St Laurence Church, Hawkhurst

St Laurence Church, Hawkhurst

St Laurence Church, Hawkhurst

St Laurence Church, Hawkhurst
Welcome

A warm welcome to the St Laurence Church, Hawkhurst website.

We are a friendly, welcoming congregation.

St Laurence is part of the Weald Deanery and Diocese of Canterbury.

The Vicar and people of St. Laurence, Hawkhurst invite you to experience Christianity as a way of life, not just a set of creeds and doctrines demanding agreement. We invite you to join us as we seek to discover and recover the meaning of the gospel for our time, looking to the Sacraments, Scripture, Faith, Reason and Music — interpreted by love.

At St. Laurence we believe that what Jesus teaches and reveals to us about God is equally as important as what the Church through the ages has taught us about Jesus. We believe in the freedom of conscience, the responsibility of every believer to work out his or her own salvation in response to the grace of God, and the obligation of faithful men and women to become partners with God in building the kingdom.

We take the Sacraments and Holy Scriptures seriously and believe that in our time the Church must recover, above all, and in line with the Church’s teaching and practise, its radical hospitality — welcoming all persons into her midst as they are.

Opening Times

A warm welcome to the St Laurence Church, Hawkhurst website.

From the beginning of April 2021, Sunday Worship services at St. Laurence are now back in the Church after being suspended due to the steep rise in cases of Covid 19.

The 10am Sunday service is also being relayed on zoom and the details of this are available on the church website.

The church remains open for private prayer daily from 11am – 3pm.

If you need access outside these hours please contact Father Rodney on 01580 754459 or Alison Jones on 01580 755705.

Worship This Week

Public Worship

From the beginning of April 2021, Sunday Worship services at St. Laurence are now back in the Church after being suspended due to the steep rise in cases of Covid 19. We may be open for private prayer at different times, please check the Opening Times tab. We will, as we did in previous lockdowns, be offering the Sunday service of spiritual communion on Zoom from the Vicarage at 10am.

Please do take note that the details for connecting to the Zoom service for  the Sunday 10am morning and the Wednesday evening service are the same :

    • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4572440784?pwd=Yjgwc2pUd1ZPSkpyT3E4UVBsNS9HQT09
    • Meeting ID: 457 244 0784
    • Passcode: 5i1UCa

New This Week

Our Latest Posts

Here is a summary of the information posted on our website within the last 7 days.

Service Details

The eighth Sunday after Trinity
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The Lambeth Conference 2022 God’s Church for God’s World Acts 15:6- 15 and verses 28 and 29 Matthew 28: 16 – 20 The Acts of the Apostles in our New Testament tells us the story of how the first Christians engaged in mission, how they preached the Good News of Jesus,...
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The Seventh Sunday after Trinity
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The Lambeth Conference 2022 God’s Church for God’s World Acts 15:6- 15 and verses 28 and 29 Matthew 28: 16 – 20 The Acts of the Apostles in our New Testament tells us the story of how the first Christians engaged in mission, how they preached the Good News of Jesus,...
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A picnic lunch made by the Social Committee on the 65th anniversary of the re-dedication of St Laurence Church after it was bombed.   A lunch held in St Laurence Church for local Ukranian residents of Hawkhurst.
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The preacher was Dame Mary Tanner D.B.E.  a parishioner of St. Laurence Church, here in Hawkhurst. Pentecost Sunday 2022 and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee These last months we have followed Jesus from his birth at Christmas, his baptism, through his ministry, to his death ...
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  • Celebrations
  • Church Exterior
  • Church Interior
  • Tree Festivals
2022 – Picnics

2022 – Picnics

A picnic lunch made by the Social Committee on the 65th anniversary of the re-dedication of St Laurence Church after it was bombed.   A lunch held in St Laurence...
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2022 – Palm Sunday

2022 – Palm Sunday

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Confirmation Service 2022

Confirmation Service 2022

The larger group is of the candidates who were confirmed at St Laurence last Saturday (22nd January) by Bishop Rose. The parishes of Cranbrook, Hawkhurst, Frittenden & Si...
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2021 Tree Festival

2021 Tree Festival

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2021 Epiphany

2021 Epiphany

Yesterday was the Feast of the Epiphany when the 3 Kings arrived to see Jesus. The children made crowns and candles were lit around each pillar. The children carried the 3 King...
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Church Windows

Church Windows

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Inside the Church

Inside the Church

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Flowers at St. Laurence

Flowers at St. Laurence

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Churchyard Clean-up

Churchyard Clean-up

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Paintings & Drawings

Paintings & Drawings

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2015 Fete

2015 Fete

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Historical Photos

Historical Photos

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2020 Aerial Shots

2020 Aerial Shots

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Outdoor Photos

Outdoor Photos

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60th Anniversary of the Rededication

60th Anniversary of the Rededication

In 2017 we celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the rededication of St Laurence Church following bomb damage on 13th August 1944. Celebrations included a flower festival, church s...
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2019 Tree Festival

2019 Tree Festival

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2017 Tree Festival

2017 Tree Festival

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2015 Tree Festival

2015 Tree Festival

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Contact Info

  • 01580 753397
  • office@stlaurence.co.uk
  • https://www.stlaurencechurch-hawkhurst.org/
  • St Laurence Church, The Moor, Hawkhurst,Kent. TN18 4NT UK