Christingle at St Laurence Church 17th December - 5pm

Join us for St Laurence Church Christingle Service on Sunday 17th December at 5pm.

Dec 09, 2023

Harvest Festivals in the Winslow Benefice

Come and join us to celebrate harvest in the Benefice

Sep 27, 2023

News for September

Season of Creationtide As Christians we are called to care for God's creation.

Sep 04, 2023

Weekly News for Winslow Benefice - 9th July 2023

Here are some important dates of events taking place in the Benefice over July and early August.

Jul 09, 2023


AMAZING to see such an immense delivery to the St Laurence Food Cupboard yesterday.

Mar 30, 2023

Holy Week & Easter services

You are warmly invited to join us this Easter.

Mar 20, 2023

April's Book Group

Book Group meets on Monday, 24 April, at 6.45pm to chat about Meeting God in Mark by Rowan Williams.

Mar 16, 2023

Readings for Sunday 12 March

Readings for Sunday 12 March

Mar 12, 2023

Spotlight on... The Serving Team!

At St Laurence we have a dedicated Serving Team of eight, both men and women. With some variation of members, the current team dates back 32 years.

Mar 08, 2023

Readings for Sunday 5 March

Readings for Sunday 5 March

Mar 02, 2023

Spotlight on... the Winslow Parish News!

Everything you wanted to know about the Winslow Parish News, the local magazine bringing Church and community together.

Feb 24, 2023

Readings for Sunday 26 Feb

Readings for 26 February.

Feb 24, 2023

Welcome, Revd Stephen!

We had a lovely service on Tuesday 21 Feb to mark the licensing of our new rector.

Feb 24, 2023

Licensing of the Revd Stephen

Join us to welcome our new rector, the Revd Dr Stephen O'Connor in his licensing service at St Laurence Church, Winslow.

Feb 17, 2023

Spotlight on... The Flower Group

The Flower Group is a team of volunteers, comprising church members and other helpers.

Nov 30, -0001

Readings for 12 Feb

Readings for Sunday 12 February.

Feb 10, 2023

Spotlight on... The St Laurence Bells

Everything you ever wondered about the church bells of St Laurence.

Feb 09, 2023

Readings for 5 Feb

Readings for this Sunday 5 Feb.

Feb 03, 2023


What does the Winslow railway have to do with St Paul?

Jan 27, 2023

Christian Unity

A reflection from Revd Daphne for the Week of Christian Unity.

Jan 20, 2023

Readings for 15 Jan

Readings for the week ahead, starting with the Second Sunday of Epiphany.

Jan 13, 2023

Meet the new rector...

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Doctor Stephen O’Connor as incumbent of the Winslow Benefice.

Jan 13, 2023

Just A Minute...

I expect many of you have given up on New Year’s Resolutions – but maybe I can tempt you to a daily one!

Jan 08, 2023

Happy new year!

Happy new year! Some thoughts for 2023 and readings for Epiphany.

Jan 06, 2023

Merry Christmas!

A Christmas reflection from the Revd Canon Alan Hodgetts.

Dec 23, 2022

Join us this Christmas!

Join us this Christmas!

Dec 21, 2022

Spread the love

Although Advent is seen as a season of repentance, just like Lent, it would be a hard heart that doesn’t start to get excited at the anticipation of the arrival of Christmas and all that entails.

Dec 09, 2022

Joyful expectation

We are called in Advent to wait in JOYFUL expectation for what comes next.

Dec 02, 2022

Christmas Services

What's on this Christmas in the Winslow Benefice.

Nov 25, 2022

Advent Compline

Compline service Sunday 27 November- all welcome!

Nov 25, 2022

Advent Sunday

If it seems that you are in the middle of it at the moment, talk to someone, talk to God, none of us are alone.

Nov 25, 2022

Celebrate with St James'

11am Sunday 20 November - Celebrate the new roof at St James' Church!

Nov 18, 2022

Christmas Fair

Join us for the Winslow Christmas fair!

Nov 18, 2022

St Laurence Church Christmas Coffee Morning

Join us for a Christmas Coffee Morning!

Nov 18, 2022

Repair Cafe

Bring along your broken bits and bobs and let's fix them together.

Nov 18, 2022

Christ the King

This week is the last week in the church’s year and as a result we celebrate Christ the King.

Nov 18, 2022

Book Group

Our next Book Group meeting will be on 21 November at 6.45pm to chat about Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene.

Nov 08, 2022

A HUGE thank you

A huge thanks to all who donated to our roof appeal.

Nov 04, 2022


We remember. God remembers.

Nov 04, 2022

Black History Month

To celebrate the last week of Black History Month, St Laurence is hosting a portrait and video exhibition - as seen on ITV News!

Oct 28, 2022

National Churches Trust

The National Churches Trust is delighted to support St Laurence Church, Winslow, with a grant towards the roof repairs.

Oct 21, 2022

Bible Sunday

This week we celebrate Bible Sunday, a day in which the church takes time to celebrate God’s word.

Oct 21, 2022

North Aisle Roof Appeal

As you will have seen, work is continuing apace on the North Aisle Roof and there is good news.

Oct 14, 2022

Christmas Decoration Workshop

With Carolyn Schulz, writer of over 10 craft books and TV presenter.

Oct 17, 2022

Repair Cafe

Bring your busted stuff and let's see if we can fix it together!

Oct 14, 2022

Celebrating St Luke

This week we are celebrating St. Luke, the man who wrote the Gospel of Luke as well as the Acts of the Apostles.

Oct 14, 2022

Prisons Week

This Sunday marks the beginning of Prisons Week, an annual week of prayer working to see an end to the human suffering caused by crime and imprisonment – for all those affected.

Oct 07, 2022

Harvest Festival and Bring & Share

You are invited to the St Laurence Harvest Festival and Bring & Share lunch!

Oct 07, 2022

Not all heroes wear capes

On Sunday we are celebrating Michaelmas, the Feast of Michael and All Angels. It is a major day in the church

Sep 30, 2022

Harvest Festival

Join a harvest festival at St Mary's Addington at 5pm this Sunday 25 September - all are welcome!

Sep 23, 2022

Jewel in the Crown

Having watched, like so many others, the funeral of the Queen on Monday, I came away with a mixture of emotions.

Sep 23, 2022

Harvest lunch!

Join us for a harvest lunch on 9 October!

Sep 16, 2022

Shadows of death

One of the saddest parts of my role, as well as being the greatest privilege, is getting to sit with the family of someone who has recently died.

Sep 16, 2022

The Lost Sheep

When we heard of the death of the Queen, like so many, Sue and I felt such a strong sense of loss.

Sep 16, 2022

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

It is with a deep and profound sense of sadness that we, as a church, join in the praises and condolences at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Sep 08, 2022

What's on this week?

What's on in September?

Sep 02, 2022

St Laurence Food Cupboard

The St Laurence Food Cupboard has been overwhelmed by the generous donations from the residents of Winslow and would like to thank everyone for all their support.

Sep 02, 2022

God the Father

We have chosen to God call Father. We do so to say something about the nature of the relationship he has with us.

Aug 25, 2022


What a strange word with which to begin a sermon! So, what is or was banned?

Aug 18, 2022

Could YOU be our new rector?

Could YOU be our new vicar?

Aug 18, 2022

Roof Appeal: Huge thanks & big plea

Thank you all for the amazing response we have had to the Roof Appeal.

Aug 12, 2022

Surviving the summer holidays

August is a strange month...

Aug 12, 2022

North Aisle Roof Appeal

Thank you for all who have donated so far.

Aug 05, 2022

Coffee morning

St Laurence Room, Saturday 6 August 10am-12pm - Please do come along and support.

Aug 05, 2022

FREE Holiday Lunch Club!

Fridays through summer, 12-2pm, St Laurence Room.

Aug 05, 2022

Mothers' Union

The church remembers quite a selection of people this week.

Aug 05, 2022

The neediest people

In the Book of Deuteronomy (15:4) it says that “there should be no poor among you”. Jesus says, “the poor you will have always with you” (Mark 14:7).

Jul 29, 2022


In my Confirmation classes about prayer I used to teach the students about A.C.T.S. with which I expect a lot of you are familiar. It stands for Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication.

Jul 29, 2022

St James

This week the church celebrates James the Apostle, patron saint of Spain, Guatemala, Nicaragua, fishermen and, most importantly, Great Horwood’s church.

Jul 22, 2022

Food Cupboard needs you!

The Food Cupboard needs the following items this week - thank you!

Jul 15, 2022

Are you a Martha or a Mary?

How do we get close to Jesus? Are we a Mary or a Martha?

Jul 15, 2022

Bishop of Oxford awards school leavers and visits Food Cupboard

On a visit to the Claydon Deanery on Wednesday 13 July, the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, visited the Winslow Benefice.

Jul 14, 2022

Quality time

Last week I went to answer questions from Year 5 in Winslow School about prayer.

Jul 08, 2022

Proclaiming Thomas

This Sunday is the Feast of St. Thomas - “Doubting Thomas”. He is an apostle that we don’t know much about, but he does tell us a lot about ourselves.

Jul 01, 2022

He must increase but I must decrease

Last Friday the Church celebrated the Birth of John the Baptist.

Jul 01, 2022

Julian Group

Our next Julian Meeting on 4 July will be an in-person gathering at Keach's Chapel.

Jul 01, 2022


Saying ‘yes’ is a vital part of our relationship with God, because it means something.

Jun 24, 2022


The good news of Pentecost is something that carries on throughout the year because the Spirit pouring out into our hearts is what allows us to flourish.

Jun 17, 2022

Jubilee & Festival week

This week we are celebrating a Jubilee - a Jubilee like no other.

Jun 03, 2022

Progressive Supper

Three-course meal with drinks for £20/head - with a twist!

May 20, 2022

In the Days of Rain

Join Revd Didier and the Winslow Benefice Book Group on Monday 27 June to discuss Rebecca Stott's In the Days of Rain: A Daughter, A Father, A Cult.

May 20, 2022

God Save Our Gracious Queens

The Winslow Players return! Spend a Saturday evening in style as you witness a brief history of Queens of England in the Winslow Players' first post-Covid production.

May 20, 2022

Ascension Day

How do you get on with authority? Revd Mark shares some reflections for Ascension Day.

May 20, 2022

Join us for Cream Tea!

Join us in St Laurence Church for a cream tea!

May 12, 2022

North Aisle Roof Appeal

We urgently need to raise in the region of £20,000 to repair the North Aisle Roof, where damage to the lead on the roof has resulted in leaking which is only going to get worse.

May 06, 2022

Small gestures empower change

The Winslow Repair Shop was featured on the Diocese of Oxford website this week. Read the full story and see a snippet below.

May 06, 2022

Love one another as I have loved you

Congratulations Jo!

Apr 28, 2022

Thank you

None of our Holy Week activities were possible without a huge effort from a great array of people and we do not say thank you enough.

Apr 22, 2022

Holy Week

Every day this week, we will be journeying with Jesus with a rich variety of services. Why not join us?

Apr 08, 2022

Mothering Sunday

Readings for Mothering Sunday.

Mar 25, 2022

What would Jesus do?

Given the appalling mess our world is in, and in particular the horrific situation in Ukraine, what would Jesus do? And what might Jesus want us to do?

Mar 15, 2022

Supporting Ukraine

The Winslow Lions are collecting for Ukraine. Here's how you can help.

Mar 11, 2022

Festival of Voices

Spring Festival of Voices, 7.30pm Sat 23 April at St Laurence Church, featuring the Morriston Orpheus Choir .

Mar 10, 2022

Holy Week Services

Lent and Holy Week service information for 2022.

Mar 10, 2022

Journeying Together in our Brokenness

There are still some tickets remaining for this interactive workshop, more relevant than ever in light of recent events.

Feb 25, 2022

Praying for peace

As I write this, the news from the Ukraine is looking very bleak. It can sometimes seem as though we learn nothing from our past mistakes.

Feb 24, 2022

Lent Lunches

Join us Wednesdays in lent for lunch - all are welcome!

Feb 18, 2022

St Laurence Shop

The St Laurence Shop supports the church, local charities and the Winslow community. Could you help?

Feb 18, 2022