Traditional Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Hymn – Once in Royal David’s City” Once in royal David’s city, Stood a lowly cattle shed, Where a mother laid her Baby, In a manger for His bed: Mary was that mother mild, Jesus Christ, her little Child. He came down to earth from heaven, Who is God and Lord of all, And His … Read more

Christingle Service 2nd Sunday in Advent

Greetings  Christ has broken us out of darkness; To live in his marvellous light  Hymn – In Christ Alone Lighting the Advent Wreath Advent comes from the Latin word ‘advents’ meaning ‘Coming.’ Advent begins the church year starting four Sundays before Christmas. The season of Advent has been set aside as a time of preparation … Read more

Advent 1 Holy Communion at St John’s

Hymn – Amazing Grace Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, was blind, but now I see.  ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved; how precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed!  Through … Read more

December Magazine

December Services at Ansley Churches  3rd December Advent 1 St John’s 10.45 Holy Communion 10th December Advent 2 St Laurence’s 10.30 Christingle December 17th Advent 3 St John’s 10,30 Morning Worship   17th December Advent 3 St Laurence’s  6.30 p.m. Nine Lessons and Carols 24th December Christmas Eve St John’s  9.00 p.m. Holy Communion 25th … Read more

Marie’s December Article

December 2023  It was strange to look out of the window in November and see so many flowers still blooming, even Roses, but the birds know what time of year it is as Blue Tits and the Robin are frequenting the garden. We of a certain age all remember the Blackpool illuminations and many of … Read more

Vicar’s December message

Christmas 2023 I understand that not everyone may share this sentiment, but I sincerely hope that, as you reflect on your childhood Christmases, you are filled with joyful memories. What exactly makes Christmas so extraordinary for children? It’s about feeling special. Regardless of the ups and downs of the year, adults go out of their … Read more

Christ the King Sunday 26th November

Hymn – The Lord is King! Lift up Thy voice The Lord is King! lift up thy voice, O earth, and all ye heavens, rejoice; from world to world the joy shall ring, ‘The Lord omnipotent is King!’ The Lord is King! who then shall dare resist his will, distrust his care, or murmur at … Read more

Christmas Tree Festival 2023

This year it will be our 18th Christmas Tree Festival there will be as in past years 60 trees in the church together with the larger Remembrance Tree. All the trees will be decorated by local individuals, families, schools, businesses, or groups and organisations. The festival commences on Saturday 2nd  December and will be open … Read more

2nd Sunday before Advent

 Hymn – Thou, Whose Almighty Word Lord, your almighty Word Chaos and darkness heard, And took their flight; Hear us, we humbly pray, And where the gospel day Sheds not its glorious ray, Let there be light!  Saviour, you came to give Those who in darkness live Healing and sight, Health to the sick in … Read more

Remembrance Day service of Peace and Reconciliation

Processional hymn    (Please stand) (The wreaths are taken to the altar)  I Vow to Thee My Country I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love The love that asks no questions, the love that stands the test That lays upon the altar the … Read more