St Lawrence Church, The Square, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9EX
St Lawrence was a deacon martyred in Rome in AD 258. The Church stands on the site of the chapel of William the Conqueror's Palace. It is called the Mother Church of Winchester, for it is the only surviving church of Norman foundation within the city walls. Before a new Bishop of Winchester is enthroned, he is first presented at St Lawrence.
The Church is one of the destinations for this years Ride and Stride event. This is where people across 30 counties raise funds for churches and chapels of all denominations. They visit as many as they can, planning their own route and speed.
See separate entry for more details on Loose Muse poetry event on Sunday 22nd September.
● Saturday 14 September: 1000-1630 for Ride and Stride
● Sunday 22 September: 1400-1500 for Poetry
We recommend booking for the poetry event
Max 100 people per tour/session. Ride and Stride is an all day event, the Poetry Event lasts for an hour.
Please note the church is open daily 9am to 5pm in the summer months, and 9am to dusk in the winter months
Turn right/left from the High Street at the Buttercross and the church is immediately after the L'Occitane.