Welcome to St Laurence, Meriden
To see what events are happening soon,
please view the ‘Church Services’ page,
and the ‘News and Events’ page.
Attending Worship at St Laurence
As the Covid-19 lock-down is rolled back, the Church is open for Sunday services and other events.
If you have not attended before, you are welcome to just turn up and join us. Please get in touch if you would like someone to meet you before or after the service to show you round our beautiful Church.
Before you arrive
Consider your risk of attending an indoor gathering. While we are taking steps to keep you safe, we cannot make this risk-free. Please look at the NHS guidance on your risk of coronavirus for further information.
Please do not attend the Service if you have any symptoms such new cough, temperature or lost your sense of smell or taste.
You are welcome to wear a mask/face covering. Please remember that face coverings protect others from your germs but are not very good at protecting you from other’s germs. They are not a replacement for good social distancing and hand hygiene.
Car Parking: there is car parking next to the church. During events such as weddings, baptisms and funerals it can get busy, so allow enough time to park.
When you arrive
You are advised to go straight to a seat and remain there for the service. When you speak to anyone, please maintain a safe social distance.
During the Service
There will be congregational singing. We have a small group of singers to give a lead and increase our appreciation of the words and music of the hymns.
When you are saying the responses, please speak quietly and prayerfully to reduce the risk of virus spread.
At the end of the Service
After the minister has processed out, please leave one row at a time, starting with the side aisles and then the back of the church and working forwards.
You are very welcome to join our friendly congregation for refreshments and a chat afterwards.
Please do not block other people’s exit and stay a little apart from people from other households/bubbles.
If you test positive for coronavirus up to three weeks after the service, please let us know.
We are blessed with being in beautiful countryside. If you are feeling energetic, there are lovely walks accessed from several public footpaths nearby.
About St Laurence Church
Our mission is to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ in all that we are and in all that we do. We are a small, welcoming church family of varying ages and backgrounds, committed to worshipping God, helping one another grow as disciples and serving our community.
St Laurence’s is an Anglican Church in the Diocese of Coventry. It is a Norman church founded on what is thought to be the site of an earlier Saxon church founded by Lady Godiva: people have worshipped God in this place for almost 1000 years. Perhaps it is because of these centuries of prayer, but many who visit our church fall in love with its peaceful and prayerful atmosphere.
Here at St Laurence, we take your well-being seriously.
The PCC of St Laurence has had adopted the Coventry Diocese Safeguarding policy on 13th May 2019 which can be viewed via the following link: Safeguarding Policy
Should you have any safeguarding concerns please contact our Safeguarding Officer via the following link Safeguarding
The sad loss of Her Majesty The Queen
All of these services during the period of mourning will be commemorative services.
St. Laurence Parish Church will be open on the afternoon
of Sunday 18th September,
from 12.00 pm until 4.00 pm, for you to visit
and commemorate, contemplate, and pray,
about the person, life, and legacy of
Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
On Sunday 11th, the Church Service in this parish will be held at
the Methodist Church on Main Road, at 10.30 am.
On Sunday 18th, there will be services at both the Methodist Church and
St. Laurence’ Parish Church, both at 10.30 am.
A copy of your amazingly beautiful book ‘The Faith at the Heart of England’ has come into my hands. I have been lent it. Is there any chance of buying a copy for myself please?
Sorry for late reply, if you haven’t already heard from someone else. There are more copies available at the church. The sure way to find us there is on a Sunday morning. Our service runs from 10.30 to about 11.30 so visiting soon after that would be best. There’s no service there on September 5th but we will be there on 12th.