Upcoming Sunday services
Services are at 10.00am each Sunday.
21st, Christ the King John 18: 33-37 with Communion
28th 1st Sunday of Advent with Communion
5th - Advent 2
12th Advent 3 with Communion
19th - We hope to hold a Carol Service in the memorial Park in the later afternoon - details to follow.
24th - 'Midnight' Communion Service at 11.30pm
25th Christmas Morning Informal Communion
WORSHIP & COMMUNITY
Usual Sunday Worship Pattern:-
Currently suspended due to COVID 19
1st Sunday 10.30am Informal Communion
2nd Sunday 9.00am Holy Communion (said)
3rd Sunday 10.30am 'Table Church' (Informal Morning Prayer)
4th Sunday 10.30am Formal Communion
5th Sunday 10.30am Fifth Sunday Service
Our usual weekday programmes are gradually getting going again following COVID lockdowns.
See above for details
7:30pm Community Choir practice (open to all and with no musical knowledge required).
10am Coffee morning - not yet resumed
6:15pm Coathangers youth group (in the hall).
Full House Orchestra meet in the evening
9:30am Caterpillar club (not yet resumed).
1:45pm Keep fit group.
7pm Music practice (not yet resumed). (3rd Thursday of each month - open to all and with no musical knowledge required)
Vicar's day off
Community Fair 9.00 until 1.00. (First Saturday of each month - resuming November 2021.
Heanor Community Choir
Is now meeting again - looking for an accompanist
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.
Musical Director TBC Contact Dawn 01773765803
Restarting November 2021
Heanor Community Fair is held on the 1st Saturday of every month, from 9am through to 1pm in the Church.
At each Fair, there are around 30-40 different stalls, many run by local people, but the popularity of the Fair 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
Now meeting again
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
Sunday Worship in church
Follow our Facebook feed for day to day updates, Sunday sermons, songs, prayers and inspiration
Socially distanced worship is taking place each Sunday inside church. Services begin at 10.00 am and it is necessary to book your place by midnight on the previous Tuesday. See details above.
To stay connected when you are not able to join us in person please follow us on Facebook, for weekly sermons, prayers, music and other encouragement.
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.