St Lawrence Church

St Lawrence, Stoak (Photo © Sue Adair)

The church is situated in Church Lane, Stoak, CH2 4HP, and has its own car park. Access is from Little Stanney Lane, turn at the Bunbury Arms.
Along with St Thomas and All Saints, St Lawrence forms the Parish of Ellesmere Port. For more details, visit the Parish web site: Ellesmere Port Parish

The church is open again for worship from this Sunday 2nd August.

If anyone wants more info they can contact me on 01244 382106 or 07702 766803
You are warmly invited to our service each Sunday at 11.00 am.

For enquiries about weddings, christenings or anything concerning St Lawrence’s, contact: The Rev. Gordon Welch, Tel 01244 382196

New Children’s Services
Details about children’s services can be found here: St Lawrence – ABC Poster 2019

Marking the Centenary of the start of the First World War
St Lawrence has within its walls the Stoak and Little Stanney War Memorial (details below), commemorating the dead of the Great War. St Thomas and All Saints, Whitby, houses the Royal British Legion Book of Remembrance, which was passed to the church for safe keeping following the closure of the Royal British Legion club on Stanney Lane.

The church is now open each Saturday, apart from in the Winter months, from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm and at other times by arrangement for anyone who wants to experience the peace and beauty of this ancient building.

Stoak and Little Stanney War Memorial
St Lawrence War Memorial
Details can be found on the following link (opens in a new window):
Stoak War Memorial

Restoration of St Lawrence’s
The work took four months and was finished in August 2013. During that time, the roof timbers were repaired, the roof was re-slated and the ceiling renewed throughout using the ancient method of lath and lime plaster. As a result, the church looks very much better and below are some photos of before and after views.
Anyone wishing to see the new building is invited to come down for Sunday worship (11.00 am) or any Saturday morning when the church will be open, or to contact Rev. Gordon Welch on 01244 382196 to see it at other times.
Article about the restoration which appeared in the Chester Chronicle

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Before restoration


After restoration