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.


The Vicar and people of St. Laurence, Hawkhurst invite you to experience Christianity as a way of life, not just a set of creeds and doctrines demanding agreement. We invite you to join us as we seek to discover and recover the meaning of the gospel for our time, looking to the Sacraments, Scripture, Faith, Reason and Music — interpreted by love. At St. Laurence we believe that what Jesus teaches and reveals to us about God is equally as important as what the Church through the ages has taught us about Jesus. We believe in the freedom of conscience, the responsibility of every believer to work out his or her own salvation in response to the grace of God, and the obligation of faithful men and women to become partners with God in building the kingdom. We take the Sacraments and Holy Scriptures seriously and believe that in our time the Church must recover, above all, and in line with the Church’s teaching and practise, its radical hospitality — welcoming all persons into her midst as they are.

  • Vicar

    Rev Rodney Dreyer
    01580 754459

  • Churchwarden

    Alison Jones
    01580 755705

  • Churchwarden

    Liz Hatcher
    01580 712099

The Vicar and Churchwardens.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”

Church of England Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

For a copy of the 20.9.2020 Service please click below.

Sunday, 20th September we will gather in church for the 8am. and the 10am. services.  
Safety Guidance for Sunday Services

Also, please bring  your own hand sanitiser and use it as you enter the church.   (Hand sanitiser will also be available in the church)

Ventilation in the church will be increased and the entrance door will remain open throughout the service. Please avoid touching the door and handles.

The toilet will be open.

Temperatures will be taken on entry with a sensor thermometer. 

Service sheets will need to be collected as you come into the church Alternatively, you may follow the service on your mobile phone or tablet. 

An offertory plate will be placed by the door (paper money only please due to Covid 19 virus).

On entry to the church please WAIT to be ushered to your seats inside the church

Face coverings must be worn in the church building.

Communion will be in one kind only and you should sanitise your hands before receiving. The Churchwardens will be providing hand sanitiser. 

If you are in two minds about whether or not to attend these services, it will be broadcast on Zoom, so you are able to participate at home. Details for the Zoom 10am service are:

Meeting ID: 822 6726 8110

Passcode: 096045

There will also be a Zoom midweek service, starting at 5pm. every Wednesday. It will come from the Vicarage.  The zoom details are:

Meeting ID: 895 6385 7170

Passcode: 621801

An application for works  to improve access to the upper stages of the church tower has been approved by the Diocesan Advisory Committee. Further details can be found on the church noticeboard or in the church porch.
Petitioners: Vicar and Churchwardens

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