Many of you will already know how successful the teas have been every Sunday at St. Lawrence’s throughout the summer. There is always plenty of tea, ‘proper’ coffee and wonderful homemade cakes, brought to your table on pretty china and always served by very friendly people. Most Sundays there has been musical entertainment whilst you while away the time on a warm summer’s afternoon. You can come on your own, or with family or friends and there are always others to chat to. This has been happening each summer now for many years.
This year it has been decided to continue this friendly afternoon entertainment during the winter months as well – on the third Sunday of each month with ‘Talk and Teas’.
I belong to a hand-
You may even recognise some of us. I am the Tower Captain of the bells at St. Mary’s and together with nine other ringers, who include the Ringing Master of St. Mary’s and the Tower Captain of St. John’s, Caterham, we ring tunes on hand-
We look forward to seeing you there.
Guild of Friends of St. Lawrence’s
The Guild has had a successful fundraising summer raising over £2000 for the upkeep of St. Lawrence’s ancient church.
July saw the return of Dave Hewitt’s Trad Jazz Band. This was the third visit to St. Lawrence’s by this very popular band and I am happy to say that once again the church was packed. We enjoyed a programme of varied traditional jazz pieces, some sung and others instrumental. They certainly got our feet tapping.
Our thanks go to everyone who supported the September Coffee Morning. With your generous support we raised £403 which is the most raised at our annual Coffee Mornings in recent years. The church was buzzing with people buying from the Cake, Produce, Bring and Buy and Raffle stalls before sitting down for a cuppa and a chat.
The Guided Tours of the Ancient Church continued to be popular this summer. It is not too late if you want to go on a tour this year as the last two tours of the season are on Sundays 7th and 14th October.
Thanks to those of you who are continuing to shop at the Co-
Making time to pray together the
first Wednesday of the month
Wednesday 3rd October
Wednesday 7th November
in the Sacrament Chapel, St. Mary’s Church
Led by Rev. Frany Long
The Beacon -
Cantate Handbell Ringers
Guild of Friends
Sunday 7th October
9.30am Family Eucharist
with Harvest Gift Collection
Supermarket gift vouchers, tinned fish and meat, cereals, tinned fruit/desserts, tea and coffee are preferred gifts.
Money in an envelope is also acceptable!
Do come and be entertained in St. Lawrence’s Ancient Church on
Sunday October 21st at 3pm!
It is a new initiative!