Interim Process at St Lawrence Eastcote

St Lawrence entered an interim process following the departure of it's last vicar, the Revd Chris Rankine.

Bishop Pete has written that the time of an interim ministry is an opportunity for a church to:-


  • Understand and celebrate the past, lose old fears and find new hopes, and perhaps discover a fresh identity;

  • consider its future witness, mission and ministry;

  • reassess its resources, needs and priorities

  • see where and how it needs to change, and work through the inevitable transition 

  • make plans for the future and prepare for the next chapter of its life. 

Fr John has been present in the parish as interim minister since February 2020 and is working as a team with the Revd Andrew Corsie and the Revd Jody Stowell to engage with the tasks above.

A prayer guide for the period of interim ministry has been put together by members of the congregation and is available under Publications