Welcome

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Welcome to St Laurence, Meriden

To see what events are happening soon,
please view the ‘Church Services’ page,
and the ‘News and Events’ page.

Afghanistan Crisis – Please see ‘News and Events’ page.

2021 – as the Covid-19 lock-down is largely rolled back, the church is open for Sunday services and some other events.

While Covid-19 is still a threat,
special arrangements have been made,
and the rules below must be followed
when attending a church service.

Attending worship at St Laurence
Before you arrive:
We ask you to consider your own risk of attending an indoor gathering. While we will be taking a number of steps to keep you safe, we cannot make this risk-free. You might want to look at the NHS guidance on whether you are at higher risk of coronavirus and be guided by their advice.

We ask you NOT to attend the service if you have:

  • A new cough
  • A temperature
  • Lost your sense of smell or taste

You are welcome to wear a mask/face covering. Please remember that face coverings protect others from your germs – they are not very good at protecting you from other people’s germs. They are not a replacement for good social distancing, and hand hygiene.

When you arrive

Seating places in the pews have been identified, so you are advised to go straight to a seat and remain there for the duration of the service.

The main door may be open to allow some ventilation so you may notice it is a little cooler than you expect.

During the Service

There will be congregational singing during the service, but to reduce the risk of spreading the virus, masks will continue to be worn throughout. We have a small group of singers who will sing from the front, whenever possible, to give a lead and to increase our appreciation of the words and music of the hymns.

We ask that when you are saying the responses that you speak quietly and prayerfully – again to reduce the risk of virus spread.

At the end of the service

After the minister has processed out, please leave one row at a time, starting with those in the side aisles and then starting at the back of the church and working forwards. 

Please take any orders of service home with you.

Please do not stop to chat while leaving the building. Once out of the building you are welcome to talk in small groups in the churchyard. Please do not block other people’s exit from the building. Please remember to stay a little apart from people from other households/bubbles.

If you test positive for coronavirus up to three weeks after the service, please let us know.

At St. Laurence Church, our mission is to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ in all that we are and in all that we do. We are a small, welcoming church family of varying ages and backgrounds, committed to worshipping God, helping one another grow as disciples and serving our community.

St Laurence’s is an Anglican Church in the Diocese of Coventry.  It is a Norman church founded on what is thought to be the site of an earlier Saxon church founded by Lady Godiva: people have worshipped God in this place for almost 1000 years. Perhaps it is because of these centuries of prayer, but many who visit our church fall in love with its peaceful and prayerful atmosphere.

 

Safeguarding

Here at St Laurence we take your well-being seriously.
The PCC of St Laurence has have adopted the Coventry Diocese Safeguarding policy on 13th May 2019 which can be viewed via the following link: Safeguarding Policy

Should you have any safeguarding concerns please contact our Safeguarding Officer via the following link Safeguarding

2 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Kate McMahon

    A copy of your amazingly beautiful book ‘The Faith at the Heart of England’ has come into my hands. I have been lent it. Is there any chance of buying a copy for myself please?
    Kate McMahon

    Reply
    1. carolc1957

      Sorry for late reply, if you haven’t already heard from someone else. There are more copies available at the church. The sure way to find us there is on a Sunday morning. Our service runs from 10.30 to about 11.30 so visiting soon after that would be best. There’s no service there on September 5th but we will be there on 12th.

      Reply

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