Bourton on the Water
with St James', Clapton on the Hill
and St John the Baptist: Great Rissington, St Peter's: Little Rissington & St Laurence's: Wyck Rissington
There has been a church on this site since 709 AD and by the time of the Domesday Register in 1086 we know that Bourton had its own priest with 60 acres of land and a church.
Much has changed in the building itself over the years, with each generation making its mark - you can read about this in more detail in our brief history leaflet.
Most recently, in 2017 we undertook a major re-ordering to make the interior more suited to the needs of the Church family and community today.
Our combined congregations in St Lawrence represent a wide churchmanship: from formal and traditional BCP to informal and varied all age worship, with most stages in between!
All our congregations are friendly and worship is ordered but not stuffy - music plays an important part in many of our services. We project our morning services onto a screen, so are able to use a wide range of hymns, songs and liturgy. Singing may be led from the organ or piano, sometimes with lead singers. Members of the congregation read, lead the intercessions, assist with the distribution of Holy Communion and with leading non-eucharistic services.
Our Breakfast Church congregation meets on the second Saturday of the month for an hour of food, craft, worship and fun!
Have a look at our usual service pattern here.