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

Epiphany Sunday Holy Communion 7th January

Hymn – As With Gladness, Men of Old As with gladness, men of old Did the guiding star behold As with joy they hailed its light Leading onward, beaming bright So, most glorious Lord, may we Evermore be led to Thee. As with joyful steps they sped To that lowly manger bed There to bend … Read more

Christmas Tree Festival 2023 Report

Seen on Face Book “The best ever Christmas Tree Festival”. The author of this comment is unknown but it was mentioned many times by visitors to this year’s festival. More than anything the weather has had an impact on this year’s festival. On Monday 27th when the trees were due to arrive it pour with … Read more

Christmas Day Holy Communion at St Laurence

Hymn – O Come, All Ye Faithful O come, all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem; Come and behold Him, Born the King of Angels; Chorus: O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord. Sing, … Read more