ST LAWRENCE’S CHURCH

St. Lawrence Church. Westbury-sub-Mendip

St. Lawrence’s Church is an important focus for faith and history as well as providing a special place for all, both inside and outside our community.  Everyone is welcome.  The Church provides different things for different people at different times in their lives.  A place to pray, to celebrate weddings and baptisms, a place of refuge, a place of quiet to reflect on life, a place to mourn and above all a place to worship God and to thank Him for the many blessings He provides.

ANYONE is welcome to come in and have a look around.

Book of Condolence for HRH Prince Philip

Government guidelines say that a Book of Remembrance should be online only.

A Book of Condolence is available online at the Royal Website. Unfortunately, in order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions in place, and to reduce the risk of transmission, Books of Condolence will not be available in public buildings for people to sign in person.

You are invited to submit a message to https://www.churchofengland.org/remembering-his-royal-highness-prince-philip Book of Condolence for His Royal Highness Prince Philip, which will close at the end of the day following the Funeral.

“God of our lives, we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip, for his love of our Country and for his devotion to duty. Our thoughts and prayers are with her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family. We entrust him now to your love and mercy, through our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen”

Coronavirus Update – February 2021

In line with the national guidelines, our church building is currently closed.  However, the churchyard is accessible and a haven of peace and tranquillity, particularly in Spring, when there is a carpet of primroses.

Vacancy update.

Please note that we are currently in Vacancy and due to the Covid Pandemic we have, as yet, been unable to advertise for a new Vicar.  However, we hope that it will not be too long before we can do so.

Services

Due to the Pandemic, lock-down and the Church being closed, no normal services are possible.  However, many local churches and Wells Cathedral have services on line, which may be accessed for regular worship.  If you would like copies of the services especially composed for use by our regular church members, please contact the Churchwarden Linda on 01749 870817 or email:   lindamogford@uwclub.net.

Help and Information

If you have questions about the Church and/or need help and assistance please contact:

lindamogford@uwclub.net or Tel 01749 870817

If Linda is unable to help she can point you in the right direction!

Details of charges and other information can be found on the noticeboard in the church porch (which is open).

You can also find more information at:  https://www.achurchnearyou.com

On this website you can find links to streamed services and events and online church resources.

It also has a link to our church.  In the box under the heading:

 “Find an event happening right now, near you”