A message about worship during the coronavirus situation:
Updated 5th November 2020
Unfortunately, under the new lockdown, it has been necessary for public worship in the church building to stop until at least early December. Funerals may take place in church, but unfortunately we cannot hold baptisms, or weddings (except in exceptional circumstances).
The church building remains open for private prayer on Sundays 3-4.30pm and Thursdays 10am-12noon. For more information, please see this video:
We are distributing resources for worship, for adults and children, via email and post. Please let us know if you would like to receive these.
Recordings of some services, together with reflections and recordings made by our choir, are available on YouTube:
Some of our fundraising organ concerts (covering the works of J.S. Bach) are being posted to Richard Brasier's YouTube channel:
We have a Facebook page: 'The Parish Church of St Laurence, Upminster' where updates are also posted.
We are currently gathering on Zoom each Saturday at 10.45am for Morning Prayer and Coffee and for Evensong on Sundays at 6.30pm. If you would like to know more about this, please contact one of the clergy.
We are also having monthly Zoom gatherings for children - again, please contact the clergy for details of these.
An audio tour of the church building is available here:
Our halls are currently closed except for groups permitted to meet during the lockdown.
We hope that you and your loved ones stay safe and well. Please do get in touch with the Parish Office, Susannah or Fr. Roy if you would like to speak to us about something, if you would like support in some way, or if you have a need for prayer.
May God's peace, which passes all understanding, be with us all.
The Revd Susannah Brasier (Rector)
Like many organisations, St Laurence is suffering financially due to the pandemic and the loss of income from our halls. We would be very grateful for any donations towards the mission and ministry of the church. Please contact us for details of how to give via online banking.