The Parish Church of St Lawrence’s, Southleigh

Southleigh, Colyton, EX24 6JB

Service pattern

Below is the usual service pattern for St Lawrence’s Parish Church. Please check the weekly pew sheet (below) for any changes.

1st Sunday
11.15am Morning Prayer

2nd Sunday
11.15am Holy Communion

3rd Sunday
11.15am Morning Prayer

4th Sunday
11.15am Holy Communion

5th Sunday
Please refer to the weekly service sheet


We have wheelchair access, but the door path is sloping and treacherous in icy conditions. There is a small step at the door, which we think most people would manage, but we could bring over a ramp from the village hall if it were needed. There is a hearing loop provision and a number of large-print hymn books.


Michael Williams 01404 871219

Robin Hartnell 01297 552433

History of St Lawrence’s Church

St Lawrence’s Church is of Norman origin with a 15th century tower. The 19th century saw a major rebuild of the church, including a restoration of the nave, south aisle, vestry and porch. The south entrance is a rebuilt Norman doorway.

The church houses some very interesting features, with a font dating from the early 12th century and a ring of four bells, listed in the inventory of 1553 – iiii bells yn the towre their. The treble is dated from approximately 1400.

A brass chandelier hung in the centre of the nave is of special interest, due its size and fine workmanship and is one of only fifteen retained from acquisition between 1650 and 1850. There are also four listed tombs in the churchyard, made from Beer stone dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.