St Laurence

St Laurence, Tidmarsh Road, Tidmarsh, Berkshire RG8 8ER

1.2 miles south of Pangbourne

Family worship is held on the first Sunday and Holy Communion is on the third Sunday of each month at 11am.

Historic 12th century church with a 21st century congregation!

Set on the main road through the village, with some parking adjacent by kind permission of our neighbours.

We are a small but welcoming congregation of all ages. St. Laurence serves a much wider community than just the village of Tidmarsh with some 50% of the regular congregation coming from Pangbourne, Tilehurst, Purley and elsewhere. There is good support from the residents of Tidmarsh through the Friends of St. Laurence.

The St Laurence committee promotes the church in the village on behalf of the PCC.  We are very committed to the church, its running and upkeep.  We encourage our members of all ages to take part in the various jobs associated with St Laurence such as refreshments, bi-annual church fete in Tidmarsh, maintenance of the churchyard, Christian Aid collection and carol singing.

Younger members of the congregation are encouraged to play their musical instruments for family services. St Laurence has a close association with a local group that uses puppetry as part of their ministry.

Children living in the Parish are within the designated area of Englefield Church of England Primary school. The PCC elects two foundation governors to serve on the Governing Body. The children visit St Laurence as part of their religious education and our Rector leads assembly.

The Friends of St Laurence was formed in 1998 to raise funds for maintenance of the fabric of the church. Recent projects include conservation work on medieval wall paintings and the repair, cleaning and treatment of the Minton floor tiles. Their fundraising events include an annual lecture and concert both of which are held in the church.