St Lawrence Church Bidborough

St Lawrence Church, Bidborough



Know God, Show His Love, Grow His Church

Southborough Team

800th Anniversary

Services

Click here for a description of our services.

For main morning services there is a crèche run by a team of approved volunteers.

Morning Prayer

There will be a short service of Morning Prayer each morning, Monday to Friday, in church at 8:00 am for about 15 - 20 minutes. The services will consist of a Bible reading, devotion and prayer. Please come and join us.


Details for August 2019

4th   Seventh Sunday After Trinity

8:00 amSt L. Holy Communion (BCP)
9:30 amSt P. Morning Worship (CW)
11:00 amSt L. Morning Prayer & Baptism (CW)
6:30 pmSt L. Evening Prayer (CW)

11th   Eighth Sunday After Trinity

8:00 amSt L. Holy Communion (BCP)
9:30 amSt P. Morning Worship (CW)
11:00 amSt L. Holy Communion (CW)
6:30 pmSt L. Evening Prayer (BCP)

14th   No Wednesday Worship at St L.

18th   Ninth Sunday After Trinity

8:00 amSt L. Holy Communion (BCP)
9:30 amSt P. Morning Family Worship
11:00 amSt L. Morning Prayer (CW))
6:30 pmSt L. Holy Communion (BCP)

25th   Tenth Sunday after Trinity

8:00 amSt P. Holy Communion (BCP)
9:30 amSt P. Morning Family Worship (CW)
11:00 amSt L. Morning Prayer (CW)
6:30 pmSt L. Evening Prayer (CW)

28th   No Wednesday Prayer at St L.


Details for September 2019

1st   Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

8:00 amSt L. Holy Communion (BCP)
9:30 amSt P. Morning Worship (CW)
11:00 amSt L. Morning Prayer (CW)
6:30 pmSt L. Evening Prayer (CW)

8th   Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

8:00 amSt L. Holy Communion (BCP)
9:30 amSt P. Morning Worship
11:00 amSt L. Holy Communion (CW)
3:00 pmSt P. Forest Church
6:30 pmSt L. Evening Prayer (BCP)

11th   No Wednesday Worship at St L.

15th   Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

8:00 amSt L. Chancel - Holy Communion (BCP)
9:30 amSt P. Morning Worship
11:00 amSt L. @ Bidborough Primay School Hall
Informal Morning Worship
6:30 pmSt L. Chancel - Evening Prayer

22nd   Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

8:00 amSt P. Holy Communion (BCP)
9:30 amSt P. Morning Worship
11:00 amSt L. @ Bidborough Primay School Hall
Morning Prayer (CW)
6:30 pmSt L. Chancel - Evening Prayer (CW)

25th   Wednesday Prayer at St L.

9:00 amCoffee, Croissants, Chat & Church
Informal worship, fellowship, teaching, discussion and prayer

29th   Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

8:00 amSt L. Chancel - Holy Communion (BCP)
9:30 amSt P. Morning Worship
11:00 amSt L. @ Bidborough Primay School Hall
Morning Prayer (CW)
6:30 pmSt L. Chancel - Evening Prayer (CW)

Details for October 2019

6th   Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

8:00 amSt L. Holy Communion (BCP)
9:30 amSt P. Harvest Festival
11:00 amSt L. Harvest Festival (CW)
3:00 pmForest Farm Church
6:30 pmEvening Prayer (CW)

Service Guide

This is a guide to our regular worship services, and an indication of what takes place at each one.

Sundays at 8.00am

Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer. A traditional spoken service from the 1662 revision of Cranmer's liturgy. There are no hymns, and there is a short homily.

Sundays at 11.00am

Morning Prayer (usually 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays), Holy Communion (2nd Sunday), Family Services (two or three times a term - see dates above). We use the new Common Worship liturgies, and a variety of hymns and songs. Our worship is accessible to all, and on Sundays except Family Service days the children go out after the first part of the service to Sunday School in the school buildings.

Sundays at 6.30pm

Evening Prayer, CW (1st and 4th Sunday), Evening Prayer, BCP (2nd Sunday), Holy Communion BCP (3rd Sunday). The 1662 BCP liturgy includes traditional hymns and some canticles.

Wednesday Worship at 9.00am

Join us for an informal time of worship, fellowship, teaching, discussion and prayer. 9.00am - 9.45am on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Coffee and croissants from 8.45am.

On the fourth Wednesday there is Oasis & Prayer with the opportunity for quiet reflection and prayer.

Summer Holiday Children’s Specials

Except when there is a family service in the summer holidays, ‘Summer Special’ activities are arranged for the younger children. These are held in the school.

Additional Information

"Gems" for babies and toddlers 0 - 2s

crecheThis is available each Sunday for babies and very young children during main morning services. Gems join the older Sparklers group (reception to year 2) when the children go out to Sunday School (about 10 minutes into the service). They are accompanied by Gems adult helpers. The Gems helpers are co-ordinated by Clare Miles.

Toilets

There is no toilet in church, but you are welcome to use the facilities at the Rectory if necessary (these are not disabled toilets) - a member of the Welcome Team will take you over to the house during the service.

Access

Since our ancient church is set on a little hill there are steep paths from each lychgate. However there is a level path leading from the Rectory across the top of the churchyard to the north door. Access to this path is via the Rectory driveway in Rectory Drive off the High Street.

Loop System

The church is fitted with a loop system for those with hearing difficulties.

We seek to serve our whole community, and we hope that you will have found something in our pattern of services that allows you to come and spend time at St Lawrence's, meeting with God and with one another.

We look forward to seeing you soon !

Daily Prayers

BCP Morning Prayer
CW Morning Prayer
BCP Evening Prayer
CW Evening Prayer

Daily Prayer provided by the official Church of England web site, © The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2002-2019.

Rochester News
October 2019

Rochester Link

APCM Documents

Data Protection

Click below to read our Privacy Notices, explaining how we protect and process your personal data.

CAMEO Teas

Thursday 4:00-5:00pm in the small village hall.

Crisis Recovery

The Day Centre would be happy to receive donations of second-hand clean clothes and shoes for their guests (particularly men’s clothing). If you can help please get in touch with Alan Richards on 528916.

Traidcraft

There is a Traidcraft stall in Church on the first Sunday of every month. Please support this worthwhile project.

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