TO KNOW GOD AND TO MAKE GOD KNOWN
Also, please join us for our online service each Sunday – and hear familiar voices. The link currently is: https://slfchurch.org/trinity-17-on and is also displayed on our Facebook page.
We continue to follow Church of England guidelines closely, accepting that there will be restrictions in place for quite some time to come. Current advice is that face coverings must be used in church. As you probably all know by now, seating in church has been re-arranged to comply with social distancing requirements, reducing numbers who can attend. To help us to manage this, please contact Betty Rutter: email@example.com or phone her after 10am if you would like to reserve a place at next week’s service. (Please do so by Friday evening at the latest)
Many thanks for your continued prayers, patience and support at this unpredictable time.
Father, during this time of uncertainty may your Church be a sign of hope, comfort and love to all.
Grant peace, grant comfort, grant healing.
Be with us, Lord. Amen.
Until 2019, lots of things traditionally happened here in Frodsham to commemorate Remembrance. But in 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has changed all that.
Here’s what will be happening this year
The town event which is usually held on the hill at 11am cannot take place this year.
Instead, Rev Elaine and Rev Andrew Emison have prepared an Act of Remembrance which includes other church ministers, the Town Council, our schools and members of the community. This will be pre-recorded and will include the reading of all the names, the two minutes silence etc.
It will be available to watch on the day on our various websites, Facebook pages and YouTube.
Due to restricted “safe seating” in St Laurence Church we are unable to invite the usual organisations to attend. The service at 10am will be dedicated to Remembrance but will not include the reading of the names etc.
Covid-19 restrictions mean that booking is essential for all our services – please do not just turn up on the day. If you would like to reserve a place please email Betty Rutter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any organisation wishing to lay a wreath at the War memorial in St Laurence churchyard is invited to do so after 12 noon on November 8th. Please comply with current social distancing rules.
At 11am on Remembrance Sunday or Armistice Day please join with us from your own homes to remember those who died in war, using the following prayer:
- Look at your poppy or hold it in the palm of your hand:
Poppies are bright and cheerful flower. Give thanks to God for the lives of those who have died in war, remembering the joy they brought to families and friends, and all the good things they did for their home and country.
- Then look at the red petals:
Red reminds us of danger and harm. Ask God to be close to those who still face danger each day, to give courage to the armed forces, and compassion to all who help others.
- Place your whole hand over your poppy:
Poppies are fragile and need to be handled gently. God cares for those who are hurting and those who are sad. Ask God to comfort all who are grieving the loss of someone they love.
- Finally place a finger on the centre of the poppy:
Ask God to help you play your part in working for peace in the world.
We are a warm, welcoming and inclusive Church of England congregation in the small market town of Frodsham. We belong to Inclusive Church and welcome all people to our services. Normally, our church is open in daylight hours on most days but currently it is more limited - please see the notice above. You are most welcome to visit
We have a Church School which you can link to here.
Normally, we are a church which likes to offer Communion as many times as we can to help those with busy lives.
Our communion services in normal times:
Sunday 8am (spoken)
Sunday 10am (sung)
Tuesday 7pm (spoken)
Wed'day 10am (spoken)
Thursday 11am Parish Hall
Sunday evenings we have a BCP Evensong service at 6.30pm.
If you wish to make a donation to St Laurence Church you can do so here.
The work of our church is reliant on people’s generosity, a generosity that is a hallmark of a lived-out faith and a testament to it. We give to our church in a variety of ways but, in the current circumstances, we cannot receive all the gifts that we usually would, so we really need your help now.
Each year we support a different charity and fundraise for them. Sometimes it is an overseas charity and sometimes it is a local or national charity.
This year we are supporting the local charity Stick 'n' Step.
At St Laurence Frodsham we take our duty and obligation to safeguard and protect all people extremely seriously, and we have adopted the national Church of England's robust safeguarding procedures and guidelines.
Alternatively, you may contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser in the Diocese of Chester, via email or phone: 07703 800031.