The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek said:

 “It is with deep sadness that we hear the news of the Duke of Edinburgh’s death. This is a huge loss to the nation and one which we will all feel deeply for a long time to come. We give thanks for Prince Philip, his unwavering love and support of the Queen, and for the good he has championed and enabled within our country and beyond over so many years. 

 “We offer our deepest condolences to the Queen and the Royal Family as we pray for them to know God’s comfort and everlasting love in the days and weeks ahead. May the hope and peace of Jesus Christ sustain us all.

 “While not all of our churches are able to be open at the moment, everyone across our communities are invited to join our online worship, which can be found at www.achurchnearyou.com.

 “A special online memorial book, which everyone is invited to sign can be found here – https://www.churchofengland.org/

 “May he rest in peace and rise in glory.”

Welcome to St Lawrence Church, Barnwood.

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

We are a 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 find the love of God through our community.

Watch our latest Video Services here: Video Services & Worship material

Find out more about what Christians believe here.

COVID Update - April 2021

With the excellent roll out of the vaccination programme and the careful easing of restrictions, our Church is now open again for a 9.30am Holy Communion Service each Sunday (see Booking for Services page to book).

Our online Video Services continue each week - see Video Services & Worship material tab on left. The video services are also on our Youtube channel - see link below on left.

We continue in our worship of God and in our care and prayers for one another and our local community.

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

If you are interested in a Christening or a Wedding, please contact our Parish Office for up-to-date information on 01452 372731 or stlawrencebarnwood@outlook.com.

The following websites also have more information:

Christenings: https://churchofenglandchristenings.org/

Funerals are allowed on a restricted basis, at the Crematorium, in Church or at the Graveside in the Churchyard.

Church Office
The Church Office is open for email and telephone enquiries only. The office is closed to visitors.  Office hours: Tuesday-Thursday 9.00am-12.00noon. During the Easter holidays, the church office will only be open on Thursday 8th and Thursday 15th April 9am - 12pm.

If you would like to join our church email distribution list and receive a weekly update email, please contact the church office by telephone or email.

Annual Report 2019-2020
Please see our Annual report for 2019-20 here: PCC Report for APCM 2020.pdf

  • Prayer requests: Any urgent needs should be communicated directly to Jane Brown our pastoral care lead or via our church office (01452 372731).

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

    God bless you.

    Rev. Rob Crofton, Vicar