Who Are We?
St Lawrence is the original parish church for the village of North Hinksey, standing close to the oxen ford that was the western route out of Oxford in medieval times. It is a medieval building of great simplicity and beauty. It was damaged during the civil war and has an important memorial to Thomas Willis who died in the siege of Oxford. St Lawrence is part of the North Hinksey with Botley Parish and is run by the North Hinksey with Botley Parochial Church Council.
Sunday services are at 11.30am for about an hour. Three Sundays each month the service includes traditional hymns, scripture reading, prayers, sermon and sharing of bread and wine (Holy Communion) for those who are baptized Christians. On the third Sunday of the month there is a sung service of Morning Prayer (Mattins) according to the Book of Common Prayer.
The church is opened daily.
The churchyard is still open for burials in existing graves and is managed to encourage wildlife
The church is heated but currently does not have toilet facilities.