West Challow: St Laurence : The Glebe, West Challow, Oxfordshire, OX12 9TJ
The 12th Century church of St. Laurence in West Challow is one of six churches which make up the Ridgeway Benefice.
We hold Family Services at 11:30am on the second Sunday of the month, a Communion Service on the fourth Sunday of the month, as well as Christmas and Easter services. Our services are celebrated by our Rector, the Revd Leonora Hill, or by a lay member of our community. We are also able to hold baptisms, weddings and funerals.
We would be delighted to welcome you into our congregation on a regular basis or if you are just in the area.
Our parish church of St. Laurence is a Grade II* listed building. It consists of a nave and chancel, which are structurally undivided, and a North Porch. The walls are of rubble with freestone dressings and are rough-cast externally and plastered within. The roof is of stone shingles. The historical development of the church ranges from the nave in the 12th century to the North Porch in the 15th century.
The church has two historical bells. One by Ellis Knight of Reading, 1629, the other by Paul the Potter, circa 1283. It has a relief inscription in Lombardic letters round the skirt-- POVEL: LE POTER : ME: FIST (Paul the Potter made me). Paul was a London bell-founder and this bell is the earliest English bell with the founder's name.
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Revd Leonora Hill Rector of the Ridgeway Benefice
Ridgeway Benefice Pastoral Co-ordinator: Ann Brown (West Challow)