Weekend update 1610.20

16 Oct 20

Dear church family members, 

I hope you are managing to keep strong and as healthy as possible.

As the regulations may seem to be coming more stringent, it is more

important than ever to keep our eyes firmly fixed on the things above.

Tomorrow, Saturday, is the wedding I am taking of Chris and Alex at St Laurence

which can only have 15 guests in attendance. 

Frances and myself are on holiday now until we see you next Sunday

at St Laurence.    

This Sunday is  joint benefice service at St Wilfrid's at 10.30am

Churchwarden John, and assistant churchwarden, Vic have everything in hand!

On a personal note: please can you remember in prayer my mother, Rita, aged 94, who hasn't got long to live

and is still in her home at present.  She has cancer and heart problems.  She still speaks and asks after those

of you she has met when she came to the Flower festivals and Christmas tree festivals in previous years. 

Thank you all for your ongoing support, help and hard work for the Lord.

Do take care and have good a day and weekend of blessing, uplift and peace. 



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Rev. John Langlands

 Rev. John Langanlds 

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 Curate 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!

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