Festival Week at town’s church

St Laurence Church, Winslow
St Laurence Church, Winslow

St Laurence Church, Winslow, is hosting a week of events involving Church and community during the St Laurence Church Festival Week from June 4 to 12.

On Saturday, June 4, meet town organisations at a display from 10am to 4pm, with refreshments available all day, followed by Roman Catholic Mass at 6pm.

On Sunday, June 5, there’s a Patronal Service for St Laurence at 9.30am and a guided tour of the church at 11.30am.

More tours of the church are on offer at 11am and 3pm on Monday, June 6, followed by Silk for Sundays, a talk and demonstration by church artist Yvonne Bell at 1pm.

On Tuesday, June 7, there are church tours at 10.30am and 3pm. Local historian David Noy is giving a fascinating talk entitled Chancel of a Lifetime: Vicars of Winslow from the 14th to the 19th Centuries at 12.30pm and 7.30pm.

Catholic Mass is at 9am on Wednesday, June 8, followed by Time for Toddlers at 10am, church tours at 11am and 4.30pm, and tea and entertainment from Brian and Sheila Spatcher at 3pm.

On Thursday, June 9, Services of the Hours will be said and sung throughout the day, comprising 8.30am Sung Prime, 10am Sung Morning Prayer, noon Said Communion, 5.30pm Sung Evensong and 8.30pm Sung Compline.

At 10am on Friday, June 10, a service will be held for Winslow C of E School. At 7.30pm there’s a concert by St Laurence Church Choir and the Giocoso Wind Band. Tickets £7 are available from Jennie Wren’s Tea Rooms.

Roman Catholic Mass is at 6pm on Saturday, June 11.

And at 9.30am on Sunday, June 12, an all-age service to celebrate The Queen’s birthday is being held, with a short civic service at 3pm followed by tea and presentations.

For updates, see the St Laurence Church Facebook page.