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My Dear Friends

The Church of England is gradually introducing, diocese by diocese, a new way of organizing its regular voluntary income. It’s called the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS), and our Diocese, Oxford, adopted it last November.

Waltham St Lawrence Church has decided to become a PGS parish, so if you are a regular donor at the moment and/or on our Church Electoral Roll you should be hearing from one of our team in the next few weeks. Here are the answers to some FAQs...

Living Faith is the policy document introduced by Oxford Diocese in 2009, which “continues to inform the life and work of the diocese” as their website puts it. The weekly sessions are based on the principles set out in Living Faith. A course booklet will be provided (no charge).

Wednesdays 21 February to 28 March

10.15-12 or 7.45-9.30 (whichever suits you better)

Lent Course: ‘Living Faith’

This runs at The Parsonage on Wednesdays for 6 weeks, starting on 21 February. Morning 10.15 – 12, repeated evening 7.45 – 9.30.

Further details on flyer at back of church, or February Lych Gate p 3.

All welcome - Contact Charles

Every Sunday in Lent (except when there is Choral Evensong) there will be a short, mostly said, service of Compline at 6pm held in the church's South Chapel.

Compline was (and is) one of the seven offices observed in monastic communities, also called night prayer, often ending the day at 9pm.

Do come along and enjoy this quiet and meditative service, perhaps as part of your Lent discipline, starting this Sunday 18th Feb.

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.