Families & Children

Families and Children at St. Lawrence

We warmly welcome families and Children to any of our services at St. Lawrence. There are treasure bags and resources in Church to help the children engage more fully in the services and to be an active part of the Church family.

Work with families and children is ongoing and developing and we now welcome a number of families who worship with us in our beautiful 800 year old Church.

On the 2nd Sunday of the month we hold our Together in Worship service which is more interactive and includes a craft activity for the children linked to the theme of the service.

O the 4th Sunday of the month we have begun a Family Fellowship time for families, this is held in the Reading Room (opposite the Church). It is a more informal session for families and children to meet together for Bible stories, prayers, games and craft activities related to the theme of the morning. It lasts for about 45minutes and the congregation from Matins service join for coffee and refreshments at 11 o’clock.

We have recently established a lending library of Christian books for children and parents. This is available at the above services.

With support from St. Francis a weekly Christian after school club (Sub Club) is held for school children Years 1 – 3. An annual Prayer space is held in school. This year it will take place over three days enabling all pupils access to spend time engaging with the activities.


July 14th


Together in Worship

The Good Samaritan




There will be no Family Fellowship in July



For anyone new to the village, this is an activity staged by St. Francis and St. Lawrence in the sports field of Stratford School.  It gives the 150 primary children time and space to explore faith and spirituality from a broadly Christian perspective in a creative and interactive way.  We have been so blessed in past years by village-wide support for this amazing experience, with the preparation of materials for crafts, helping in erecting and striking the tents and even making a 3ft x 4ft suspended crown!

This year the theme is "God's Love" and there will be 10-12 different activities and crafts, all requiring a wide range of skills for the preparation of materials the children will be using.

We are praying that the wonderful SsC community spirit will shine through yet again and inspire you to offer your help and creative/practical abilities.  There will be sign up sheets appearing in church at the beginning of June; you can choose which you would prefer to do based on the time you can give or the activity itself.  You never know, punching holes in felt squares or cutting wool to certain lengths might be exactly what you need after a long, stressful day!

If you don't get a chance to see the sheets, you can always
phone Karen Baxter on 416344, or pop in to see her at High Gables, The Portway.

Many thanks in anticipation of your help.