We are a small friendly church situated at the heart of Barnwood. We offer a wide range of Church of England services to suit any visitor to our church. 

This Sunday (30th April) at 9.45am we shall be celebrating Godparents Sunday. Please bring godparents and godchildren of all ages to share in All-age worship and to continue the amazing journey with God here at St Lawrence Church.  We look forward to seeing you.

Coffee Shop will be running on the two Bank Holidays in May, ie 1st May and the 29th May.  We look forward to seeing you.

Rev'd Susan Cooke has been appointed Vicar for the Greenway Benefice which includes Badgeworth, Shurdington and Witcombe with Bentham.  Her last service here will be on the 7th May 2017.

COMMUNITY CHOIR met for the last time last night (26/4/17).  Thanks to all who have been part of the choir and a big "thank you" to Susan, Phil, Alex and Abi for running it. 

Date for your diary:  Saturday 20th May - St Lawrence Spring Fayre from 10.30am - 2.30pm.

Toddlers and Tinies has now closed (15.3.17)

Visitors Welcome:

All visitors are very welcome. On Sundays we serve tea and coffee in the Parish Centre at 11.00am following Parish Communion. To find out more about what you can expect on a Sunday please see our visitors page.
We try to accommodate pushchairs and buggies wherever possible, either in church or in the centre. Occasionally, at very busy services (Christmas for example) it might not be safe to have pushchairs or buggies in church, but we are very happy to hold babies and help unload and park buggies somewhere safe so that you can enjoy the service.


There are regular services held at St Lawrence C of E Church. Families find our specially designed Let's Praise and Let's Celebrate services welcoming and fun. A Sunday Club is regularly held in the adjacent Parish Centre during the main 9.45 service so parents and carers can relax and enjoy their personal worship time while the youngsters learn about Jesus and the bible in a fun way.

The church family also offers extra events and weekly groups to cater for all needs and interests. See the meetings 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.

Recent news and announcements - Please click on the Facebook link below to see all of our news and updates. You do not have to be a member of Facebook to see the information there. Facebook is updated frequently and is a useful source of information for church members, guests and visitors alike.

View all posts from our Facebook page. 

NB: scroll down the announcements to see older posts.

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.