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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.

Worship services at St. Laurence are currently suspended due to the steep rise in cases of Covid 19.

This decision has been approved by the Bishop of Dover and will be reviewed at the beginning of February by the Vicar, Churchwardens and PCC.

The 10am Sunday service is 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

Public worship is currently suspended in churches. 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 on the Zoom service for this Sunday’s 10am morning service. They are changed to the following as of 16/01/21:

Thursday : Prayer for the Nation

Special notice: This Thursday at 6pm. we will join with the rest of the Church and people in the country for Prayer for the Nation as requested by Archbishops Justin and Stephen. It will take the form of Evening Prayer. We will do so every Thursday at 6pm. throughout the lockdown period. The service will last about 30 minutes. Please make every effort to join us.

Please do take note that the details for connecting on the Zoom service for this service. They are:

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