Music at St Lawrence
Music plays an important role in many aspects of church life, both in supporting services and in the wider life of the church. Scroll down this page for information about our active Choir, Music Group and Bell Ringers at St Lawrence. For details of concerts and musical performances, held throughout the year at St Lawrence, please check our Calendar listings.
The Music Group, made up of instrumentalists and singers from the congregation, supports worship at many of our services, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
We encourage musicians of any level to join this informal group. For more information about getting involved, please contact the Parish Office.
The Choir at St Lawrence is a mixed four-part choir who, accompanied by the organ, sing at Sunday morning communion services and Choral Evensong, as well as some special services through the year. The choir also occasionally supports the South Cotswolds Team Ministry in special services across the Team parishes. A history of the organ at St Lawrence can be found here.
St Lawrence Church has a ring of 6 bells and in addition there is a small Sanctus bell which hangs at the base of the spire. The complete ring was re-hung in 1966 by John Taylor & Co of Loughborough and a rededication of the bells was carried out by the Bishop of Gloucester at a service of thanksgiving on 2nd October 1966.
The bells are rung each Sunday at 9:15am for the morning service, as well as for other special services (including weddings) and special occasions (eg coronation). Practices are on Friday evenings from 7:45-9:00pm. For further details or to arrange a visit for a taster session please contact us at email@example.com.