St Laurence Church

Minister: Rev’d Charles Pickstone
Where: 37 Bromley Road, London, SE6 2TS

St Laurence Church is the Anglican parish church that serves the centre of Catford in south-east London.

Built in 1968, at the heart of a parish founded in 1888, St Laurence’s has always aspired to offer the local community more than just a place to worship. As well as a church, we also run a large community centre which is extensively used by local people for meetings, conferences, receptions, functions and training days. The community has always been at the forefront of our mission.

Our mission: to offer, on behalf of a part of the world that God loves, namely Catford, the praise that it has largely forgotten how to express.

On Sundays

8am: Holy Communion in the Lady chapel. No hymns, meditative atmosphere

10am: Sung Eucharist. Choir, hymns, sermon, creche, junior church and refreshments afterwards.

6pm: most Sundays, simple evening prayer – a half-hour service to end the day and to begin the week peacefully. Often on the first Sunday of the month, solemn choral evensong sung by the church choir.

On weekdays
There is a said mass most days. On Wednesday, the 10.30am eucharist is followed by refreshments and often by social events.

We have regular healing masses with laying on of hands and anointing for those who desire.

Baptisms take place at the main eucharist approximately every six weeks. To arrange a baptism, talk to the priest after a Sunday morning service.

Weddings: to arrange a wedding, calling of banns, etc, please ring the parish office (020) 8698 9706, or call by on a Thursday evening at 6.30pm.

Confession: by arrangement with one of the clergy.

Mothers Union meet on the first Tuesday of the month.

For more information about the church or using our facilities please visit our website.