St Lawrence Mereworth

Our vision: Growing in Christian faith and sharing it

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.

Sunday 4th December

10:00 HCP BCP service

17:00 – REFRESH – Benefice Modern Worship

Wednesday 7th December

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

Sunday 11th December

10:00 – MP BCP service

17:00 – REFRESH – Benefice Modern Worship (Last Refresh service before Christmas)

Wednesday 14th December

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

Sunday 18th December  

10:00 – HC CW service

19:00 – Nine Lessons and Carol service

Wednesday 21st December

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

Thursday 22nd December

17:00 – Christingle service

Saturday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

23:00 – Midnight Communion service

Sunday 25th December (Christmas Day )

No service at St Lawrence on this date but there will be 10am Holy Communion services at both St Dunstans and St John the Baptish Church.

Wednesday 28th December (Holy Innocence Day )

10:00 – HC Service

The Team at St Lawrence:

Local Licensed Minister – Betty Earl

Churchwarden: Robert Earl

PCC Secretary: Viv Bennet

Treasurer: Steve Card


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. 


2023 dates to follow soon – We intend to start the walks again in March 2023.

Here is an example of a walk we have been on this year:

Beginning in the old Teston Road opposite the North Pole Inn, our five and a half km October walk will take in the sights of Wateringbury. We shall head down to Redhill Farm and its vineyard, following the footpath along the Greensand Ridge before descending the hill on the line of a World War II aviation fuel pipeline, to Wateringury village. We shall walk briefly along the A26 by Saint John the Baptist’s Church and its pleasant grounds, and then walk-up Cannon Lane. Our route will then follow the footpath through Cannon Court Farm, where the grapes for Mereworth Wines are grown. The commanding views across the valley are spectacular here. We shall then course our way on the ancient track between Cattering Wood and Hoath Wood, returning to Teston Road and refreshments, if required, at the North Pole Inn.


The cream tea season will start on Sunday 2nd July and run throughout July. Please do make a note in your diary and come down and enjoy our delicious cream teas, cakes and savouries in our beautiful church yard setting.

If you would like to help with the running of a cream tea, we are always looking for more volunteers.

Viv Bennet