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South east view 1844 by J Buckler

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There has been a church on this site for at least nine hundred and fifty years, but the oldest parts of the present structure date back to the 12th century.
              For a short history, click here.

 

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John Sealy, the longest serving choir member, leads his colleagues into church.


VICAR: Post currently vacant

HON. ASSISTANT PRIEST:   Rev Peter Stretton MBE
READER:
Mr R Brown

PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL:
Church Wardens: Mr L A Moore,   Mrs M.J. Moore
Secretary: MrsL.Harding
Treasurer: Mr M Calverley
Mrs J Atkinson, Mr R Brown,  Mr R Coates, Mr F Hole,  Mrs P Mains.  

Organist: Miss H Sealy
Choir Master :
Mr M Mogford
Bell Captain:
Mr W Derrick


CHOIR
It is becoming unusual to find a choir regularly on attendance in village parish churches. However in St Lawrence Church we keep this tradition alive and normally a Sunday morning will see a robed choir in the choir stalls. The number varies, but we can usually rely on eight members. Sometimes, for special occasions, we are able to augment the choir. This tends to happen for festivals such as Christmas. Another tradition that has developed is to combine with the choir from our sister church in our neighbouring village of Easton.

Of course we would love to welcome some new members, so anyone accessing this who is interested and lives near enough please come along on Friday evenings when we practice 7.30 – 8.30 p.m., or contact Malcolm Mogford at moglin980@aol.com


FRIENDS OF WESTBURY CHURCH
Chairman:
Betty Hole; Secretary: John Berry; Treasurer: Jim Reid; Committee: Jo Atkinson, Walter Ellen, Lynda Harding, Susan Reece. 
A registered charity (no. 1050069) formed in 1994 to help finance the preservation and maintenance of the Church fabric and furnishings.

We raise funds by subscription and social events, including light hearted car rallies and suppers. These have so far raised £10,000 towards building repairs and other items such as new bell ropes.

New members are always welcome (annual subscription £10), and anyone interested in joining should contact the Secretary.

St LAWRENCE BELLS
Visitors to the village on Monday evenings and on the first and third Sundays of the month will be gladdened by the sound of the six bells hung in the tower of St Lawrence Church. Our bells are not especially heavy with a tenor bell of just 9cwt and as the saying is “go very well”. Normally eight or nine ringers turn up for our practice on Monday evenings (7.30 – 9.00) followed by social activities in the Westbury Inn.

Ringing is a most interesting art, not requiring any great strength but needing concentration. We are always pleased to welcome people who would like to learn and of course any experienced ringer. Any one interested could come along on Monday evenings and/or contact Rachel Taylor on 01749 870450.



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