Everyone is welcome to join us on Sundays. We are a mixture of young and old. The thing that unites us is that we are all sinners and need Jesus. There is no dress code at the church. Most people do not "dress-up" to come to church.
On Sundays we have two services.
9:00AM ~ Traditional Communion
The 9am is a traditional service that follows either the Book of Common Prayer or Common worship. This is either in traditional language or modern language following a set pattern. The service includes traditional hymns.
The service lasts 50 minutes.
10:30AM ~ Informal Communion with youth and children's groups
The 10.30am service is informal and contemporary in style. The clergy do not wear robes. The service will usually have a block of songs to help us enter God's presence. There is then a reading from the Bible followed by a talk. The talk lasts about 20 minutes. The talk is followed by a chance to respond in prayer. The children and young people have their own activities.
It is normally a service of Holy Communion, and so the service will move into the set prayers of the Church of England. Overall, the service will normally last about one hour and 20 minutes.
There are always opportunities to pray for healing at St Laurence Church services. It may be after or during the service.
On the first Sunday of the month the 10.30am service is all-age and will not normally be a communion service.
We do not take up an offering at our services. If you would like to make a financial contribution to the church then there is a giving plate at the back of the church.
Sunday Club is for toddlers through to late teens. It meets on each Sunday morning during the 10.30am service, except for the first Sunday of the month when we have All Age Worship. They initially meet in church and then move into the Vestry Hall, either for Children's Church or The Holy Hub. Activities are based around Bible teaching and include crafts, stories, computer animation and much more. They return to the service, prior to communion.
Toddlers need to be accompanied by a parent or carer.