Warmest greetings from Framfield Vicarage.
The Lawrences finally landed on Friday, 2nd November, 2007 and the warmth of welcome we have all received has overwhelmed us. Thank you all very much for making us so welcome.
On an introductory note, I am usually known as Chris. I am married to Sarah and we have four daughters; Lois, Phoebe, Isobel and Olivia.My working background was with the MoD as a senior mechanical engineer in the Naval Warheads Department until 2001 when I was given the opportunity to train for the ministry. The family spent the next two years in Oxford while I studied at Wycliffe Hall theological college. Prior to becoming a full time mother Sarah ran her own business as a beauty therapist, latterly from Buxted Park. My first appointment was as Curate in the parishes of Wadhurst, Stonegate and Tidebrook where we have been for the past four years.
Note on Chris' Induction as Vicar of Framfield - February 2011
Our minister, the Revd. Chris Lawrence was inducted as Vicar after 3 years as Priest in Charge at Framfield. The Induction and Licencing service took place on Tuesday 15th February 2011 where many gathered to witness Chris being inducted and blessed by Bishop Wallace Benn. The photo below shows Chris with his wife Sarah, the Bishop and Archdeacon Philip Jones. Listen to Bishop Wallace Benn's address here.