…to the website of St Lawrence the Martyr, the Parish Church for Horsley Hill, South Shields!
You’ll find us along Centenary Avenue (not far from the Nook), where our modern Church of England building (and beautiful garden) is home to a warm and welcoming church family.
We try to show Jesus’s love for us in our worship of him and in how we serve alongside our local community and beyond.
we are delighted to say that st lawrence’s is now open for public worship at 9:30am on sunday and 10am on wednesday!
in line with current GUIDELINES, social distancing must be observed, there must be no mixing of ‘bubbles’ and masks must be worn at all times. we are also unable to sing or offer refreshments, and have a maximum capacity of 30 people. please contact us for more information.
Although St Lawrence’s building IS reopening FOR public WORSHIP, our sunday mass will still be LIVESTREAMed on our FACEBOOK PAGE at 9:30am each week, and available on our telephone catch-up service (0191 814 4138) later that day. you can also join in our wednesday mass at 10am each week via our phone church service. details for this, along with the order of service for sundays and other SPIRITUAL RESOURCES FOR USE AT HOME CAN BE FOUND HERE.
whether you can join us in person or not, church is so much more than the building – it is each one of us who puts their faith in Jesus. even when we may not physically be together, we are still United as the Body of Christ. So please do continue to pray, to keep in touch via internet or phone, and stay safe at this worrying time.
In normal circumstances we come together to worship on Sundays at 9.30am and Wednesdays at 10am. We also run our Wonderfully Made Messy Church once a month (usually on the 2nd Saturday) – click here for more information! We also meet in the Church Hall occasionally for food, drink and a good natter! Look out for advertised mornings and come along – all are welcome!
If you are looking to arrange a Christening at St Lawrence’s Church, click here!
Local community groups meet in the Church Hall, which is also available to hire for regular or one-off events. To find out more, click here!
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The Parochial Church Council of St Lawrence the Martyr, Horsley Hill is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and nurturing environment for everyone, especially for children, young people and vulnerable adults. It has adopted and approved the Church of England policy for promoting a safer church. This policy deals with all aspects of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. A full text can be found here.
To discuss any safeguarding concerns relating to St Lawrence the Martyr, Horsley Hill please contact either
– the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Val Cram, on 07956097573, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
– the Parish Priest, Fr Paul Child, on 07504205347, or by email email@example.com
Concerns can also be raised with the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Mrs Beth Miller – she can be contacted as follows:
Address: Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham DH1 3RY
Mobile: 07968 034075
For further information please also see the Diocese of Durham safeguarding pages: https://durhamdiocese.org/category/safeguarding/)