ST LAWRENCE CHURCH, BIGBURY

HISTORY

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"

TOWER & BELLS  FUND

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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.

THE BIGBURY QUILT

FRIENDS of ST lawrence

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recent events

Vicar

Rev. Matt Rowland

matt.rowland@modburyteam.org   01548 830260

Readers:

Joyce Howitt                                    01364 73370

Michael Tagent                                01548 810520

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PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL

Rev Matt Rowland,  Michael Tagent, Helen Smith (810386), 

Bryan Carson (810296), Lynn Hiscock (810635),

Michael Astill (830995), Hilary Vanstone (07746 072749)

Vic Gubbins (810651  vic.gubbins@homecall.co.uk)  

Cathy Harrington (810023) and Alison Chatterton. 

 

TOWER & BELLS FUND  

Jill Gubbins

(810651   / 07745 990270)  jill.gubbins@homecall.co.uk

FRIENDS of ST LAWRENCE

Helen Smith  - Chair 810386,  Gill Cook - Secretary (810156)

Alice Taylor  - Treasurer (810864), Peter Cook  (810156),

Michael Poynter  (810797),  Richard Taylor (810864)

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