St Laurence Cowley

We worship in the catholic tradition of the Church of England and celebrate the full liturgical year and the cycles and seasons of our faith. We seek to be devout and reflective in our prayer and to enjoy our friendship with each other.

St Laurence Cowley is a warm and inclusive church in the Anglican diocese of London. Worship here is catholic and diverse. It includes Book of Common Prayer and traditional Sung Communion services, as well as family services.

The church is very active in the community of Cowley and runs social clubs for people from all faith backgrounds.

The youth groups, Young at Heart club, toddlers group and coffee morning all take place in St Laurence’s Church Hall on the corner of Cowley High Street and Iver Lane.

The church building is on the corner of Church Road, opposite Peachey Lane. The church was recorded in the Domesday Book (1086 AD) when Cowley was just a scattering of houses. It is thought St Laurence’s was founded by the Benedictine monks of Westminster Abbey.

The Benedictines have the motto ora et labora (pray and work), which means combining contemplation of God with action in the world.

Ora et labora inspires us as we work to follow Christ by trying to make the world a better place.

St Laurence also has some cracking social media.  If you would like to know a bit more before coming along, Changing Attitude recommends the news blogTwitter and Facebook.






 London (Willesden Episcopal Area)


St Laurence Cowley, Church Road, Cowley, Middlesex, UB8 3NB

Details of main services

1st, 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month in St Laurence’s church
9.15 am Sung Communion
11am Celebration (family) Service (Communion on the 1st Sunday of the month) with Sunday Club in the Rectory (except on the 2nd Sunday)3rd Sunday of the month in St Laurence’s church at 10am
10am Combined Communion Service with Sunday Club in the RectoryThursdays in St Laurence’s church
10am Eucharist with intentions for the sick and anyone in need.
6pm Saturday Service

Contact person

Fr Steve Hardwicke

Telephone number(s)

01895 232 728 and 07830340923



St Laurence Cowley church


 U3 and U5 buses stop outside the church

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