News/Forthcoming Events

On Saturday 11th Sept, it’s the Staffs Historic Churches Trust sponsored Ride & Stride event. Church will be open for those taking part in the event with registration form & refreshments (hopefully).

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Our Church steeple needs repairing
The Ecclesiastical insurers are offering a grant to charities for £1000 The Friends of St Lawrence is a registered charity and if they win this grant will use it to help Church Repairs
Unfortunately only have till 13 June to apply

Please could you register your vote by following the links below THANK YOU

The Charity number is 1117371

Charity type is Church

https://movementforgood.com/#nominateACharity

EASTER GARDENS AT MESSY CHURCH

Thanks to Bob and Margaret for providing the packs – the children had great fun

The children have Easter egg shapes to do on Easter Day and they can also roll the stone away on Easter Day too

Services in April 2021

We are putting plans in place to open up our churches once again for public worship.

Social distancing measures will be in place to keep everyone as safe as possible, together with track & trace procedures.

Please remember to bring your own face covering.

Please note services are subject to change depending on guidance from the Government & the Church of England; any amendments will be advertised on our noticeboards and our website.

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Rev Kathryn sadly retired. Her last service was on 15 February 2021. We wish her well in the next chapter of her life 🙏✝️💕

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Revd Kathryn Hammond

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< ********************************************************************************************* < ********************************************************************************************* CORONAVIRUS - WHAT DOES THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND SAY In a joint letter Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu said it was now necessary to put public services on hold until further notice. But they said that far from having to “shut up shop”, the Church of England must face the challenge by becoming a radically different kind of church rooted in prayer and serving others. It comes after the Government announced unprecedented peacetime measures to try to control the spread of the virus, with restrictions on public gatherings, transport and working. The Archbishops expressed the desire that church buildings may, where practical, remain open as places of prayer for the community, observing social distancing recommendations. They also invited clergy to maintain the ancient pattern of daily prayer and, where possible, the eucharist – live streaming their worship if they have the resources to do so. “Being a part of the Church of England is going to look very different in the days ahead,” they wrote. “Our life is going to be less characterised by attendance at church on Sunday, and more characterised by the prayer and service we offer each day. “We may not be able to pray with people in the ways that we are used to, but we can certainly pray for people. And we can certainly offer practical care and support. “Please do carry on supporting the local food bank and buy extra provisions for it. Ensure the night shelters wherever possible are kept open. There are many very encouraging schemes happening right across our country in communities to focus on caring for the most vulnerable and do continue to play your part in those. “Then by our service, and by our love, Jesus Christ will be made known, and the hope of the gospel – a hope that can counter fear and isolation - will spread across our land.” They added: “This is a defining moment for the Church of England. Are we truly are a church for all, or just the church for ourselves. “We urge you sisters and brothers to become a different sort of church in these coming months: hopeful and rooted in the offering of prayer and praise and overflowing in service to the world.” ********************************************************************************************* Baptisms in Church in the light of Coronavirus

The latest advice from the Church of England is that while this important life event can still continue to be marked and the baptism service held in church, they will have to be significantly scaled back to meet the need for social distancing.

The advice recommends that numbers are limited to the child being baptised, the parents (or guardians and carers) the godparents and the minister.

If you are planning a baptism in church please contact Church Office :01785 822820 or email churchofficegnosall@gmail.com

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BE A 100 CLUB WINNER
WIN CASH PRIZES AND SUPPORT ST LAWRENCE CHURCH AT THE SAME TIME!!

St Lawrence 100 Club monthly draw pays 4 cash prizes every month plus a special Christmas draw.
A MASSIVE £715.00 WAS WON IN 2020/21.
Monthly prizes of £25, £15, £10 an d £5 are paid plus special prizes at Christmas.

MEMBERSHIP COSTS ONLY £1.00 PER MONTH THAT’S £12.00 PER YEAR PAYABLE IN AUGUST.

If you are already a member do nothing, your bank will renew your subscription in August.

TO JOIN SIMPLY RING OR SEND AN EMAIL TO OUR TREASURER, JOHN BRIDGE 07973 778914, johnbridgeexpert@gmail.com

The winners in the Gnosall July 100 Club draw are as follows.

£25.00 Ken Walker
£15.00 Judy Gough
£10,00 Margaret Winfield
£5.00 Gill Marston

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mc-church-logo-for-webMessy Church – Dates

Come along and join in the fun on the third Sunday of the Month

Messy Church Service takes place on the third Sunday of the month, 4 – 5.30pm, at St Lawrence Church, Gnosall. This is a service for all the family to participate in. We have a bible story, a number of activity stations and the evening concludes with a light tea for children and adults

Next one:
Sunday :
 18 July 2021 at 4.00 pm   Via Zoom.

For more information and log in details please contact Sue Belyavin : Tel 01785 822820 or
churchofficegnosall@gmail.com.

See also Facebook page Messy church – Gnosall

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Play & Praise at St Lawrence Church

Play & Praise is a short informal service suitable for children from birth to when they start school; with story time, prayers, and songs with actions, craft activity and refreshments. The service takes place on Thursday afternoons; 2.15 – 3.15 leaving enough time for parents to collect older siblings from school.

Our service which is held in the Lady Chapel is the same each week so young children are quick to learn the prayers, the musical instruments and songs we use.
We have a craft time where the children will make something, usually from the bible story we had read to them earlier, and a welcome cuppa for all.

Our new term starts Thursday 9th January 2020 at 2.15 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you there​

ALL SUSPENDED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

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THE GOOD COMPANIONS

An opportunity to chat with old friends and meet new ones

Do come along – you will be very welcome

Refreshments provided

Please Note:

The next meeting has been cancelled for the time being due to Coronavirus

For further details
Ring one of these numbers
01785 824005

Or 01785 823686

Transport can be arranged

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Gnosall Church Club for children (FAB CLUB) FUN ACTIVITIES AND the BIBLE please click link for details:

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Leader needed : if interested please contact Rev Kathryn

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GINGERCROFT RESIDENTIAL HOME

ALL VISITORS STOPPED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Services led by Rev Cathy and Gwen

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MENS BREAKFAST Saturday at 10.00.am at Yew Tree Cottage

SUSPENDED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

COMMUNITY CHOIR. CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

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EASTER WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN

Good Friday April 10 2020 10.00 to 11.30 am
Lots of crafts to make for Easter
EVERYONE WELCOME

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

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GNOSALL CARNIVAL. SATURDAY 11 September 2021 at 1.00 pm 🎉

CARNIVAL DRAW TICKETS
Carnival draw tickets are now available. The carnival draw usually produces a substantial income to the total carnival proceeds, which are used solely for Church Restoration. Distribution will start in church on Sunday 27th June. Please be prepared to take blocks of books to sell. If you are not able to be in church on Sunday, but are prepared to sell tickets, please contact Bob Winfield on 822507 to ask for tickets.
Thanks for your help.

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