[Saint Laurence]

St. Laurence’s Roman Catholic Church

Parish Priest:
Fr. Simon Blakesley

Assistant Priest:
Fr. Bob Eccles OP

91 Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1XB
Tel/Fax: 01223 704640
Email: office@saintlaurence.org.uk

Diocese of East Anglia

Rev. Geoffrey Cook
(Tel: 01223 351650)

St. Laurence’s Parish Forum

The Forum is where the whole Parish comes together to keep the Parish running.

See below for the minutes of previous meetings.

The Constitution of the Parish Forum is here.

A few years ago we carried out a consultation exercise as part of the Bishop’s Review of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan. See here for details.

The Diocesan Council of Laity meets regularly to discuss issues of importance regarding pastoral planning which affect the whole diocese. We are represented on the Council by our Chairman.
(It used to be possible to download the minutes of the meetings of the Council, but the Diocesan web site no longer appears to have any information at all other than to list it on the “Diocesan Offices” page.)

Next meetings

The next meetings of Saint Laurence’s Parish Forum will be approximately at 3-month intervals:

  • Thursday 4th April 2019
  • Tuesday 2nd July 2019
  • Thursday 10th October 2019
Further dates to be arranged.
They are all held at 8pm in the Parish room. All parishoners are warmly encouraged to attend.

Any items for the agenda should be sent to the Parish Office or email forum@saintlaurence.org.uk.


All meetings include the following items, with additional special topics added as appropriate:
  1. Apologies
  2. Minutes of last meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Facilitation group update
  5. Liturgy
  6. Finance
  7. Social life
  8. Catechesis
  9. Buildings and grounds
  10. School
  11. Diocesan issues
  12. Reports from parish groups
  13. Any other business
  14. Date of future meetings

The Forum Facilitation Group is a team of parishioners that makes sure actions agreed at Forum meetings are carried out and the agenda for the next meeting is prepared.

Minutes of previous meetings