Church opening times
This week's pew sheet, readings and sermon
There is a 10.15am Sunday morning communion service and a 10:00am Wednesday morning prayer service at Lavenham. Both of these services can be accessed by Zoom or telephone (please see pew sheet in left hand margin for joining instructions). You are invited to attend the Sunday service in person but not, as yet, the Wednesday service.
All-age, drive-in church service and picnic on Sunday 16 August
Lavenham and Preston St Mary churches invite you to join us for a community bring-your-own picnic and all-age drive-in church service at the Lavenham Pavillion area between 1:00 and 2:00pm on Sunday 16 August. Gates open at 11:30am. See document in left hand margin for further details.
To help planning, it will be helpful to get an indication of numbers attending. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be joining us or if you want further information.
Follow this link to the East Anglian Daily Times article published on 31 July.
Welcome to Kevin Slingsby, our new Organist and Choir leader,
We are pleased to welcome Kevin as successor to Peter Tryon. Kevin will be leading our music from Sunday 2 August. Further biographical details are available in the document to be found in the left hand margin of this page.
The Church of England launches free daily hope helpline
The Archbishop of Canterbury has launched a 24-hour free phone line for Christian worship and prayer, aimed at those who have no or limited access to the internet. Justin Welby said “With many in our country on lockdown, it’s important that we support those who are feeling lonely and isolated, whatever age they are.”
People calling the free number will hear a greeting from the Archbishop and can then choose from a range of options including hymns, prayers, reflections and advice on Covid-19. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.
Foodbanks still have clients in dire need of support. Our local foodbank remains open to provide emergency food supplies for those within our community who cannot afford food.For some time now, the foodbank has benefitted from the generous donations from the people of Lavenham. You can continue to donate food, toiletries and household.products at the East of England Co-op. Their specific needs will be communicated via their Facebook page: Storehouse Foodbank Sudbury.
You can also make a financial donation on their Facebook page or their website ‘Storehouse Foodbank Sudbury’ and click on ‘give’ or send a cheque, payable to ‘Storehouse’ – to Vineyard Centre, Tudor Road, Sudbury, CO10 1NP.
Thank you for your support!