St Lawrence Mereworth

Our vision: Growing in Christian faith and sharing it

Please see below the services at St Lawrence Church, Mereworth. For any questions please do contact us.

Also, feel free to visit our Facebook pages where we will also announce upcoming events and latest news:

New – Benefice Modern Worship Service – REFRESH. A 45 minute service with modern worship songs, Bible reading, short sermon and prayers followed by tea and chat. We are joined for the first part of this by the Benefice Youth Group.

March 2024 services

Sunday 3rd March – Third Sunday of Lent

10:00 HC BCP service ( Holy Communion – Book of common prayers)

17:00 – Refresh service

Wednesday 6th March

10:00 – Benefice Holy Communion service followed by tea and chat

Sunday 10th March – Mothering Sunday

08:30 – MP BCP service

17:00 – Refresh service

Wednesday 13th March

10:00 – Benefice Holy Communion service followed by tea and chat

Sunday 17th March – Fifth Sunday of Lent

10:00- MP BCP service

17:00 – Refresh service

Wednesday 20th March

10:00 – Benefice Holy Communion service followed by tea and chat

Sunday 24th March – Palm Sunday

08:30– MP BCP service

17:00 – Refresh service

Wednesday 27th March

10:30 – “Last Wednesday of the month” coffee and chat

Thursday 28th March – Maundy Thursday

20:00 – Holy Communion/foot washing/altar stripping

Sunday 31st March- Easter Sunday

10:00 – Holy Communion service

17:00 – Refresh service

The Team at St Lawrence:

Local Licensed Minister – Betty Earl

Rector: Gary Townsend

Church Warden – Vacant

Administrator: Clare Garvey

PCC Secretary: Viv Bennet

Treasurer: Steve Card

For all other matters such as personal contact, Mereworth history and Mereworth Walking Group please contact : Robert Earl


Walks take place on Tuesdays and alternate between mornings and afternoons. Everyone is welcome, including dogs, so if you would like to come along then we will be delighted to see you. 

WALKING GROUP DATES 2024 (Further details of walks will be provided closer to the dates)

(4th Tuesday of the month)

Tuesday 26th March 10am

At 10am on Tuesday 26th March our walk will begin from the small free medium-stay car park just off the High Street of East Malling – this is not the station car park. The turning is clearly signposted opposite Brian’s Hairdresser, just to the north of the railway bridge over the High Street. From there we shall walk back to the High Street, and go down to East Malling church past the historic buildings and pretty stream in the old village. We shall take the path east from the church through East Malling Research Station past the experimental fruit plots, and cross Kiln Barn Lane to Broke Wood and the railway crossing. From Broke Wood we shall follow the footpath back beside the railway line and quarry into the open country around Kiln Barn Farm. After a short stretch of Kiln Barn Lane, we shall head west along the footpath back to Paris Farm in East Malling, from which there are fine views of the Downs. We shall then take the footpath that crosses the railway line and leads back towards the church, but we shall divert through the archaeological excavations by the allotment gardens and return to the car park. We are likely to see the walls of Roman buildings in the excavations. The walk will take about 90 minutes. It will involve some road walking on the footpath beside the High Street and on country lanes. The walk is almost entirely on the flat and the paths are generally in good condition. The East Malling car park is about 20 minutes’ drive from Mereworth

Tuesday 23rd April 2pm

Tuesday 28th May 10am

Tuesday 25th June 2pm

Tuesday 23rd July 10am

Tuesday 27th August 2pm

Tuesday 24th September 10am

Tuesday 22nd October 2pm

Tuesday 26th November 10am followed by lunch