Mid week update

10 Nov 20

Dear fellow travellers upon life's highway, 

I hope you are keeping as well as possible. 

Please find attached  the following as we are in the week of Remembrance:

A full remembrance service in separate page.

Info regarding the 80th anniversary of the Coventry Blitz on 14th November 1940I will be sending out our Sunday service for 15th November later in the week 

Do take care and may you have much blessing this week. 


PS. Thank you for your ongoing prayers - so very greatly appreciated especially at this time.

80th anniversary of the 1940 Coventry Blitz

Two online events will take place to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Coventry Blitz on the 14th November.

On Saturday 14th November Dean John will lead the Litany of Reconciliation at 12 noon which can be viewed on the Cathedral's Facebook page. 

Secondly, the Lord Mayor’s Peace Committee have put together a half-hour documentary on the bombing which we will be including in a pre-recorded service featuring contributions from the Lord Mayor, the Lord-Lieutenant of West Midlands, the Bishop, the Dean, CCN Partners from around the world and the Cathedral Choir. This will be broadcast on the Cathedral’s Facebook page on Saturday from 7 pm and made available earlier in the day on the Cathedral’s YouTube page.  An audio version available via a telephone service on Saturday – 02476 939700


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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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