St Laurence Church Appleton with Besselsleigh

Worshipping, Caring, Sharing in the name and love of God.

Church Road

Appleton

Oxfordshire

OX13 5JL

Reverend Phil Parker can be contacted by telephone on 01865 655867.

 

 

 

 

 

For all St Laurence Church, Appleton information, including services and calendar of events

please visit 

http://www.stlaurenceappleton.org 

 

 

SERVICES UPDATE

 

From 20th September, we are pleased to let you know that services are back!  Some to be held in church and some via zoom in September.

However, from October, we will be holding all services outside or in church. Please consult the St Laurence Church website for further details.

 

 

 

 

CHURCH OPENING TIMES

 

From 20th September, Church will be open on Sundays from 9am until 6pm and for services.

 

 

 

St Laurence Church

 

 

Church Road

Appleton

Oxfordshire OX13 5JL

 

 

OUR CHURCH:

 

For nearly a thousand years our beautiful church has been at the heart and soul of village life. Today it is the centre for a thriving Christian congregation. The message of Jesus Christ remains as fresh and relevant as when it was first heard two thousand years ago. Today at St. Laurence’s that message is given in a stimulating way, with a particular relevance to families and young people.

 

The 10.00am ‘All age’ communion service on a Sunday morning usually involve the congregation followed by refreshments and there is a Sunday club for the under 11s too. On the first Sunday of each month there is a ‘service of the word’ family service. In contrast to these lively services, the monthly 8.00am Holy Communion and the twice monthly 6.00pm Evensong are traditional.

These services retain the reverent beauty of the familiar words and music in which many people find peace and refreshment.

But peace and refreshment are available to everyone because the Church is open everyday. So, if you want a bit of quality time on your own or you just want a look around, you are very welcome to pop in!

 

Reverend Phil Parker is available to be contacted at the Rectory on 01865 655867 or by email:rector@stlaurencechurchappleton.org and also to discuss Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals or Service information and Church building enquiries.

 

St Laurence Church is very much at the heart of the community.  We organise and take part in many community events and activities and we enjoy a strong relationship with our neighbouring C of E aided primary school.

 

For further information about upcoming services and events consult our website www.stlaurenceappleton.org

or take a look at the Advertiser – the local parish magazine organised by St Laurence and distributed to every household in Appleton, Eaton and Besselsleigh.

For more information about the Diocese of Oxford follow this link Oxford Diocese

 

 

 

 

 


 

 ST LAURENCE APPLETON WITH BESSELSLEIGH

Autumn 2020

 

 St Laurence Church is presently open for individual* prayer Sunday and Wednesday 9am – 6pm each week.

 

 

In line with current government and Church of England directives and in order to help us keep our church building open and safe for all visitors, we are all required to observe the following:

 

- WEAR A FACE MASK

 

-ENTER BY THE NORTH DOOR AND LEAVE BY THE SOUTH DOOR

 

 

-USE HAND SANITISER PROVIDED BEFORE OPENING THE DOOR AND AGAIN AS YOU LEAVE

 

 

- KEEP TO THE DESIGNATED AREA TO PRAY

 

-BRING YOUR OWN BIBLE OR RELIGIOUS TEXT – PAPER OF ANY KIND IS NOT ALLOWED IN CHURCH BUILDINGS FOR USE.

 

 

- BRING TISSUES WITH YOU IF YOU HAVE A COUGH OR COLD AND TAKE THEM AWAY WITH YOU FOR DISPOSAL

 

 

-OBSERVE THE GOVERNMENT GUIDELINE SOCIAL - DISTANCING 2 METRE RULE

 

 

-NO MORE THAN 8 PEOPLE IN CHURCH AT ANY ONE TIME

 

If you do discover you have Coronavirus having visited St Laurence please notify Roger Mitty 01865 863794

 

Thank you very much for your cooperation and understanding.

 

 

Take care and keep safe.

 

St Laurence PCC

 

 

* Individual prayer within a place of worship is defined as a person or household entering the venue to pray on their own and not as part of a group, led prayer or communal act. They should be socially distanced from other individuals or households.