Every Sunday at St. Laurence we meet at 9.30am when the choir and organ lead the singing, but the pattern of worship varies slightly week by week. On the first Sunday each month a said service of Holy Communion at 8am follows the Book of Common Prayer. (This service is held on other Sundays at 8am in St Augustine', Broxbourne).
On the first Sunday the whole congregation worships together and the preacher prepares a sermon appropriate for the whole family; usually a younger member of the congregation reads a lesson.
On the second and third Sundays children are invited to go into the vestry for Sunday School after the first hymn, then they re-join the congregation for Holy Communion as the service draws to a close. We enjoy a moment to learn what the children have been studying and what activities they have been sharing before dismissal saying the special prayer, with actions.
"From my head to my heart, and from shoulder to shoulder, I know I am loved by Jesus".
On the fourth Sunday, Family Communion again brings all the members of the church family together.
In addition, there are three services each Sunday at our sister church – St Augustine's, Broxbourne:
8AM QUIET – A said Holy Communion service, lasting about 45 minutes.
9.30AM LIVELY – An informal service, with contemporary worship and full children’s groups for ages 0-14, lasting about one hour.
11.00AM TRADITIONAL - A more liturgical service, with organ, children and youth groups; lasting about an hour and a quarter.
6PM CONTEMPORARY - An informal service with more time for contemporary worship, teaching and prayer ministry; official ending is after about an hour and a quarter, but sung worship may continue shortly afterwards.