Holy Communion 26th February Lent 1 St Laurence’s 10.30 a.m. … Read more

Marie’s Feburary Article

  February, 2023 How did you cope with the cold weather we had last month?  It certainly was the coldest I can remember for many years, but we survived and the nights are getting just a little lighter and we can look forward to Spring. Years ago the people of Dent in the Pennines found … Read more

Memorial Service Sunday 29th January

Hymn is – Thine be the Glory, Risen, Conquering Son Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son; endless is the victory, thou o’er death hast won; angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away, kept the folded grave clothes where thy body lay. Refrain: Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son, Endless is the vict’ry, … Read more

Epiphany 3 Sunday 22nd January

Morning Prayer – Third Sunday of Epiphany – St. Laurence’s Church,  – 22nd January 2023 Hymn – How lovely on the mountains (Our God Reigns) 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 … Read more