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Prayer is at the centre of all that goes on at St. Lawrence’s.  Pews News - our weekly notice sheet - has details of when we are praying together.

Some people pray in pairs or triplets in their homes at times which suit them, and if you feel you would like to be part of this please speak to a member of the Local Ministry Team.

There is also a monthly prayer diary which you might find helpful in knowing what to pray for.



Using our Gifts to Serve


Our aim at St. Lawrence’s is to encourage everyone to participate fully in the life of the church by using their talents and gifts. If you would like to help in some way but are just not quite sure how, please look at the leaflet “What can I do?” or ask Edward Tufnell.



Serving the Wider Community.


People from St. Lawrence’s seek to serve in the community and elsewhere around the world by prayer, giving financial support and by practical involvement.

In particular, the Church was involved in setting up and now running the Moore Cottage Lunch Club on Fridays – for people who are house-bound.

Craft Afternoons are organized twice a year for all ages – look for publicity and join in the fun!



Social Events


A variety of social events are arranged from time to time; often on 4th Wednesdays each month there is a game of skittles and a meal at a local pub, for example.  Sometimes we meet for an evening of table games.  See our weekly notice sheet, ‘Pews News’, for current information.



Activities for children and younger people.


At St. Lawrence’s we place a high value on children and young people and we are developing this area of our church life.


  • ‘BumblebeeZ’ is a fun time for babies & pre-school tots: Chat and Coffee: 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month 9:30 – 11:30.


  • Our Sunday School meets during Sunday Morning Worship in term time; children start in church before going to their group meeting nearby. [On first Sundays we all stay together in church]


  • There’s a new group for young people aged 10+ called ‘Hy Friday.’  Meetings twice a month on Friday evenings.  Speak to John or Jo Pout on 860932.  


The Benefice of Bourton on the Water with Clapton & the Rissingtons is part of the North Cotswolds Deanery of the Diocese of Gloucester.


The Benefice (which was formed in 2006) consists of 6 village communities, within which are 5 traditional Cotswold churches and a local ecumenical church plant (CUR:ve).


Each of our villages has its own sense of community and identity, although we share the aim of making the Gospel of Jesus Christ relevant and accessible to all those who live, work and visit here.


Whilst we all have beautiful buildings to care for, our churches are very much about people.  


We aim to be a welcoming and friendly church where there is a place for everyone.  We have a variety of services throughout the Benefice each week, both on Sundays and during the week, from very traditional, to more informal and contemporary, some very small in number and some that are quite busy.


Our buildings are usually open every day during daylight hours for visitors.


Whoever you are,

Whenever you come,

Wherever you are from,

We hope you will feel very welcome!