Gift Aid

20 Oct 15

Gift Aid

In April 2000 the “Gift Aid” scheme was launched to help charities gain as much benefit as possible from their donors gifts.

I am pleased to report that Ansley up to September 2018 has received  £73,108.72 which has, over the years been a “Life saver” on more than one occasion. Could you consider being a Gift Aider – not necessarily on a regular basis? Some people just give only at Flower Festival and Christmas Tree Festival times. These small totals – anything from just £1 inside a suitably signed pink envelope, found just inside the church door, will be gratefully received – and if you wish your gift to be used for Fabric Fund, or Churchyard Fund it only has to be specified.

 

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FinanceGod has been very good to us. By the end of the year we had not been able to pay £1080.40 of the parish share. However by the time of the PCC meeting on the 22nd January we had received a very generous anonymous donatio...

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Rev. John Langlands

 It is with great pleasure that I would like to welcome you to St Laurence.  Frances, my wife, and I have received a very warm welcome ourselves, so you will not be disappointed when you visit St Laurence.  I am also the vicar of the other churches in Ansley and Arley – St John’s, St Michael’s and St Wilfrid’s.

Being in a rural and farming area in the north part of Coventry Diocese is like coming home for us.  A number of years ago I pastored a church in rural Norfolk which was mainly surrounded by arable farms with some pigs and chickens.  The strong sense of community life was something very special.  This should be particularly valued in these days when many folk live such individual, separate and often lonely lives. 

We have just had hot off the press a visiting card which I hope reflects what our church stands for: ‘You will not walk alone.  Together we are with you on life’s journey’.  Over these next weeks, months and years, I hope we can get to know you better and that you will find Frances and myself not just ‘churchy’ people but friends as well, who enjoy life and plenty of laughter!