St Laurence Churchyard – A Continuing Place of Peace

We know that you will be reading this leaflet at a difficult and sad time. We have produced it to help you make the right choice for your loved one and to ensure that St. Laurence’s churchyard remains a beautiful place of peace for years to come. For a variety of reasons there are a number … Read more

Sunday 20th 3rd Sunday of Lent

Before we start today’s service, there are two messages we would like you to read and pray about. Firstly Bishop Christopher writes: “I write to you from the Houses of Parliament. I have been here all week. The Ukrainian Crisis has been a constant theme. Each day I’ve led prayers in the House of Lords, … Read more

March Magazine

Please see below an update on church services for March 2022 (As at 25th February 2022) The government has now published its Guidance on Living with COVID-19. (See www.gov.uk) Guidance for staff and students in most educational establishments and childcare settings to undertake twice weekly asymptomatic testing was removed on 21st February. Since Thursday 24th February people in … Read more

Marie’s March Article

It was unbelievable at the end of January to see Greek Islands, as well as the mainland of Greece and Turkey, covered with thick snow.  It seems as if the weather is going haywire.  We also in this country have had some strange weather as during January we had little rain, no snow or ice … Read more

Interregnum

The Diocese of Coventry has recommended, after consultation with the Churchwardens of Ansley, Arley, Corley and Fillongley, that these parishes should advertise for one full time incumbent.  The Benefice of Ansley and Arley will be half time as will the Benefice of Corley and Fillongley.  Each PCC has appointed one representative to join the short … Read more

March Ansley Jottings

I have decided to share a letter from Bishop Christopher with you this month.  It was sent to all Clergy, Readers and Churchwardens on 24th February with a request to share it more widely. Bishop Christopher writes; “I write to you from the Houses of Parliament.  I have been here all week.  The Ukrainian Crisis has … Read more

Christmas Tree Festival 2021 Report

A member of the congregation wrote a poem for the Carol Service which finished the Christmas Tree Festival. This so sums up this year’s event. CHRISTMAS 2021 Oh what a terrible year we’ve just had And perhaps next year won’t be quite so bad With prophets of doom saying covid is here Don’t procrastinate, vaccinate … Read more

Our Buildings

Ansley Church has four buildings. The ancient Church of St Laurence at Church End First built in the mists of time with many alterations and interesting features added over the centuries. Set in a rural landscape, the 2 1/2 acre churchyard it is “A place where people can come and find great solace.” The Annexe … Read more

Christmas Tree Festival

After the very different virtual festival in 2020  we are planning that our 16th Christmas Tree Festival will be will be ‘almost’ back to it’s usual format. We will for obvious reasons have to make some adjustments to ensure everyone feels safe, but feel sure that visitors will continue to be amazed at the ingenuity … Read more