June Magazine

27 May 18

St Laurence Services
Sunday    3rd Trinity 1 10.30 a.m.  Ordinary Time Screen
  6.30 p.m. Holy Communion
Sunday  10th Trinity 2 10.30 a.m. Morning Worship
  6.30 p.m. Evensong
Sunday  17th Trinity 3 10.30 a.m. Holy Communion
  6.30 p.m. Holy Communion
Sunday  24th Trinity 4 10.30 a.m. Holy Communion
  6.30 p.m. Evensong

St John’s Church Hall Ansley Common Services
Sunday    3rd Trinity 1                 10.30 a.m. Family Service
Sunday  10th Trinity 2                 10.30 a.m. Family Service/ Girl's Brigade
Sunday  17th Trinity 3                 10.30 a.m. Family Service
Sunday  24th Trinity 4                 10.30 a.m. Holy Communion
Please Note
The general pattern for the morning service at St Laurence’s will be changing, starting this month.  The first Sunday of the month will be a screen service. The second Sunday will be Morning Worship or a screen service following the seasons of the church’s year.  Then the third and fourth Sundays will both be Holy Communion.  The pattern for evening services remains the same, as shown in the table above. 

From the Registers
Calista Liberty Marie Hart celebrated her baptism on Sunday, 15th April, supported by her parents, Adam and Emma, her Godparents, family and friends.

Leighton Kenny Hill celebrated his baptism on Sunday 22nd April, supported by his parents, Michael and Samantha, his Godparents, family and friends.

We ask God’s blessing on Calista and Leighton as they set out on the path of faith, and on their parents and Godparents.

(The editor apologises for spelling Calista’s surname incorrectly in last month’s magazine.)

The funeral of Clifford Webb, aged 83, took place at St Laurence’s church on Thursday 
26th April.  His wife, children, grandchildren, many other family members and friends gathered to celebrate his life and to share their memories.
He was known to all as Cliff.  He spent time in the forces as an engineer and, when he left, he continued to work in engineering.  While travelling to their honeymoon destination, he and his wife missed a connection thus spending their honeymoon night at Waterloo station!  They would have celebrated sixty years of marriage this October.
He was a keen angler and spent many hours fishing with his son, Jonathon.
Cliff loved to keep his lawn immaculate and used his vast array of tools to make and mend many items.
Cliff, along with his son’s ashes, was buried in Ansley churchyard.
We offer our heartfelt condolences to Cliff’s wife, his three daughters and his grandchildren.

St John’s Bingo
You are warmly invited to a session of Bingo at St John’s Hall, Ansley Common, on Monday 11th June at 7.00 p.m. 

Coffee Morning with Bring and Buy
Marie and Dave Cove invite you to 28, Nuthurst Crescent on Wednesday 13th June, between 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon for a chat, tea, coffee, cakes and the opportunity to bring,, buy or both!  Weather permitting, visitors will be able to sit outside and enjoy their beautiful garden.  Money raised will be sent to the charity, Child Line.

Bell Ringers
A team of visiting ringers will be at St Laurence’s church on Saturday 23rd June between 2.15 and 3.00 p.m.  You will be welcome to go along and listen to them.

A Trip to Southport
Places are still available and open to villagers from Ansley and Ansley Common.
Arley Village Day Trip Saturday 7th July
Not only does Southport have a beautiful sandy beach, but also boasts the oldest iron pier in the country, standing for over 150 years. A trip on the Pier Tram to the Pavilion with antique penny slot machines, traditional seaside amusements and rides for the little ones, plus a stop for some fish and chips - means there’s no chance the children will get bored!
And if you like shopping, the town centre features England’s longest shopping street – Lord Street. There’s something about a coach trip to the seaside with good friends from your local community.  Please join us.
DEPART Southport at 17.30 pm
ADULT:(16+) £20.00, CHILD (Below 16) £15
To book please contact Denise: 01676 541916

From the PCC
The requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation, coming into force on 25th May, were discussed at a recent meeting.  A data privacy notice has been prepared detailing how your personal data is processed, stored and retained.  A copy will be placed in each building, in the folder beside the First Aid box.  You will be asked to sign a form if personal data may be included on the church website or in the magazine.  
To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the PCC Secretary at St Laurence’s church.   More about the regulation can be found by searching GDPR May 2018, or by contacting the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.

Work will be starting sometime this summer on repairing the ground gutters at the base of the church walls.  The repairs will need to be done with the correct materials and before frosts return.  Donations towards this work would be much appreciated.

Diocesan Centenary
The Diocese of Coventry welcomed the Archbishop of Canterbury early in May as part of the celebrations marking the Centenary of the Diocese.  Justin Welby was ordained in Coventry Cathedral in 1992, was a curate in Nuneaton and a rector in Southam.  He also served at Coventry Cathedral and became Canon for Reconciliation Ministry, so his visit was to an area he knew well.
During his visit met faith leaders from across the city, met refugees and asylum seekers in Hillfields, discussed end of life matters with members of South Warwickshire NHS Trust, met patients and staff at George Eliot Hospital, visited a working farm in south Warwickshire, visited schools and colleges, meeting children, students and teachers.
He spent a day at the Centenary Festival, joining in activities and chatting to people.  The announcement that the Cathedral no longer requires visitors to pay an entrance fee was warmly received.  Donations can be given instead.
Members of our church attended a service at All Saints Church, Coton, where Archbishop Justin put his prepared script to one side and spoke informally to the people gathered there, asking them all to help in the mission of the church.
Further details about the visit can be found on the Coventry Diocese website and also details of other events planned for this special year. 

The church wardens and members of the PCC offer the Reverend John Langlands and his wife Frances a very warm welcome to Ansley Parish.  He will be the curate in charge of the Benefice of Arley and Ansley and can be referred to as the vicar, or John!  (We do have more than one John around!)
He will not be living in the Benefice, but can be contacted by phone on 07588664962 or 02476675236, or by e-mail at jlanglands@sky.com.  General information about St Laurence’s and St John’s can be found at www.ansleychurch.org .   These details will be on the front cover of the magazine each month.
 We ask God to bless John, Frances and all in Ansley Parish, that their walk with us through life’s journey may help us all to grow in faith and share mutual support and encouragement. Amen. 
Prayer Requests
If you would like someone or a particular situation remembered in prayer at our Sunday Services, both at St. Laurence’s and at St. John’s, please hand the slip below to a member of the church congregation or contact a warden.  Phone numbers are on the front cover of this magazine.  Please remember that a visit can be arranged to anyone who is sick, but the wardens do need to know, so again please ring.

Please pray for ……………………………who is………………....................................

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Flower Festival Preparations

The preparations for the Flower Festival are now gaining pace, work in the churchyard and the surrounding area is progressing well. The orders for the flowers are now in and a lot of behind the scenes work is now underway.  ...


Personal Profile
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!