PLEASE NOTE:  Our email address has now changed to                                  stlawrencebarnwood@outlook.com  If you have sent an email recently and not received a reply, please send again to the new address.  Many thanks.

For details of our services in Holy Week and Easter, please look at our poster on the Events and Services page

Welcome to our website.

We hope you will find the information you are looking for.  Please go to our services page to find out about our regular services and Christmas services and to our events page for social events.

We are the Church of England Parish Church for the communities of Barnwood, Abbeymead and Abbeydale in Gloucester.

We are a small community of Christians, from different walks of life, of different ages and stages of faith. Our aim is to grow as followers of Jesus Christ, loving God and one another and sharing the good news of Jesus with those around us.

We welcome people of all ages, of any religious background or none, and pray that you will be able to find the love of God through our community.

Find out more about what Christians believe here.

If you are interested in a Christening or a Wedding, please contact our Parish Office on 01452 372731 or stlawrencebarnwood@outlook.com. The following websites also have more information:

    Christenings: https://churchofenglandchristenings.org/

                  Weddings: https://www.yourchurchwedding.org/

Our main Sunday services each week are Holy Communion at 08.00am (a quiet, reflective service lasting about 45 minutes) and Parish Eucharist at 09.45am (with hymns, choir and organ, lasting just over an hour). All are welcome to come along. Tea and coffee are served after the 09.45am service at 11am in the Church Centre.

Families and children are welcome at our monthly Lets Praise service, at 11.30am on the Second Sunday of the month. This is followed by time to have lunch together outside or in the Church Centre.

Youth Alpha, a group for those aged 11-18 exploring questions of life and faith, begins in September 2018 – to find out more click here.

We meet for Morning Prayer in church each Monday morning from 09.00-09.30am. This a time of guided prayer, including readings from the Bible and silence for reflection. Our Coffee Shop is open every Monday morning from 09.00-11.30, and is a good opportunity to meet and chat with people and enjoy a real coffee and homemade cakes.

We have a special link with Barnwood Church of England Primary School, including an ‘Open the Book’ team doing Bible story assemblies there, school services in church, and a number of our church members are School Governors.

For up to date news and events, please see our Facebook page: https://en-gb.facebook.com/stlawrencechurchbarnwood/

May God bless you and make his love known to you.

Rev. Rob Crofton, Vicar

EXPERIENCE CREATION is a new monthly activity for children in parallel to the 9.45am service.  'Experience Creation' is a journey that explores six creation themes over six months.  It roughly follows the 'creation days' as described in the book of Genesis, chapter 1.  It helps children to explore and discover the amazing world God has made and learn about his love for it.  Each session begins with an outdoor exploration in the arboretum, followed by crafts, games, discussion and refreshments at the church centre.  It is aimed at primary school-aged children, but older children are welcome to come along and younger ones may stay if accompanied by an adult.  Parents can drop their children at 9.30am at the Centre and collect them at 11am.  We will need several helpers per session.  For more information or offers of help, please contact Petra Crofton Tel: 01452 688761 or email petravanrijssen@gmail.com  Please see our "Events Page" for further details.

Prayer requests and visits:

If you have a prayer request, please either fill in one of our prayer/visit request cards in church, or email the church administrator or phone to ask for your request to be added to our list - we are pleased to pray and like to hear updates too. We also offer visits (including home communion if desired) - please contact the church office. When the church is open, you are invited to light a candle by way of prayer. You may need to ask the church office to provide a lighter. It is wise to check that the church is open before you make your journey - please call the office on 01452 372731.

Giving by text:

You can now donate to our church using JustTextGiving by Vodafone. It's very easy to use - just text the amount you want from this list: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 pounds to the number 70070 using our unique code. For example, to donate £10, text the message SLCB10 £10 to phone number 70070

You will receive a text message receipt, and the chance to add Gift Aid by filling in a web form or by text message. Depending on your call plan or package you may be charged for sending the text - please check with your provider.

Thank you very much for all the support we receive, both financial and practical.

Daily Worship:

Here is a link to the daily worship website of the Church of England. It has options for morning, evening and night prayer, and you can select traditional or contemporary versions. It uses the Church of England lectionary, so the readings change and you don't need a bible to hand as it is all reproduced on screen for you. It works on tablets, laptops and smart phones! We hope you find this useful for your personal prayer times.