Third Sunday before Advent

This morning’s Gospel (Matthew 25.1-13) tells of Jesus relating the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins. It is a reminder of the necessity of preparedness, concluding “Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour” [of the coming of the Lord]. The Rev’d Stephen Earl reminded us, in his sermon, of the advice of Robert Baden-Powell, to “Be prepared!”.

Fittingly then, here are some dates for your diaries, of services and events this week…

A busy Wednesday

On Wednesday the 9th Holy Communion will be celebrated in Lavenham at 10am.

The funeral of Keith Taber will be held on Wednesday at 12.30pm.

We are delighted that the induction of our erstwhile curate, the Rev’d Annette Shannon will be held in Tattingstone at 7.30pm on Wednesday. If you would like to attend this service, please sign the relevant form at the back of the Lavenham Church, so that travel arrangements can be made. The service starts at 7.30pm but we will need to be seated by 7.10pm.

Armistice Day, Friday 11th November

Morning Prayer will be held in the Lady Chapel at 10am.

A Service of Remembrance will be held in our sister church, St Mary’s, Preston St Mary at 10.30am.

An Act of Remembrance will be held in Lavenham, beginning at 10.50am.

The Choir Practice will take place in Lavenham at 7.15pm.

Next Sunday is Remembrance Sunday. Details of services will be posted later this week.

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