ST LAWRENCE CHURCH, BIGBURY
TOWER & BELLS FUND
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The history of Christianity in Bigbury goes back a 1000 years. St Lawrence Church dates from the 12th century and was sited on the original main road into the village of Bigbury. In those days, there were nearly 600 inhabitants, most of whom would have worshipped there regularly. Spanning the millennia, St Lawrence is home to a rich historic tapestry of beautiful features. There is a Norman font, medieval sedilia (priest’s seats), piscina (basin) and tomb recess, Tudor brass effigies, pulpit and stocks from the Elizabethan period, Georgian choir stalls, Victorian pews & lectern and early 20th century stained glass (with inserts of older Tudor work).
Besides its peal of six bells, there is also a genuine ship’s bell (from HMS Bigbury Bay), which was blessed in the church at the end of World War II.
St Lawrence features in Graham Naylor's "Church Crawler's Journal"
BIGBURY PAST & PRESENT
Hard back hand-bound book of vintage and new photos of Bigbury with short history. Information about the church. Includes four postcards. Cellophane wrapped. £19.95 Available at Holywell Stores, The Beach Shop and Burgh Island Hotel. Contact Editor to reserve a copy or arrange postage.
FRIENDS of ST lawrence
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Rev. Matt Rowland
email@example.com 01548 830260
Joyce Howitt 01364 73370
Michael Tagent 01548 810520
PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL
Rev Matt Rowland, Michael Tagent, Helen Smith (810386),
Bryan Carson (810296), Peter Cook (810156) Michael Astill (830995), Vic Gubbins (810651 )
Cathy Harrington (810023) and Alison Chatterton.
TOWER & BELLS FUND
(810651 / 07745 990270) j
FRIENDS of ST LAWRENCE
Michael Poynter Chair (810797), Gill Cook - Secretary (810156)
Alice Taylor - Treasurer (810864), Peter Cook (810156), Hilary Vanstone ( 07746 072749), Joni Hawkes 01548 810764