St Laurence Church

A welcome to St. Laurence’s is a welcome to a large and diverse Christian family.

St. Laurence’s is a church rooted in the local community with good resources to serve the needs of our diverse neighbourhood. We have a valued music tradition and a catholic spirituality that is a challenge to Christian growth.

Over the last one hundred and thirty years since our parish was founded, many changes have taken place in our church community. In our church life today you will find a wide section of the community united in worship and service. Our diversity enriches our parish family and broadens our understanding of God and of the mission of the church today.

On Sundays

8am: Holy Communion in the Lady chapel. No hymns, meditative atmosphere

10am: Sung Eucharist. Choir, hymns, sermon, creche, junior church and refreshments afterwards.

6pm: most Sundays, simple evening prayer – a half-hour service to end the day and to begin the week peacefully. Often on the first Sunday of the month, solemn choral evensong sung by the church choir.

On weekdays

There is a said mass most days. On Wednesday, the 10.30am eucharist is followed by refreshments and often by social events.

We have regular healing masses with laying on of hands and anointing for those who desire.

Baptisms take place at the main eucharist approximately every six weeks. To arrange a baptism, talk to the priest after a Sunday morning service.

Weddings: to arrange a wedding, calling of banns, etc, please ring the parish office (020) 8698 9706, or call by on a Thursday evening at 6.30pm.

Confession: by arrangement with one of the clergy.

Mothers Union meet on the first Tuesday of the month.

Giving to the Church

You are invited to make an on-line donation via JustGiving. Our registered charity no is 1131092


Vicar: the Rev’d Canon Charles Pickstone
Hon Curate: the Rev’d Iain Farquhar
Director of Music: Jocelyn Freeman
Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary: Ijeoma Nwajiobi
Readers: Grace Blyth & Peter Charles
Parish Safeguarding Officer: Peter Charles


Full parish safeguarding information can be found here


The Church 'Welcome' booklet

Annual report 2018/19

The Church Safeguarding Policy and The Diocesan Safeguarding Policy

The Church Data Privacy Policy

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