St Laurence Church

St Laurence church is an imposing medieval building which dominates the approach to the village from the east.  It still retains many of its original architectural features: the Norman door, rood stair and 15th century clerestory to mention only a few.  It was sympathetically restored by Ewan Christian in the 19th century.  

Of particular interest is the relationship between Norwell church and Southwell Minster.  There were, and still are, three Norwell prebendaries: Overhall, Palishall and Tertia Pars.  Each had a moated manor house in the village. Their seats can be seen in the Chapter House at Southwell.

Full details of the architecture and history of the church can be found by consulting

Regular services are held each month SERVICES and special events are held throughout the year FORTHCOMING EVENTS.  The church is part of the Beck and Trent Benefice consisting of Norwell, Cromwell, Caunton, Ossington, Sutton on Trent and Carlton on Trent.



People of all ages and persuasion will be welcome at services.  There is a play area for young children which can be used in services and throughout the week.  Worship is relaxed; traditional Book of Common Prayer and Common Worship services are held. The well-kept and beautiful churchyard with its interesting headstones and grass labyrinth is open for all the village to enjoy.  The views across the water meadows make it an ideal place to sit.

The church makes an important contribution to village life throughout the year and for baptisms, weddings and funerals.

Bell Ringing

Information relating to bell ringing the churches fine peal of six bells is available on the bell ringers' pages.

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