St Lawrence Church

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St Lawrence Church has 13th century origins. At least part of the chancel was standing when a cathedral on nearby Old Sarum was in use.

Listed by English Heritage in 1972, St Lawrence Church now has Grade 1 status.  

If you are interested in the history of St Lawrence Church, then we suggest you begin by looking at the Church History page, then use the main Menu above labelled 'Church' to guide you through our other pages which include details of the church bells, the unusual one-handed clock and a photo album of architectural features.

A charitable Trust - The Friends of St Lawrence Church - was set up to ensure that funds are available to maintain this important village asset. New members are always welcome.

With effect from 1 August 2021, St Lawrence Church will be open every day between 10 am and 4 pm.

Details of services can be found on the church's own website 


There are forty-seven WW1 and two WW2 Commonwealth War Graves to the north of the church, details on the Commonwealth War Graves page here.

The names of 9 local men who were killed in action overseas during WW1, have been engraved on the Wayside Cross - The Stratford Nine

St Lawrence Church has joined the Small Pilgrim Places Network.


Small Pilgrim Places are Christian spaces which lend themselves to quiet prayer and reflection. 

St Lawrence is normally open between the hours of 10.00 am and 4.00 pm for this purpose. There is a special pew with some prayer resources available.


For more information about the Small Pilgrim Places Network, click the logo.

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