To know God and to make God known

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St Laurence Church Frodsham welcomes you to our websiteSt Laurence Church Frodsham welcomes you to our websiteSt Laurence Church Frodsham welcomes you to our websiteSt Laurence Church Frodsham welcomes you to our website

Who are we?

Sunday lunch at St Laurence

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. Our church is open in daylight hours on most days and you are most welcome to visit


We have a Church School which you can link to here.


 We are currently in a vacancy (i.e. no vicar yet appointed). If you are interested in applying and would like to read our Parish Profile, please click here.

Baptisms and Weddings

The East window at St Laurence Frodsham

If you would like more information about baptisms please click here


If you are thinking of getting married at St Laurence please click here


If you have any queries you can send us an email on saintells@googlemail.com or else fill in the form on the Contact Us page.

Services

Nave altar and windsails - St Laurence Frodsham

We are a church which likes to offer Communion as many times as we can to help those with busy lives. 

Our communion services:


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.

This Year's Charity

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.

One of our congregation has been helped by this charity and you can read their story here.



We also support Christian Aid,  MuCAARD-UK and The Children's Society on a long-term basis.

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Newsletter

 “To know God and to make God known”

New Website: https://slfchurch.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saintells/

  

  

Sunday December 1st 2019

1st SUNDAY of ADVENT

Readings at the Eucharist: Isaiah 2:1-5 Matthew 24:36-44

8.00am

Holy Eucharist

Reader: Anita Backus Eucharistic Minister: Rosemary Heeley

9.15am

Choir meets – All are welcome to come and sing

10.00am

Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

Reader: Stephen Bateman Intercessions: Gail Fullbrook

6.30pm

Hymns: 358, 98, 470, Like a candle flame, 26

Evensong Readings: Micah 4:1-7 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Reader: Joanna Ayliffe Hymns: 198, 470, 94


Monday

9.00am

Prayers to start the day


Tuesday

9.00am

Prayers to start the day

9.30am

Toddler Group in Parish Hall

1.00pm

Frodsham CE School Nativity rehearsal

2.30pm

ACF Christmas Party

7.00pm

Holy Eucharist


Wednesday

8.45am

Tea and Toast in church

10.00am

Holy Eucharist (please note that the service of Holy Communion on the 11th December at 10am has been cancelled)

10.45am

Shake, Rattle and Pray in church

1.00pm

Frodsham CE School Nativity rehearsal

5.00pm

Prayers to end the day


Thursday

9.00am

Frodsham CE School Nativity rehearsal

9.30am

Prayers to start the day

10.00am

St Laurence Coffee Morning in the Parish Hall

11.00am

Holy Eucharist in the Parish Hall


Friday

9.00am

Prayers to start the day

Frodsham CE School Nativity rehearsal

1– 3pm

Food Bank - The Guide HQ, Ship Street – see over for food needed

1.30pm

Sew and Chat meets in church

7.00pm

Bell ringers


Saturday

09.30am

Prayers to start the day


Sunday 8th December

2nd Sunday of Advent

Readings at the Eucharist: Isaiah 11:1-10 or Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12

08.00am

Holy Eucharist Reader: Eucharistic Minister: Graham Macara

09.15am

Choir meets – all welcome to come and sing

10.00am

Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

Reader: Pip Rowe Intercessions: Joy Clarke

12 noon

Bring your own Picnic Lunch

6.30pm

Evensong Readings: Amos 7 Luke 1:5-20

Reader: Catherine Tweedie


DECEMBER


PASTORAL LINK MEETING: Tuesday 10th December at 2.30pm in church. For all those involved in care and visiting in our community.


POSADA FIGURES: Would you like to host “Mary & Joseph” for a night during December? If so please add your details to the list at the back of church.


NEW APPROACHES TO READING THE BIBLE: The next meeting is on Friday 13th December at 3.30pm in church.


CAROL SINGING with Churches Together in aid of the Salvation Army’s Fund for victims of human trafficking and modern slavery at Morrison’s. Friday,13th December, 10am to 4pm. Hopefully this year we’ll be accompanied by instrumentalists from the Salvation Army. Please add your name to the rota to sing for an hour, or maybe two. The more the merrier! Your opportunity to help people in need at Christmas. See Chris W. for more information.


CHURCH CLEANING DAY: Saturday 14th December 10.00 – 12 noon. Could you spare time to help clean and tidy the church ready for Christmas? Many hands will make light work.


FILM NIGHT AT THE PARISH HALL: 7pm showing Pandora’s Box. A silent classic that caused a scandal on its 1929 release. starring Louise Brooks in the most memorable role of her career. Being shown by special request for a Film Club regular. I’m sure it will be followed by a conversation about the ways in which what we would refer to as scandal has changed over the years.


ADVENT CHALLENGE: Beginning December 1st, read 1 chapter of Luke’s Gospel each day and by Christmas Eve you’ll have read the story of Jesus’ life. Share how you’re getting on via email, Facebook or Twitter.


CHRISTMAS SERVICES:

Sunday 22nd December

 Carol Service 6.30pm


Tuesday 24th December T

he Christingle 5pm 

Midnight Mass 11.30pm


Wednesday 25th December 

Holy Communion 8am 

Family Communion 10am (children are encouraged to bring one of their gifts)


Sunday 29th December 

Churches together in Frodsham 11am followed by a shared lunch

Holy Communion 6.30pm


Tuesday 31st December

 A short, 30minute service in church to mark the end of the year followed by the opportunity to watch the Town Firework display from Churchfields.


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STORAGE SPACE: Do you have space in your garage or in a shed to store the brick-a-brac needed for the Christian Aid coffee mornings? If so, Chris W. would love to hear from you. 01928 733680


NEW THIS YEAR: 2020 CHURCH CALENDAR now available to buy at £9 each. All the proceeds after printing costs will go to Church Funds – BEAUTIFUL IMAGES kindly donated by Frodsham Photographic Society.

Available at the back of Church, in Celebrations card shop and Dandelion gift shop, Church Street, Frodsham.


FOOD BANK would welcome offers of: sponge puddings, rotary tin openers, toilet rolls, instant mashed potato and instant coffee. Please note that they can only use food that is in date. They can be placed in the blue ‘bin’ at the back of church. Thank you.


FOXHILL are seeking to appoint a temporary cook. Further details and application packs available from:

https://www.chester.anglican.org/support-services/job-vacancies/other-vacancies/

or from Church House on 01928 718834.

Informal conversations are welcomed with the Foxhill Director, Revd Jonathon Green on 01928 733777.


APPPOINTMENT OF A NEW VICAR: Interviews will take place on December 11th. Please keep this in your prayers.


THE WEBSITE ADDRESS HAS CHANGED: https://slfchurch.org. Please let Kath know any corrections/additions/ events/photos etc to keep it up-to-date and relevant.

Contributions for the Newsletter should be emailed to saintells@googlemail.com by noon on Thursday

Safeguarding

  St Laurence Frodsham takes it duty and obligation to protect all, extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding.

If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at

 www.chester.anglican.org/social-responsibility/safeguarding