St Lawrence's

North Hinksey

Who Are We?

St Lawrence is the original parish church for the village of North Hinksey, standing close to the oxen ford that was the western route out of Oxford in medieval times.  It is a medieval building of great simplicity and beauty.  It was damaged during the civil war and has an important memorial to Thomas Willis who died in the siege of Oxford. St Lawrence is part of the North Hinksey with Botley Parish and is run by the North Hinksey with Botley Parochial Church Council.

Sunday Services

Sunday services are at 11.30am for about an hour.  Three Sundays each month the service includes traditional hymns, scripture reading, prayers, sermon and sharing of bread and wine (Holy Communion) for those who are baptized Christians. On the third Sunday of the month there is a sung service of Morning Prayer (Mattins) according to the Book of Common Prayer.

Worth noting

The church is opened daily.

The churchyard is still open for burials in existing graves and is managed to encourage wildlife

The church is heated but currently does not have toilet facilities.


The exterior of St. Lawrence

Sunday Service

Sung Eucharist
Sunday 24th Mar 11:30am
On March 31st the service will be at St Peter & St Paul at 9.30 which will be followed by the North Hinskey and Botley Annual Parish Meeting. The Parochial Church Council and the Churchwarden will be elected and the Annual Report received.


A welcoming half hour service
Sunday 14th April 11:30am
Friday 19th April 2:30pm
Sunday 21st April 10:30am