Welcome to St Laurence Church



The people who make up St Laurence's are a vibrant community who love celebrating life in God and who try to be supportive to one another in good times and in bad.

Come and join us!

RECTOR : Rev. Andrew Lightbown    

Jo Anderson, Chris Ryalls

PCC : Graham Bowe (Synod), Terry Capstick (Hon. Treasurer), Jo Anderson (Synod); Christine Chapman, Derry French, Katy Slade, Simon Smith, Chris Ryalls, Liz van de Poll, Judy Robbins (Synod), Sharon Stevens (Hon. Secretary), Brian Spatcher
SIDESPEOPLE : Angela Parry, Judy Robbins, Pam Taylor, Liz van de Poll, David Chapman, Jean Dale, Richard Hills, Barbara Preston, Jasie Newman, Brian Spatcher, Sheila Spatcher, Simon Smith, Terry Capstick, Sian Crossey, Annette Hatton, Ginnie Long, Daphne Spink, Jean Osbourne, Chris Reeves, Rosie West, Joyce Hill, Michael Skidmore, Jo Anderson, Chris Ryalls


Seek advice from our Parish Safeguarding Officer :

                         Chris Ryalls

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          or visit oxford.anglican.org/safeguarding

This Benefice has adopted the Church of England's Safeguarding Policy as our local policy.



7.30pm      Bell Ringing Practice.  Anyone is welcome to come along and have a go at ringing – good exercise, great fun and excellent social life!  Contact Jan Lewis 01296 715106


10.30am    Bible Study Group - 1st and 3rd Tuesdays –Particular passages of the Bible are read and chatted about over coffee and biscuits.  
Contact Jo 01296 712650

8pm           House Group - every Tuesday – a small group where we read different books of the Bible or look at themes. We look at how we might      apply what we read to everyday life to make changes within ourselves and in our support of the community.  All this over drinks and ALWAYS cakes/biscuits! Contact Ann 01296 714330


10-12 noon St Laurence Room is open for coffee/tea and biscuits. Come along after visiting the market and natter over drinks.

10-11am    Storytime for Toddlers and Babies in St Laurence Church. A warm and friendly atmosphere where you can bring your youngsters for a  play, story and song over refreshments. No charge. Just turn up.

2pm          Mothers’ Union - Meet 2nd Wednesday of the month in St Laurence Room. Afternoon, but time varies – contact Angela 01296 714678

3pm          Short service for residents of Swan House 4th Wednesday of the month at 3pm. Others are welcome but please contact Chris 01296          712139 first for more information.


2-4pm       “In Touch” - first Thursday of the month - informal group for discussion, chat and a cuppa. Contact Ann 01296 714330

8pm          Contemplative Prayer  – last Thursday of the month in the St Laurence Room, starting with refreshments.  Please contact Jo 01296 712650


                 Choir Practice – St Laurence Church. Please contact Derry French, Director of Music on 01296 715185 for further information.

6.30-7.15pm       Junior Choristers

7.30-9pm            Adult Choristers