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 come to know and share the love of Jesus.

Rev. Rob Crofton, Vicar

Find out more about what Christians believe here.





Sun 26th March         

9.30am Holy Communion

9.30am – 11am Explore Creation session for families.  (see below)


Sun 2nd April 10.00am Palm Sunday

A Special Holy Communion service for All Ages with Palm Sunday procession.

Holy Week Services

7.30pm Mon 3rd, Tues 4th, Wed 5th April

A simple service of Night Prayer with reflection on the Passion week of Jesus.

Maundy Thursday 6th April 7.30pm Holy Communion

Sharing in the bread and wine of Holy Communion as we remember Jesus washing his disciples' feet at the Last Supper.

Friday 7th April - For Families - all welcome!

Good Friday Workshop

9.15am to 11.15am

Easter Trial in Barnwood Arboretum (from 9.15am - meet at the Arboretum gate in Barnwood Park) and crafts in the Church Centre (from 9.30am)

10.30am Short family service in church - all welcome to join in.

11.15am Hot cross buns, drinks etc in the Church Centre.

Last Hour at the Cross 2.00pm 

Traditional Good Friday Service to remember Jesus' last hour on the cross, with our organ and Church choir.

Easter Sunday

9th April 10.00am Easter Day Holy Communion 

A special service for all ages, with our church choir and organ, families and children welcome.  

Followed by an Easter Egg hunt in the churchyard and refreshments in the Church Centre.

16th April

9.30am Holy Communion 

23rd April

9.30am Holy Communion 

30th April

10.30am Church in Barnwood Primary School - come and join us and we have a joint celebration with our families in the school hall.  All age worship followed by refreshments.

30th April

6.30pm Evening (BCP) Holy Communion with our organ and church choir.

We have a vacancy for a Foundation Governor

School Governors are one of the largest volunteer groups in the country and are drawn from all walks of life.

What governors share is a passionate belief that all children deserve to have access to effective schools.

 As a voluntary aided Church of England primary school the governing body:

Our vision is for Barnwood to be a school where we ‘Love our neighbour’ and work together to ‘be the best that we can be’ for the good of all. Working with all

members of our school community we want to provide our children with the best possible learning experiences so that they grow into ambitious and

responsible citizens. Our Christian vision and its linked values are at the heart of our school and rooted in the teachings of Jesus, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ (Matthew 22:39)

'Barnwood is a school where people matter. Our school vision is to 'Love our Neighbour' and to work together to be the best we can be for the good of all. Our Foundation

Governors play such an important part in the life of our school by supporting and challenging us to do our very best for each and every person in our school community.

Please join us and work with us in shaping our future developments and improvements.' Julia Matson, Headteacher.

If you would like further information about the school and the role of Foundation Governors, please contact Alan Stanfield (Chair) chair@barnwood.gloucs.sch.uk

Explore Creation is a nature themed activity for children (2-12 years old) and families, usually on the fourth Sunday of the month, from 9.30 - 11 am. 

We go outside to follow nature trails, explore Bible stories, try out different wildlife arts, crafts and games, and enjoy refreshments. Parents/carers are welcome to stay but school-aged children may be dropped off. The sessions run in parallel with the morning service at church. For more info or to sign up for our sessions, please contact Petra: petravanrijssen@gmail.com

(01452 668761) All welcome!

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/

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

Parish Office

Normal Parish Office hours are Tuesday - Thursday mornings, 9.00-12.00.  

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.

Email:  stlawrencebarnwood@outlook.com

Tel. 01452 372731

Tel: Parish Office 01452 372731
Email: stlawrencebarnwood@outlook.com

Rev Rob Crofton, Vicar

Church Facebook Page

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