Welcome

In Langley it’s as easy at St Francis of Assisi

 If one day you come to research

What happens at St Francis Church,

You’d find each Sunday morn we meet

And if you came, we you would greet.

 

We meet most Sundays half past nine

To share Communion bread and wine,

But each 4th Sunday at eleven

We meet to praise the Lord in heaven.

 

Each week we wonder who’ll

Join us upstairs at Sunday School.

On Wednesday’s we come here at ten

To share the bread and wine again.

 

And when we’ve shared the bread and wine

We meet in a group of roughly nine

To read the Bible and discuss

What the passage means for us.

 

So we can know for evermore

Our Bible studies teach us more

About salvation through the Lord;

The word of God – the Spirit’s sword

 

On Thursdays once a month we meet

For tea and cakes, o what a treat.

Come to Refresh if you’re a seeker

To have some tea and hear a speaker.

 

Though designed for older folks

We’re happy to greet other blokes.

Round a table you may sit

And meet with friends and chat a bit.

 

Every Friday Mums and Tots

Of things to do there’s always lots.

We have a time of play before

Our story time then sing once more.

 

Mums and Tots should not be missed

But sadly there’s a waiting list.

We’re open to parents and also to carers

We’ll invite you along as soon as it’s sparer

 

Each August Holiday at Home

For older folks who cannot roam

Abroad on holiday away

But each instead at home must stay.

 

There’s indoor games and jigsaws too,

A trip outside we also do.

You could try painting or another craft

And entertainment at which you’ll laugh.

 

We have a library from which to borrow;

That so few do is a cause of sorrow.

Once a quarter we read a set book

And at what it tells us we all look.

 

Each weekday morning we come to pray –

For a different local road each day.

We pray for healing for those who are ill

And comfort for those who are grieving still.

 

One Saturday each year in July or June

We offer some scones, jam, a jar and a spoon

To all passers-by through our grounds – it’s for free

So all can enjoy a heavenly cream tea.

 

We have a garden with a comfortable seat;

We have a building where each week we meet.

When we don’t need to use it, the building’s for hire.

But at worship we ask God to set us on fire.

 

So if you come down along Upton Court

And pass by our building, please give a thought

To what goes on each week in our hall

It may be some time that you’ll stop and you’ll call.

 

For you’ll always be welcome when we you will meet

You’re welcome as well if you sit on the seat

You may stop and then ponder in our little garden

And we trust from your sins you’ll encounter God’s pardon.

 

So we invite you who read this to come in and meet.

We’d love the occasion when we you could greet.

We hope you’ll come here from whatever nation

So please come and join us in our congregation.