To know God and to make God known

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St Laurence Church Frodsham welcomes you to our website

St Laurence Church Frodsham welcomes you to our website

St 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/

  

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 18-25 JANUARY

  

Sunday 19th January 2020

SECOND   SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY WEEK OF PRAYER   FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY


Readings at the Eucharist:   1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42

Hymns: 362, 98, 39, 83,   193

8.00am

Holy Eucharist Reader: John Wharne   Eucharistic Minister: Anita Backus

 9.15am

Choir meets – all welcome to come and sing

10.00am 

Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

Reader: Barbara Wright Intercessions: Gill Newcombe

6.30pm

Evensong Readings Jeremiah 1:4-10 Mark 1:14-20 Reader: Dorothy Hancock

Hymns: 30, 401, 282, 212

 

Monday

9.00am  Prayers   to start the day

2.00pm  Funeral   of Bessie White followed by a service of cremation at 3pm at Walton Lea


Tuesday

9.00am   

Prayers to start the day

9.30am   

Toddler Group in the Parish Hall

5.30pm  Team Meeting

7.00pm    Holy Eucharis

Film Night meets in the Parish Hall showing Les   Miserables


Wednesday

8.45am  Tea and Toast

10.00am  Holy Eucharist 

10.45am  Shake, Rattle and Pray


Thursday

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

1.30pm  Sew and Chat in church 

7.00pm  Bell Ringers 


Saturday

9.30am

Prayers to start the day

 

Sunday 26   January Epiphany 3 

Readings: Isaiah 9:1-4 1 Corinthians 1:10-18  Matthew   4:12-23

 8.00am

Holy Eucharist Reader: Rosemary Heeley Eucharistic minister: Lillian Harrison 

 9.15am

Choir meets – all welcome to come and sing

10.00am

Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

Reader: Jeannie McFarlane Intercessions: Elaine Graham

 6.30pm

Evensong Amos 3:1-8 1 John 1:1-4

Reader: Elaine Graham



MESSAGE FROM OUR CHURCH WARDENS Betty and Joanna would like to thank all those who helped in any way during the Christmas period.  We are very grateful for the support given by everyone at such a special time in our church year. May we wish everyone a Very Happy New Year and we look forward to working with you all during 2020. Thank you.


SURPLUS CHRISTMAS GIFTS Pauline would be pleased to accept any surplus Christmas gifts to use as raffle prizes at the Coffee Mornings. Thank you.


VE ANNIVERSARY PLANNING MEETING Wednesday 22nd at The Queen’s Head at 6.30pm. If you are able to represent the church at the meeting, please let our wardens and the Town Clerk (01928 735150) know.


THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY Many thanks to all those who came to make ‘Christingles’ and also thanks to the people w

ho came to Steward the service! The collection raised £1,144.40 for the Children’s Society. Well done and a Happy New Year. Pauline Sharpe


PCC The PCC meeting due to take place on 21stJanuary has been cancelled.


FILM CLUB next meets on Tuesday 21st January at 7pm in the Parish Hall.  We intend showing Les Miserables. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, the film tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.


GLUTEN FREE WAFERS will be available at the High Altar should they be required. From then on, unless it is a service of Healing, they will be distributed from the Lady Chapel. Please let a sidesperson know if you would prefer to receive a gluten free wafer prior to the service and indicate to the eucharistic ministers distributing the wafers at the altar. If you would like gluten free wafers to be available at other services, would you let one of our wardens know.


APPEAL FOR SERVERS: Our team of dedicated servers has diminished in recent years and we are seeking to increase their number. Is this something you think God may be calling you to do? If so, see Betty or Joanna for more information.


FOODBANK  is fully stocked at the moment but can accept tinned tomatoes and pasta sauces.  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. 


THURSDAY COFFEE MORNINGS There are currently a number of Thursday morning coffee mornings in St Laurence Parish Hall that have not been allocated to any group.  They are an excellent way of publicising your charity whilst raising much needed funds. Interested email saintells@gmail.com for more information.


STICK AND STEP our church charity this year, are holding a fundraising event at The Queen’s Head on 21st January. The band, The Mersey Flows will be playing and there will be an auction and a raffle during the evening. Stick and Step - to enable, inspire and support children with cerebral palsy and their families.


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@gmail.com by midday 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