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.

September 2021 - Welcome back to Church!

We look forward to welcoming you to St Lawrence as we begin a new pattern of services this September.

Our services for September 2021 are as follows:


Sunday 5th September

9.30am Holy Communion - a traditional service with communion, organ and hymns (about 1 hour)

11.15am Morning Worship for All Ages - a more informal service (45 mins), suitable for families and children

Sunday 12th September

10.00am Holy Communion for All Ages - a more informal service of Holy Communion, suitable for families and children

Sunday 19th September

9.30am Holy Communion

11.15am Morning Worship for All Ages

Sunday 26th September

9.30am Holy Communion

9.30am-11.00am Explore Creation - For all the family. Outdoor activities in Barnwood Arboretum, crafts, refreshments.

With the lifting of the Government's Covid restrictions there are no more limits on numbers attending services, and no requirement to book a place in advance. You are encouraged to wear a face covering in Church, but this will no longer be mandatory. Singing is allowed again.

The Church is open for visitors during the week, on Tuesday-Thursday mornings while the Parish Office is open (09.00-12.00).

Wild and Wonderful!

This is our new programme of activities helping you to explore Science, Faith and Caring for God's creation.

Come to our our Wild and Wonderful launch event on Saturday 18th September, 2.00 - 4.30pm.

See poster below, and further info on our Science and Faith page.

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.

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

Church Facebook Page

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