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Web Colour - Purple - Lent

The colour is Purple The season is Lent – 40 days (excluding Sundays). It begins with Ash Wednesday and ends at sunset on Easter Eve.The church began to observe these 40 days as a period of preparation for Baptism at Easter for new converts and for wel...

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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!

Rev John's February Jottings

Rev John’s Jottings      How can we age with grace? How can we inspire others? Those two questions were in my mind after I heard President Biden’s inaugural speech on 20th January, because it came as a surprise to me that the new President of America is 78 years old! What was also very ins...

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