Welcome to St Laurence Church



The people who make up St Laurence's are a vibrant community who love celebrating life in God and who try to be supportive to one another in good times and in bad.

Come and join us


STOP PRESS!! - We have now produced a programme of activities for our children and young people which you can see by clicking here.


RECTOR : Rev. Andrew Lightbown    

Jo Anderson, Chris Ryalls

PCC : Graham Bowe (Synod), Terry Capstick (Hon. Treasurer), Jo Anderson (Synod); Christine Chapman, Derry French, Katy Slade, Simon Smith, Chris Ryalls, Liz van de Poll, Judy Robbins (Synod), Sharon Stevens (Hon. Secretary), Brian Spatcher
SIDESPEOPLE : Angela Parry, Judy Robbins, Pam Taylor, Liz van de Poll, David Chapman, Jean Dale, Richard Hills, Barbara Preston, Jasie Newman, Brian Spatcher, Sheila Spatcher, Simon Smith, Terry Capstick, Sian Crossey, Annette Hatton, Ginnie Long, Daphne Spink, Jean Osbourne, Chris Reeves, Rosie West, Joyce Hill, Michael Skidmore, Jo Anderson, Chris Ryalls


Seek advice from our Parish Safeguarding Officer :

                         Chris Ryalls

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          or visit oxford.anglican.org/safeguarding

This Benefice has adopted the Church of England's Safeguarding Policy as our local policy.


Regular events – St Laurence Church



7.30pm                Bell Ringing Practice - Anyone is welcome to come along and have a go at ringing – good exercise, great fun and excellent social life! Contact Jan Lewis 01296 715106



10.30am              Bible Study Group - 1st and 3rd Tuesdays – Particular passages of the Bible are read and chatted about over coffee and biscuits. Contact Jo 01296 712650

8pm                    House Group - every Tuesday – a small group where we read different books of the Bible or look at themes. We look at how we might apply what we read to everyday life to make changes within ourselves and in our support of the community. All this over drinks and ALWAYS cakes/biscuits! Contact Ann 01296 714330



10-12 noon          St Laurence Room is open for coffee/tea and biscuits. Come along after visiting the market and natter over drinks.

10-11am              Storytime for Toddlers and Babies in St Laurence Church. A warm and friendly atmosphere where you can bring your youngsters for a play, story and song over refreshments. No charge. Just turn up.

2pm                     Mothers’ Union - Meet 2nd Wednesday of the month in St Laurence Room. Afternoon, but time varies – contact Angela 01296 714678

3pm                     Short service for residents of Swan House 4th Wednesday of the month at 3pm. Others are welcome but please contact Chris 01296 712139 first for more information.



2-4pm                  “In Touch” - first Thursday of the month - informal group for discussion, chat and a cuppa. Contact Anne 01296 714330

8pm                      Prayer group – last Thursday of the month in the St Laurence Room, starting with refreshments. Please contact Jo 01296 712650



9.15-9.30am          Daily Prayer – St Laurence Church. All are welcome, just turn up.


Choir Practice – St Laurence Church. Please contact Derry French, Director of Music on 01296 715185 for further information.

6.30-7.15pm      Junior Choristers only

7.30-8.30pm       Whole Choir

8.30-9.15pm       Adult Choristers only