We warmly welcome students to become involved with parish life at St Lawrence. Students are of course welcome at any of our services, but especially student-friendly services are:
Evensong, 6pm Sundays. Come along at 5pm to have a cup of tea and a chat before the service at 6pm. After Evensong, a trip to the Waggon & Horses right across the road usually follows! Sometimes we share a meal afterwards in the church hall.
Holy Hour 7pm Wednesdays: Holy hour is a discussion group which focusses on attitudes to the Eucharist. It is friendly and informal, with cups of tea or hot chocolate. It is followed by a formal act of worship, which could be a Eucharist, compline, Vespers, Benediction or exposition of the Blesséd Sacrament.
Students are encouraged to help out with the ministry to the elderly in our church hall. Helping serve hot lunches on a Wednesday, or serving (and eating) tea and cakes on a Monday afternoon with a spot of bingo!
Many students have gone on to discern vocations in the clergy, join the Parochial Church Council, lead choirs, and become churchwardens, making a really significant contribution to the church and the local community.