St Laurence ChurchChurch Road



OX13 5JL

Reverend Phil Parker 01865 655867 can be contacted by telephone 01865 863 794.






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

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


10am All Age services will be via Zoom resuming on Sunday 20th September as there are too many regular 10am church goers to accommodate everyone in church for the time being  and safely follow C of E guidelines.   Information to follow.


Evensong will take place in church on 1st and 3rd Sundays beginning on 20th September too.


8am Communion service in church once a month will begin on 4th October.  




From 20th September, Church will be open on Sundays from 9am until 6pm (earlier on the 1st Sunday and later on 1st and 3rd Sunday).




St Laurence Church



Church Road


Oxfordshire OX13 5JL





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 services on a Sunday morning usually involve the congregation and there is an increasing emphasis on relating what goes on in church to village life. On the first Sunday of each month there is a family service starting at 9.15am with art and craft activities for younger people and tea, coffee and pastries for all. In contrast to these lively services, the monthly 8.00am Holy Communion and the twice monthly 6.00pm Evensong are traditional.


They 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 Ken Campbell is now licensed and has taken up his new role as Rector designate for our parish - you are always welcome to contact him at the Rectory on 01865 655737 or by email: and also to discuss Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals or Service information and Church building enquiries.


Reverend Ken Campbell will be joining a strong Pastoral Team who are here for the entire community - especially if you are looking for guidance in life when you find it challenging at times, have lost someone dear to you, recovering from an illness or if you simply want someone to talk to! Or maybe you know someone who would benefit from a visit from the Pastoral Team? Do not hesitate to call Lesley on 03330147018. Or Lucinda on 01865 864779. Or Reverend Ken Campbell on the number above.  They are here to listen and give compassionate support. 


For further information about upcoming services and events consult our website

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