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 4th Feb       9.45am Holy Communion

    11.15am Morning Worship for All Ages


Sun 11th Feb  9.45am All Together Holy Communion


Wed 14th Feb 

Ash Wednesday   7.00pm Holy Communion with Imposition of ashes

Sun 18th Feb 9.45am Holy Communion

11.15am Morning Worship for All Ages              


Sun 25th Feb 9.45am Holy Communion

      9.45am – 11.15am Explore Creation session for families

(see information below)

Morning Prayer Every Wednesday at 9.00am in Church.  A quiet time of prayer, 

  reading the Bible together and reflection for about 45 minutes.

  All are welcome. 


Annual Report of the Parochial Church Council Meeting 2023

The Annual parochial church council meeting report for 2023 is now available here.

Note that the APCM agenda, minutes of last year's meeting, and financial report are also available on the The Parochial Church Council (PCC) page.

Explore Creation is a nature themed activity for children (2-12 years old) and families, usually on the fourth Sunday of the month, from 9.45 - 11.15am. 

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!


Session Dates for the first half of 2024 are as follows:-

Sunday 25th February

Sunday 24th March

Sunday 28th April

Sunday 26th May

Sunday 23rd June

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

Church Facebook Page

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

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

Rev Rob Crofton, Vicar