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St Laurence Church

Telscombe Village

St Laurence is a traditional Anglican Parish.

We are Spirit-led, reaching out to all. 

We proclaim the Gospel of God’s love in Christ and reverently administer the Sacraments.

A warm welcome awaits you here.

We aim to provide welcome all those seeking to find and meet with God within the calm, spirit-filled surroundings of our church. Visitors often comment on the “lovely peaceful atmosphere” and one recently described it as “a gentle experience”. One of our visiting clergy describes the church as “both holy and homely”.


About the church

St Laurence is a Grade I listed building lying within the Telscombe Village Conservation Area. Records indicate evidence of a church on this site since AD 966. The nave and chancel are mid-12th century, whilst the north aisle, tower and north-east chapel were added in the late 12th century.

The chapel was rebuilt in Victorian times, when a number of other alterations to the church were also carried out. The wall paintings on the east wall above the chancel arch are modern: they were painted in 1905 as part of the redecoration of the church donated by Ambrose Gorham.

Sunday Services

Every Sunday of the month, we hold an 11.00am Communion service with hymns using Common Worship, Order One in Traditional Language.

Refreshments are served in the church at the end of the service.


Other Services

To enquire about baptism, wedding and funeral services, please see the relevant pages under What's Happening?

If you would like to get in touch, please feel free to do so via our contact page.

Downlander Magazine

Our parish magazine, called The Downlander, is available to download here.

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