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.


Sunday 31st July 9.30am Holy Communion

Sunday 7th August 9.30am Holy Communion

Sunday 14th August 9.30am Holy Communion –

Patronal Festival (celebrating the life and witness of

St Lawrence, martyr).


17th August 10.00am – 11.30am Coffee Shop

(No Holy Communion Service in August)

Sunday 21st August 9.30am Holy Communion

Sunday 28th August 9.30am Holy Communion


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!

The Church is open for visitors during the week during August on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning between 9am and 12 noon.

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

The Parish Office is open Tuesday - Thursday mornings, 9.00-12.00. The parish office will be closed on Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th August.

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

Holiday Club

@ Elim church, Parkend Road

For 5-11’s

Mon-Fri 26-29 July 1 till 3pm

(places limited; sign up at Elim Charity shop next door)

Hot Food, Crafts & Games

@ Abbey Church, Glevum Park

Tues & Thursdays: 2,4,9,11,16,18th August

11 till 2

(Book on www.gloucestercityhaf.co.uk)


@ St Oswald’s Coney Hill

Thursdays 12-2

Sports Holiday Club incl lunch

@ Hillview Church, Hucclecote

for Primary age

Tues 26 July, Tues 16 Aug, Wed 31 Aug

10 till 1 £15 per session

(book on www.sportily.org.uk

or ring 03305519348)

Summer Sports Breakfast

@ Hardwicke Primary school, Hunts Grove

for ages 7-14

Thurs 25 & Fri 26 August

9am-midday £5 per person per day

(book on www.sportily.org.uk or ring 0330 551 9348)

Teddy Bear Zip-Wire and picnic

@ St Margaret’s, Whaddon

Thursday 4th August 12-3

(bring a Teddy and a picnic; free drinks)

Summer Sports Hangout

@ Hardwicke Primary school, Hunts Grove

For ages 7-16 £10 per person per day

Thurs 1 & Fri 2 Sept


(book on www.sportily.org.uk or ring 0330 551 9348)

Family drop-in for activities, games, food

@ St George’s Tuffley

for all ages

Tuesdays Aug

10.30 till 3 (come along any time)

Holiday Activities and Food

@Grange Baptist, Tuffley

1 - 26 August

For details and to book, see www.gloucestercityhaf.co.uk

GRAB a coffee & cake

@Grange Baptist, Tuffley

Every Wednesday

8.45 till 4

Summer @ Wednesday Church,

@ St Catharine’s London Rd

for families

Every Wednesday 10 till 1

Arts&Crafts, Stay&play, Lunch

@ King’s School (working with St Swithun’s Hempsted, the Family Haven and the Cathedral)

for accompanied children of all ages

Tuesdays 2,9,16,23 Aug 11 till 2

(Book on www.gloucestercityhaf.co.uk)

Sports, crafts, games, activities, lunch

@Kendal Road Baptist, Longlevens

for 0-11’s

Tuesdays 2,9,16,23rd Aug

10.30 till 2.30 (Book on www.gloucestercityhaf.co.uk)

Family drop-in

for craft, games, refreshments, music and uniform-swap.

@ St James’ Upton St

Wednesdays 10:30 - 12 noon.

Arts & Crafts

@ Gloucester Cathedral

for accompanied children aged 4+

Fridays 5,12,19,26 August

12.20 till 3.30pm

(booking not needed)

Noah’s Ark Family Trail

@ Gloucester Cathedral

for all ages

23 July till 3 Sept

(just ask at the ‘welcome desk’)

Holiday Club: Superhero Adventure

@Kingfisher church, Tredworth

for primary age

Mon 1 - Fri 5 Aug

10 till midday

(places limited; book asap with the church)

Rose Petal Trail with Talking Pens

Also Games & Talking Books + drinks in the Tudor Schoolroom Café;

@ St Mary de Crypt, Southgate St

For all ages

Wednesdays to Sundays 11 till 4

(just walk in)


  • Emergency Food parcels from Foodbank
    (apply to GL Communities, or Citizens Advice)

  • For more ‘Sportily’ Summer Clubs, see www.sportily.org.uk

  • Kids Eat for £1 at ASDA!

  • ‘TicPlus’ Anonymous Chat service
    (for 9-21’s: online or ring 0300 303 8080)

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