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

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

Readings for 12 Feb

Readings for Sunday 12 February.

Feb 10, 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

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

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

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

St Laurence Church Christmas Coffee Morning

Join us for a Christmas Coffee Morning!

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


We remember. God remembers.

Nov 04, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Surviving the summer holidays

August is a strange month...

Aug 12, 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

Are you a Martha or a Mary?

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

Jul 15, 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


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

Ascension Day

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

May 20, 2022

Can I take you at your word?

Hypocrisy – not practising what you preach – was an accusation Jesus levelled at some religious leaders in his time. Are we guilty of saying one thing and doing another?

May 12, 2022

Take a risk

As we look around us, what works in our lives and the people around us testify to the love of Jesus?

May 06, 2022

Say your prayers

Revd Didier shares his top tips for saying your prayers.

Apr 28, 2022

Easter sermon - A story of a violin

An Easter Day sermon from the Revd Daphne Preece.

Apr 22, 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

Easter Monday

Readings for Easter Monday onwards.

Apr 15, 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

We have a little Fig Tree – nothing does it bear!

We have a little Fig Tree – nothing does it bear! Jesus uses the example of a Fig Tree to illustrate a couple of hard sayings.

Mar 25, 2022

We could do with a saviour

The question that Batman asks himself is not really very different to that which God asks us: are we willing to bring hope and light into our corner of the world?

Mar 18, 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

Why did God make foxes?

I was asked this week by a child whose family owns some chickens, “Why did God make foxes?”

Mar 10, 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

Creative Communion

Join us for our first Creative Communion service, suitable for all ages.

Feb 18, 2022

Valentine's Day

Readings and a reflection for the 14th February 2022.

Feb 11, 2022