Coronavirus Update – Lockdown 3, January 15th 2021

In view of the seriousness of the Covid situation, we have reluctantly decided that we will suspend all but one of our weekly public services. Most churches have closed completely, and many people have decided for themselves to stay away for the time being. These decisions are to be supported.

We encourage our older members, and others with particular vulnerabilities, to worship at home. We are providing online worship, and phone-in services (no computer required, just your telephone).

The only service in church to which people can come will be the Sunday 8.30am Eucharist. We are able to offer this because of the spaciousness of our building, the small numbers attending, and the rigorous distancing and hand sanitizing measures we are insisting upon. We are keeping the situation under constant review, and shall hope to resume more services as soon at it is safe to do so.


If you wish to attend, please book your numbered pew with the Vicar (07913 891 221 – text is best – or phone). This will be a said service, with homily. Extra social distancing must be maintained at all times. Face coverings must be worn. You are asked to refrain from social conversation, and from gathering outside after the service.


There will be three livestreamed services from the church each week. They will be able to be viewed live, and afterwards, on Youtube.

Sunday 8.30am Eucharist
Sunday 6.30pm Evening Service
Tuesday 12noon Midday Prayer (15 mins)

PHONE-IN SERVICES (joint with Heslington Church members)

To participate:  Dial 0333 011 0616 Then when asked enter the code 892 8769 # (the voice says a pound sign, but it means a hash)

Tuesday – Friday Morning Prayer 8am (BCP)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday Compline 9pm


What are you up to this Friday evening? Staying at home? So are we…

Join members of St. Lawrence past* and present for a lighthearted video call quiz on Googlemeets that promises to be fun and enjoyable. Please prepare a round of five questions on any topic of your choosing. Begins 8pm. Contact Henry for the link to join, by emailing .

Over the period of the second lockdown, in line with the rules on the use of churches, we recorded several services which are still available to watch on our Youtube page:

Parish life continues outside of the church buildings. A weekly e-newsletter is going out and you are invited to subscribe and contribute.

Sunday Services

Holy Eucharist

Sung Eucharist

Choral or Sung Evensong