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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 6:00pm evening service are the same :

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

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