St Laurence - East View

A warm welcome to the St Laurence Church, Hawkhurst website.

We are a friendly, welcoming congregation.  

St Laurence is part of the Weald Deanery and Diocese of Canterbury.


Advent Giving Tree

Every year from the beginning of Advent the Advent Giving Tree appears at the back of the Church.  As usual you are asked to put your gift in the envelope provided and hang it on the tree.  This will then be replaced by a star and the proceeds will be sent to Sight Savers International.

This is one of the world’s leading charities combating blindness in developing countries.  It works with partner organizations in poor and poorly-served communities to help establish and support permanent activities that prevent and cure blindness, restore sight and provide help for those who will never see.  It is one of the founding members of “VISION 2020: the Right to Sight”, an international collaboration of eye care agencies committed to eradicating avoidable blindness by the year 2020.

We look forward to seeing the tree covered in stars!

Services and Events for the Coming Week


Sunday 17th

8am    Holy Ciommunion at St Laurence

10am   Celtic Style Parish Communion 

6pm   Village Carol Service

Tuesday 19th

6.30pm   Holy Communion

Wednesday 20th

11.15am   Holy Communion in the Sub Lounge at Bowles Lodge

Friday 22nd

9.30am   Holy Communion

Sunday 24th    Christmas Eve

8am   Holy Communion

10am  Parish Communion  (Short version)

5.30pm   Crib Service

11.30pm   Midnight Mass of the Nativity of our Lord followed by the Blessing of the Crib



Christmas Shopping

Have you started your online Christmas shopping?

Please consider shopping through Easyfundraising and making St Laurence Church your registered Charity.  At no extra cost to you, the church will receive a percentage of your sale.

For more details about this please visit www/

Downloadable Leaflets