St Lawrence’s,


Service times.

Our services start at St Lawrence’s at 11am every week. The first Sunday of each month is Holy Communion or Parish Prayers, the second is a service of Holy Communion and the third and fourth Sundays each month are Sunday Worship.

Visit us.

We look forward to welcoming you to our church family. You can park just next to the church gates, or at busier times we can make extra parking available.  Please get in touch if you need more information.

Pictured, beach art at Bigbury-on-Sea, with grateful thanks to John Tucker and Mike Wynn-Powell.  Easter reminds us every year of the hope we have for the future.

#TPWK: Treat People with Kindness


Dating back to the 9th Century and spanning the millennia, St Lawrence’s 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 and 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.

The church is a precious asset which sits at the heart of Bigbury and relies on the ongoing support of the community to ensure it’s here for future generations.

If you visited our church today…..

Please consider making a donation to help with our running costs.

The PCC.

The current members of the Parochial Church Council are:

Bryan Carson - Church Warden - 01548 810296

Alison Chatterton - Treasurer

Vic Gubbins

Peter Cook

Cathy Harrington - Safeguarding - 01548 810023 - email:

Our Safeguarding Policy was adopted on 10th October 2023: click here to view

Friends of St Lawrence’s.

Established in 2009, FOSL funds vital restoration and preservation projects for this historical landmark such as:

• Redecorating nave and chancel

• Pew refurbishment

• Piano installation

• Old books restoration

• New gateway noticeboard and installation

• Guttering repair and refurbishment

• Pillar and gateway restoration

• Wi-Fi and PA installation

We look forward to welcoming you.

Net Zero.

Bigbury Net Zero is a community group promoting cooperation between neighbouring parishes in Aveton Gifford, Thurlestone, Ringmore, Kingston & Modbury in order to reduce the joint carbon footprint and rebuild nature between the River Avon and the River Erme