in the name and love of God


St Laurence, Appleton

is a registered Fairtrade Church




Useful links

Regular events in the church

“Tea and Chat”

Every Monday 2.30–4.00pm – more info

Postponed until Further notice.

Women’s Breakfasts

Saturday 14th March is now cancelled.

8.30–10.00am – more info

Latest Update

The Church front page

Dear Friends,


Thank you to those who volunteered for the church cleaning rota and for your patience.  As you may sadly already be aware, the Government has instructed all places of public worship to be closed. Consequently, St Laurence Church is closed until we are advised differently.

Although our church family may not be able to worship in the ways that we are used to,  we can certainly pray for people and respond and serve in practical ways and find new ways to worship together.  Please consult the links below.

In the meantime, the bishops are encouraging us all and asked us to share this with everyone.


Here are some links:

St Ebbe's Live Stream -

A Sunday service @ 10:00

A daily service (15 minutes) @ 08:45


Diocese live stream -  

A Sunday service @ 10:00.   Sunday 29th March.  All four bishops are taking part from their homes.


Paul Tripp Weekly Devotional -

A helpful, weekly email devotional from Paul Tripp


Prayer Outreach -

A parish prayer resource to encourage prayer for all needs but specifically those in the parish

Virtual Prayer Meeting - a twice-weekly virtual prayer meeting, praying for the global and local needs at this time:

Sunday @ 11:15

Wednesday @ 20:00

If you're interested in joining, email Stuart Gibson - [email protected] - to be added to the invitee list. You don't need a laptop/webcam to join (although these will help with the experience) - just a phone is sufficient.

In the meantime, the bishops want to encourage us all and asked us to share this with everyone.


The Lord our Shepherd is with us through this crisis giving rest to the weary, comfort to the bereaved and guidance to the perplexed.  We are asking everyone across the whole diocese, every disciple of Christ, to pause at 11 am each day if your work permits and say Psalm 23 and the Lord’s Prayer, beginning tomorrow (with Pope Francis and our Archbishops).


Wishing you all to keep safe, with love and prayers


St Laurence PCC



APCM Postponed


In line with Diocesan advice we have postponed the APCM scheduled for Sunday April 26th.   We will notify you of the new date as soon as is feasible.

The electoral roll revision is also suspended but it is possible to complete a form of enrolment any time.