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Getting Involved

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There are many ways to get involved in exploring and growing your faith. St Laurence Church is committed to exploring continuing to offer a pattern of discipleship and to explore new ways for us to grow together in confidence, faith and mission.

St Laurence Church encourages and supports the flourishing in ministry of all people. Whatever gifts you have to offer we will support you in offering them within the life of the church and the living out of our faith in the everyday. 

House Groups

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Authorised Ministry

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Baptism Preparation

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Everyday Faith

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Lent and Advent Groups

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Giving

Supporting the church financially is an important part of our belonging to the church. 

One of the biggest misconceptions is that the church receives government support, this is not true. The church is a registered charity  that depends on regular giving and support for it's ministry and upkeep. 

If you would like to know more about how you can support the upkeep of our church building, churchyard and the mission and ministry of the church please visit our GIVING PAGE.

Confirmation

The Service of Confirmation is the means by which a baptized person publicly states or confirms their baptism promises, receives the gift of the Holy Spirit through the laying on of the Bishop' s hands, and is admitted into full communicant membership of the church.

In preparing for Confirmation there is a 5 week course, this is an opportunity to explore deeper some of the themes of our faith alongside others exploring confirmation too. 

If you have any questions about confirmation, please do speak with Revd Gail

Electoral Roll

The church's Electoral Roll is the register of its voting members, providing an indication of the real membership and strength of the Church.

 

Enrolment is a way of saying..... "I belong".  For you it could be an act of commitment to St. Laurence Church and the Church as a whole. It can also open up the way for greater involvement in the life of the Church at parish, deanery, diocesan and national levels.

 

What difference does being on the electoral roll make?

 

By enrolling you become a voting member of the Church of England and so help to ensure that all the synodical councils of the Church – the parochial church council, the deanery synod, the diocesan synod, and the General Synod – are fully representative of its members.

 

Synodical government gives an opportunity for partner ship between bishops, clergy and laity in the life of the Church:

 

First, the system is intended to enable church people at every level to be in touch with the Church as a whole and to play their part in decision-making.

 

Secondly, the system is intended to ensure that the laity have their place in every aspect of church life, including its doctrine and services.

 

How can you join the roll?

CONTACT US for a form and return it to us either by post, email or by handing it in by hand to a Church Warden.

 

What will happen next?

 

 Everybody whose name is on the Electoral Roll is entitled to attend and vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting which is held before the end of April each year. The Parochial Church Council is elected at this meeting.

 

Then it is up to you to see how you want to contribute to the governance of this church and the wider church of England.

Hospitality

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Faith at Work

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PCC

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Other Ministries

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Bell Ringing

A band of people who ring the eight bells for the 11:15am Sunday worship, weddings and special occasions. 

Practice time is Tuesday 7:30pm -9pm. 

Ringers need to aged 12+

For more information contact The Ringing Captain, Mr Colin Bennett

01527 64077

Prayer Ministry

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Peru Group

An adult group that seeks to develop the link between the church and our twinned church in Arequipa, Peru. The group meets as and when necessary and maintains correspondence, produces visual displays in the church and organises social events with a South American theme. The leader of the group is Sue Phillips Wardle -  

Email: sue@suephillips.org

Choir

Choir practice is currently paused. 

If you are interested in joining the choir please make contact.

Pastoral Ministry

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Contact

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