St Lawrence Church.
Upcoming Sunday services
Services are at 10.00am each Sunday.
5th - Communion Service
12th - Table Church
19th - Communion Service
26th - Table Church
2nd Palm Sunday - Table Church
9th Easter Sunday Communion Service
16th - Table Church
23rd - Communion Service
30th - Table Church
Image by Warren Rachele used under Creative Commons License
WORSHIP & COMMUNITY
Usual Sunday Worship Pattern:-
Does vary to accommodate festivals holidays and special events.
1st Sunday 10.00am Formal Communion
2nd Sunday 10.00am Informal Morning Prayer
3rd Sunday 10.00am Informal Communion
4th Sunday 10.00am Informal Morning Prayer
5th Sunday 10.00am Fifth Sunday Communion Service
Our usual weekday programmes
See above for details.
On the first Sunday of each month Music practice will take place after the morning service in church - open to all and with no musical knowledge required
7:30pm Community Choir practice (open to all and with no musical knowledge required).
6:15pm Coathangers youth group (in the hall).
Full House Orchestra meet in the evening
1:45pm Keep fit group.
Vicar's day off
Innie Market 9.00 until 12noon. (First Saturday of each month)
Heanor Community Choir
Heanor Community Choir are a group of enthusiastic amateur singers who have been singing together for FUN and improving their musical and vocal skills since the beginning of 2012.
We meet on Monday evenings at 7.30 pm in St Lawrence’s Church.
No need to read music. No auditions.
Newcomers are always welcome.
(Not meeting during August)
Musical Director Neil Farley Contact Dawn 01773765803
Innie Market (formerly Community Fair)
The Innie Market is held on the 1st Saturday of every month, from 9am through to 12noon in the Church.
At each Market, there are around 20-30 different stalls, many run by local people, but the popularity of the Market has meant that we can attract a few traders from outside the Heanor area to help boost the multitude of crafts and trades.
There are refreshments to purchase from the church kitchen, and there are usually a few stalls selling cakes and pies etc. So have a browse around the stalls, chat with the friendly stallholders, then grab a cuppa and a bite to eat and sit and have a rest before going back to get a few bargains...
Coathangers Youth Club
Coathangers Youth Group is the longest running and most successful youth group for the 7-11 year olds in this area.
Our aim is to offer every young person the oppertunity to participate in a fun, yet healthy activity that they enjoy, within a safe and supporting enviroment.
For more information please call 07855 542 706
Holy Week, Church will be open on Good Friday (April 7th) between 2.00 and 3.00pm for quiet reflection. Daily refelections will be on the church facebook feed.
Lent course. A Lent course will run over 5 Sundays and Tuesdays starting on Sunday the 26th of February. We will be visiting with Nehemiah, as the Children of Israel who have been in exile seek to rebuild Jerusalem. Whilst we are not in physical exile, as the Children of Israel were, we the church are now a minority in this land. Our integrity has been called into question by the actions of some, and the church is deemed to be out of step in many areas with secular culture. We all need to think carefully about where we fit within the wider community, how we are part of God’s work of restoration, what needs to be renewed within us and how we rebuild our community in this time and place.
Please contact Lisa by email if you would like to be part of this Lent Study on the Tuesday evenings and whether your preference would be for in person meetings or for meetings on Zoom.
Sunday Worship in church
Regulars, occasional visitors and newcommers are all welcome to join us for Sunday services in church. If you are not able to be there in person, but would like to join us via video please contact the Vicar to make arrangemens before the end of Saturday.
To stay connected when you are not able to join us in person please follow us on Facebook for, day to day updates, video sermons, prayers, music and other inspiration and encouragement.
Socially distanced worship is taking place each Sunday inside church. Services begin at 10.00 am It is no longer necessary to book your place in advance. Hand-gel and face masks are available on arrival for those who want to use them.
See https://www.facebook.com/HeanorVision/ for further information on community events.
We need some ground cover plants to fill all of the empty space. If you have any cuttings or seedlings that you'd like to donate please contact Dawn on 01773765803
Working together with the Local Community
Some of the things we do as a church we do for Heanor and we’d love to do them with the community if there are people who would like to be involved.
If you are interested in any of the following then please get in touch
· putting the flag up and taking it down
· bell ringing
· helping with the church garden.
Contact the churchwardens 01773765803 if you'd like to know more.
The PCC discussed the provision of services following the Harvest service on the 4th October.
Those who felt comfortable to have been able to meet in the church building during August & September, with other members of the congregation joining on Zoom. This has been possible by having multiple external doors open to ensure good ventilation to help to minimise the risk of Covid transmission. However, the weather is getting colder and with the infection rate increasing closing the doors (and thus removing the source of fresh air) seems very unwise. We also have heaters which warm the air and blow it out into the worship space – the Churchwarden Team believe this could distribute any infectious material in the air and add to the risk. It is also not feasible to meet with the doors open as it would be extremely cold and uncomfortable. Therefore, the PCC have taken the decision to ask the Bishop for permission not to hold services in Church after the 4th October. This will be reviewed regularly, but it is unlikely that in church services will be able to resume until the weather is warmer.
We understand that some people may be disappointed about this – but the PCC believe that this decision will be the safest and most appropriate way forward.
From the 11th October we will resume Bible study/services on Zoom followed by Zoom Coffee and Chat.
We will also look at other ways of keeping in touch and keeping worshiping together until we are able to use our building once again.