Easter Flowers

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Easter Flowers

Throughout the year St Laurence’s provides a focus for thousands of people, visitors and tourists alike, as part of their daily lives and at times of crisis or celebration.

During Lent there are no flowers in church as we contemplate Christ’s journey to the Cross. At the end of Holy Week the St Laurence flower arrangers prepare to decorate the church with hundreds of blooms to reflect the triumph and joy of Easter Day.

As is our custom, at the start of Lent, we invite you to contribute to the Easter flowers in memory of a friend or a family member. All the flowers in the church will celebrate the lives of these departed loved ones; their names will be displayed in the church and prayers will be offered for them.

Should you wish to remember someone by contributing to the Easter flowers, please complete this form and return it to the Parish Office by Tuesday, 11 April, so that names may be included in the Record of Remembrance. (Details for paying by BACS are on the form.) For further information please contact Barbara Atkin (01584 879380).

We hope that you will be able to join us at some of our Easter services. Choral Matins on Easter Day will include prayers for those loved ones whose lives are to be celebrated by your flowers.

How fresh, oh Lord, how sweet and clean

Are thy returns! even as the flowers in spring;

To which, besides their own demean,

The late-past frosts tributes of pleasure bring. Grief melts away

Like snow in May,

As if there were no such cold thing.

from The Flower by George Herbert