Welcome to Saint Laurence! Whether you're only here for a short period of time, or whether you feel called to make this your new spiritual home, you are more than welcome!
Despite being here since 1196, Saint Laurence has undergone a massive overhaul since the beginning of the millennium. As soon as Rev Canon Chris Russell (a.k.a. Rev) became vicar, Saint Lols (genuine nickname) began its mission to see non churched young people come to faith and to build new forms of church with them.
We gather every Sunday at 2pm, with children's groups for those in primary school three weeks out of four. We regularly have refreshments available after the service. Anyone is welcome to arrive early to pitch in with setting up before the service, and we always pray about 15 minutes beforehand, which again, all are invited to come to.
During holiday seasons, service times may change, and details are available from the website and through our Facebook group (saint laurence reading).
On occasion we record podcasts of services or particular events.
On the first Sunday of each month, we have special Sundays where we share lunch before the service fom 1pm. Notice of this is given in our weekly newsletters eRev and during the preceding service. Extra services and activities are held over the Easter and Christmas periods.
On a Sunday we have the use of free parking in the underground car park behind Carluccio's restaurant on Forbury Square. When you drive up to the gate, press the button on the intercom and tell them you are with St Laurence Church.
As the car park has very kindly been offered to us free of charge, we would ask that you don’t use this parking for anything other than services.
We are a multi-generational church, called to the young people of Reading who don't go to church.
Jesus is our life and the young people are our mission. We are called to be an inclusive family together. We have a shared story of being far off from God, but that He runs to meet us and throws His arms around us.
We organise various activities with young people, as an overflow of this belief and calling. In all of this, it's our relationships with young people that we prioritise; and ultimately we hope that they will encounter Jesus.
'By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another' - Jesus (John 13:35).
If you want to know more about what we're up to at the moment and how you can join in, please contact Megan (Girls worker) on 07378 372472.
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If what you're looking for isn't on this site, or on our very slick and professional church noticeboard; feel free to grab a member of staff, pick a member of the congregation (most of them rarely bite), or email the Church Office on email@example.com. The office is staffed Mon-Weds.