The following organisations meet in the Parish Centre:

Mothers' Union

1st and 3rd Thursday in the month 7.45 – 9.00pm
Branch Leader: Jean Fishwick 263658
Secretary: Irene Jenkinson
Treasurer: Kath Sharples

Men's Christian Fellowship

2nd Thursday in the month 7.45 – 9.00pm
Rob Kelly 279983


Meetings as advertised on noticeboard.
Anne Watts 261036 or Sally Calley 413891

House Group

1st and 3rd Thursday in the month 10.00am
Marjorie Hayward 07793 380173

1st and 3rd Wednesday in the month 7.30pm
Paul Lengden 415730

Bell Ringers

Thursday evenings 7.30 – 9.00pm
Ringing Master: David Thistlethwaite 271904

We have a fine ring of bells under the direction of our Captain of the Tower. Bell ringing is a healthy, musically satisfying and enjoyable hobby. If you are interested in joining the team please ask our Parish Administrator for details.

Prayer Group

4th Thursday in the month at 7.45pm
Doris Smethurst 410829

Morning and Evensong prayers are said daily in this parish. Morning Prayers are usually said at 9.00a.m. Evening Prayers are said at different times in the early evening. You are always welcome to join the clergy for those prayers, but in order to make sure that the particular day is not one of the “exceptional days” when another time has been allocated, it is wise to contact the Parish Office.

If you are not able to join us in Church, why not make a daily visit to this site, click on the adjacent prayers, and join us online in praying the daily prayer offices.

Download the Daily Prayer Booklet  or the shorter version

See ‘How to start Praying’

Download 40 Days, 40 Tips

Morning PrayerEvening PrayerNight Prayer


Tuesday 9.30 – 1.30 – Phil Staziker 267934
Friday 10.30 – 1.00 – Phil Hall 415602

St Laurence Church has built up a reputation of being a welcoming Church. We are situated in the centre of the town with an on site car park, and a number of town centre public car parks are within a short distance. The Church is usually open every day in the morning and also during afternoons and evenings when there are functions and events. If you are visiting Chorley and want to view the Church or use our facilities you are welcome to contact the Parish Office (tel 01257 231 360) and arrangements can be made to accommodate you.

The Church has a crèche with baby changing facilities for our young children and as a Church without steps we are wheelchair friendly with an easily accessible disabled toilet.

A three course meal can be purchased when visiting Chorley’s famous market on Tuesdays and Fridays. On Tuesday you may also take the opportunity to share in the Eucharist in the Lady Chapel at 12.15pm, whilst on Friday (if you are of an age) the retirement club meets in the afternoon. Our friendly volunteers will be glad to meet you and serve you.

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