The Church has been at the centre of our village community for centuries; it is part of our cultural heritage and has provided a strong foundation, always being there for villagers to worship, pray and mark important life moments such as weddings, baptisms and funerals. Beyond that it is an important community resource, able to host events such as concerts, exhibitions and other gatherings.
In any community the upkeep of the church building is the responsibility of that community. The Friends of St. Laurence Church is a registered charity (No. 1001205) formed in 1990 with the aim of raising funds to support the maintenance and repair of our village church, in recognition of this community responsibility.
During the past 30 years, the Friends have raised close to £100,000 towards vital repair and restoration work when the Church has needed financial help. This is done through membership subscriptions, donations, legacies and special events and appeals.