The future of St Lawrence Church, West Wycombe

A public meeting with the PCC and the Archdeacon of Buckingham to discuss the future of St Lawrence Church took place on Monday 11 October 6.30pm at the church.

Background

St Lawrence Church is a Grade 1* listed building and one of two parish churches in the village of West Wycombe. St Lawrence’s requires restoration and repair work that will require significant funding and specialist project management, which the PCC is not adequately resourced to provide.

The Diocese of Oxford is currently supporting the PCC, at their request, to explore possible options for the future of this much-loved church building. The public meeting, which took place on 11 October, followed a survey to gather local responses and ascertain community interest and active support in sustaining this heritage building and community asset. As of 5 October 2021, only 33 responses to the PCC survey had been received.

Process to date

Next steps

No decisions about the future of this church building have yet been made.

Following informal consultation and information seeking, next steps may be subject to statutory processes via the Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee (DMPC)”, in accordance with the Mission & Pastoral Measure 2011.

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