St Lawrence, Wymington

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The Church has a small congregation that is welcoming to visitors; Services as listed. We have seasonal Bible study courses. Besides services, the church is generally open from 1:30pm on the first Saturday of each month when parishioners are on hand to be a guide, and to discuss church features and life. Regretfully the church is normally locked at other times, but access can be gained by contacting the ChurchWardens.
Wheel chair access is possible from near the Memorial hall, prior notice is advisable, as a "kissing gate" has to be removed.

The building in which we worship was built by John Curteys around 1377AD in the Decorated style, and so presents an unusually unified late medieval structure. It retains many features of historical and artistic importance. There are wall paintings of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, including a Doom over the chancel arch. John Curteys’ canopied altar tomb lies between the chancel and south chapel. Protected by the chancel carpet, are brasses of national importance showing Sir Thomas Brounflet, cup-bearer to Richard II, in the armour of the period; and his wife. A brass of the former rector, John Stokys, is in the Lady Chapel. The beautiful nave pews date back to the fifteenth century and these medieval pews have 17th century ‘draw out’ seats. The spire is about 25m high, with a bell tower containing 5 bells. Above the porch is a Priest’s room accessible from an inside staircase.

The churchyard, which contains the war memorial, can no longer take burials, although ashes can still be interred, and the Parish council’s cemetery is adjacent.

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Since 12th October 2016 St Lawrence is part of the new Chellington Team ministry. With Rev'ds Jacqueline Curtis & Peter Turnbull as our Team Rector and Team Vicar respectively.

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Parish Eucharist
Eucharist service (Common Worship), with hymns.
Children (or adults) are always welcome to come for a blessing when the Bread & Wine are distributed.
Every first second and third Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
Family Eucharist
Family Eucharist Service. This service is followed by drink & biscuit, and a chance to talk.
Every fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
United Service
This is a united service for the eight churches in the Chellington Team.
On the Fifth Sunday of the Month we are having a United Chellington Team Service. In April 2017 it will be held at St.Lawrence.
Every fifth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Sometimes these are joint with Wymington Chapel and can be held in their chapel on High St. Wymington, a couple of minutes walk away.
Every second and fourth Sunday at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour


Church Open
Church open for quiet prayer or just look around.
Every first Saturday at 1:30 PM for 2 hours



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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 7782
Built: 1380
Archdeaconry: BEDFORD (322)
Deanery: SHARNBROOK (32207)
Benefice: The Chellington Team (32/064C)
Parish Legal Name: Wymington (320396 )
CofE Church Info: (632396 32/396)
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The current editor is: John Edmundson

This page was last updated on Monday 27th March 2017
St Lawrence : Church Lane, Wymington, Bedfordshire, NN10 9LW

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