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 of 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 at St. Augustines, Broxbourne).
On the first Sunday of each month the whole congregration worships together and the preacher prepares a sermon appropriate for the whole family; usually a younger member of the congregration reads a lesson.
On the second and third Sundays the children are invited to go into the vestry for Sunday School after the first hymn, then they re-join the service 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 that I am loved by Jesus."
On the fourth Sunday, Family Communion again brings all 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 45mins.
9.30AM LIVELY - An informal service, with contemporary worshiip and full children's groups for ages 0-14 lasting about one hour.
11AM TRADITIONAL - A more liturgical service, with organ and children's groups lasting about an hour and a quarter.