Church News

19 February 2017 - 2nd Sunday before Lent


Matins We are reintroducing this on the 5th Sunday of the month at 10 am, starting on 30 April. This will be reviewed in due course.

Lent Course Wednesdays 8 March to 12 April, 10-12 and 7.30 to 9.30

Studying Archbishop Justin Welby’s Lent Book Dethroning Mammon

There is a separate flyer, which has full details.

Michael Lee, for many years a resident of this village and core member of the congregation, died on 14 February, aged 82. His funeral will be here in church on Friday 3 March at 2pm. All are welcome.

Congratulations to Bertie and Candy Gilbart-Smith on the birth of their seventh grandchild Beatrice Iona Somerville Clark, born 9 February


  1. Someone to edit and produce this weekly Pew Sheet. You will need a computer, printer, photocopier (optional) and paper cutter, and 30–45 minutes to spare.
    If you think this might be you, tell Charles. Thank you. Cost of consumables will be reimbursed.
  2. People to help regularly (not necessarily every week) with Youth Church. It’s really important to have at least 2 adults on duty when groups meet.
    Please contact Victoria Wickins Tel: 07886 785422 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Charles.
  3. Attendance figures recorder Would you be able to take a few moments every so often to record handwritten data from the Church register onto a spreadsheet?
    It’s not an onerous task but essential to our efficiency and communication with the Church of England.
    Brief training will be given by Derek Titford (to whom we are very grateful for all the years he has done it). Please speak to Charles or to Chris Woodhams (07860 856057)

Today's Services

Collect, Anthem, and Reading at 10 am

Collect of the Day

Almighty God, you have created the heavens and the earth and made us in your own image: teach us to discern your hand in all your works and your likeness in all your children; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever. Amen.

Dear Parishioners

I am no expert on church buildings, but I once had the satisfaction (and I hope it wasn't too small-minded of me!) of putting right someone who was: the editor, no less, of a well-known series of guide books.  She had asked me for information about a stained glass window in the church of which I was then the Vicar depicting the Three Marys at the Sepulchre.  I gave her details of the date, dedication and artist, but pointed out that she was wrong about the subject, as in fact it was a scene from the Raising of Lazarus, with Jesus, Mary, Martha and another disciple.

This year we had our Harvest Festival Service on Friday 30th September and we were so pleased to see many parents, relatives and friends join us in celebrating the Harvest Festival in Waltham St Lawrence Church. 

The morning is the perfect time to pray.  It gets you focused on God and helps you meditate on those you love and yourself, as well. 

There are many great ways to pray in the morning.  Here are 7 of them.