1st Report Christmas Tree Festival 2022

Christmas Tree Festival 2022 Two of the early entries in our visitor’s book: “Amazing – Hard Work & Brilliant Thought in All” “Stunning display of trees, Thank you for a lovely experience!” This is a short report of the Christmas Tree Festival after just one weekend. It has been good to have the first ‘normal’ … Read more

Advent 2 Sunday 4th December

Morning Service for Second Sunday in Advent from St. John’s – 4th December 2022 Before we start today’s service, there is a messages we would like you to read and pray about the Interregnum:-: A meeting has been arranged for Tuesday 13th December for the Archdeacon to speak to the church representatives about the position … Read more

Marie’s December Article

“Are you ready for Christmas?”  This was a question by a newspaper magazine at the beginning of November.   I don’t think many people would say yes at that time.  My answer would be, “Are we ever ready for Christmas”?  Years ago you didn’t start even thinking about Christmas until December.  Children made lists and then … Read more

December Magazine

December  Services at Ansley Churches    4th December Advent 2 St John’s 10.30 a.m. Morning Worship 11th December Advent 3 St Laurence’s 10.30 a.m. Christingle 18th December Advent 4 St John’s 10.30 a.m. Morning Worship 18th December Advent 4 St Laurence’s   6.30 p.m. Carol Service 24th December Christmas Eve St John’s   9.00 p.m. … Read more

December Jottings

Before starting to write this December’s jottings, I looked back at my jottings for December 2021, which referred to Christmas 2020, when I was unable, like so many others, to spend Christmas with family.  As I looked towards Christmas 2021, I was anticipating a family get together, though without the normal contingent from France.  As … Read more

Advent Sunday – 27th November

Before we start today’s service, there is a messages we would like you to read and pray about:-There is to be a meeting on December 13th withe Parish Representatives and the Archdeacon to seek our way forward. Please continue to pray for a new leader for our parishes Thank you. ***************************************** Lighting of the Advent … Read more

A Prayer for the Christmas Tree Festival

Dear Lord, As we approach our Christmas Tree Festival, with all the many preparations, may we remember to pause and think about all the wonderful gifts you have given to make our lives easier. We are so grateful to you and thank you for this festival that brings so many to the church, leaving grateful … Read more

Christ the King Sunday 20th November

Morning Service for Christ the King from St. John’s – Before we start today’s service, there is a message we would like you to read and pray about:- We are sorry to announce that there were no applicants from our latest advert. There is to be a meeting on 13th December to discuss the best … Read more

Remembrance Sunday 13th November

Hymn – Eternal Father, Strong to Save Eternal Father, strong to save, Whose arm hath bound the restless wave, Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep Its own appointed limits keep; Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee, For those in peril on the sea!  O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard And hushed their … Read more