ABOUT US

"Our vision is to be a growing, Christ-centred fellowship, bringing glory to God, serving the community and holding God's world in prayer."

St Laurence Church 

 

OUR VISION

 

A GROWING FELLOWSHIP

 

is spiritually based, actively involved in mission and outreach, and enabling others to come to faith in Christ;

works towards an increase in membership;

values and encourages individual ministries and helps to develop leadership qualities;

takes the stewardship of money, time and talent seriously;

shows a willingness to change in an effective and meaningful way.

 

 

A CHRIST-CENTRED FELLOWSHIP 

 

acknowledges Christ as Lord and Saviour and displays the love of Christ and Christ-like qualities;

is bible based and encourages biblical understanding;

is active in proclaiming the gospel and deepening personal faith;

welcomes and accepts people as they are, is supportive and, where possible, ensures that members live in peace and harmony with one another; 

promotes integration, togetherness and social activities.

 

 

BRINGING GLORY TO GOD involves

 

ensuring that our worship and life together, as Christians, is governed and directed by the Holy Spirit;

enabling everyone to recognise and value the gift of God in every person;

growing in Christian maturity;

personal and collective responsibility for the environment, Church buildings and grounds.

 

 

SERVING THE COMMUNITY means

 

loving our neighbours, understanding their situations and working to meet their needs;

working with others, where appropriate;

holding the community in prayer;

having a visible presence within the parish;

furthering mission and evangelism;

making effective use of Church buildings and grounds.

 

 

HOLDING GOD’S WORLD IN PRAYER entails

 

sustained prayer, both individually and collectively;

listening to God and expecting that prayers will be answered according to his will;

developing a genuine concern for humanity and the whole of creation;

identifying need and responding to situations and events.

 

Call us today on 020 8554 3456

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Church of England Barkingside

We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults. 

The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Hilary Musker, who may be contacted at church or by email info@slbchurch.net.

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