This is the website for the parish community of Waltham St Lawrence, including Shurlock Row and West End.
It contains News, Features, What's On, Church, & Parish Council info, and other local information we hope you find useful.
Some people say Spring starts in February, The snowdrops in bloom in the churchyard agree. But I remember camping at Easter and waking up to an inch of snow that had fallen overnight.
Speaking of Easter we have the full suite of services during Holy Week, starting with Palm Sunday at the end of March when we will be inviting wedding couples and baptism families from the last years to come back to church to savour the memories with celebratory cake and Buck's Fizz at an ALL Age service. The mood will darken on Good Friday when the children make their Easter Garden in the morning and we have our Vigil in the afternoon, ending with the words of Jesus, "It is finished." Then we will celebrate the resurrection on Easter Sunday with our two morning services and a special choral evensong. See the accompanying 'postcard' for details.
It might be chilly, but the signs of spring are here to cheer us up with croci, snowdrops and even some daffodils raising their colourful heads into lighter evenings to let us know that
it’s time to service the lawn mower for the sunnier, warmer times to come. Soon enough, you’ll be getting the inevitable odd jobs done on the house and in the garden so now would be a good time to buy a receipts book for completion by those itinerant workers who prefer the folding stuff, with pictures of the Queen, to cheques or credit cards. You know it makes sense.
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