St Lawrence, Bourton-on-the-Hill

  • About Us
  • Find Us
  • Contact Us
  • Services and Events
  • Features and Facilities
  • More Info

St. Lawrence's Church is a beautiful late Norman building and enjoys a spectacular location on the eastern slopes of Bourton hills with panoramic views over Moreton-in-Marsh, the Evenlode valley and beyond.  St Lawrence is home to a small and friendly worshipping community. The church shares its team vicar with the neighboroughing parish of Blockley with Aston Magna, and is at the southern end of the Vale and Cotswold Edge benefice.

Bourton-on-the-Hill itself is a small Cotswold Village set above the Evenlode Valley with a population of around 300.

The original church was completed in 1157AD and since then it has seen regular alteration and extension. Thanks to the efforts of a small group of volunteers from the congregation and beyond, the church is open for visitors every day from around 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

The tower houses a clock installed in 1904 to replace the one that had existed since at least 1686, and is renowned for keeping excellent time. There is a wonderful peal of six bells which date from between 1677 and 1873. They were re-hung in 1974 on the original frame, which is said to be amongst the oldest in the country. At the moment St Lawrence does not have its own team of ringers but the bells are rung quite frequently by visiting teams from around the country.

Parish boundary view Bird's eye view

This space is for a Google Map.

You are seeing this message instead because your browser has not loaded the program code to produce the map.

This could be for a variety of reasons, including:
  • Your browser does not support Javascript;
  • You have turned Javascript off
In addition we are aware of some problems with Internet Explorer which are currently being worked on. Firefox and Chrome show the map correctly.
The Revd Canon Dana Delap
The Vicarage
High Street
GL56 9ES
01386 700676 (Vicar)

Send an Email

  • Regular Services
Printer friendly list of events


Holy Communion (Common Worship)
Every second Sunday at 11:15 AM
Common Worship
Holy Communion (BCP)
Every third Sunday at 11:15 AM
Book of Common Prayer
Joint Service for Bourton-on-the-Hill and Blockley
Note, this service is in Blockley at 09:30 on some Sundays and at 11:15 on Bourton-on-the-Hill on other Sundays
Every fourth Sunday at 11:15 AM
Common Worship
Evening Prayer
Every first Sunday at 6:00 PM
Book of Common Prayer


Evening Prayer
Every Wednesday at 5:00 PM


Stained Glass Floodlight

Church Open Church open most days from around 9 am until 5 pm
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 14287
Built: c 1157
Style of worship: Broad
Archdeaconry: CHELTENHAM (162)
Deanery: North Cotswold (16209)
Benefice: Vale and Cotswold Edge (16/241BT)
Parish Legal Name: Bourton on the Hill (160355 )
CofE Church Info: (616355 16/355)
Short URL:
QR Code:

The current editor is: Adrian Beney

This page was last updated on Friday 2nd December 2016
St Lawrence, Bourton-on-the-Hill, Gloucestershire, GL56 9AH - In the centre of the village, on the left hand side travelling away from Moreton-in-Marsh

Our Other Churches

Other Links

Calendar of Events

About the Parish

Update this church