Useful Contact Numbers
ISLE OF WIGHT COUNCIL - 821000
ISLE OF WIGHT POLICE - 0845 0454545
VENTNOR MEDICAL PRACTICE - 857288
JHOOTS PHARMACY - 852135
ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL - 822099
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU - 03444 111 444
LOCAL RADIO - IW Radio FM 107/102 -
(office) 822557; (studio) 822002
VENTNOR LIBRARY - 852039
SOUTHERN VECTIS BUSES - 0330 053 9182
SAMARITANS - 116 123
St. Lawrence Post Office
OPENING TIMES FOR SHOP & PO:
Monday/Wed/Thurs/Fri - 9-5
Tuesday & Saturday - 9-1pm
Sunday - 9-12.30pm
For fresh bakery goods, please order by 10am Wednesday.
For Brownrigg produce, please order by 10am Wednesday for Thursday morning pick up.
Mrs Angela Adams, Churchwarden - Tel. 856157
Mr Sam Twining, Churchwarden - Tel. 852101
Mrs Bridget Garton, Secretary to the Parish Council, Tel. 853338
Places of Interest
ST. LAWRENCE 12TH CENTURY CHURCH
Records show the church existed, probably as a manorial chapel, before 1201. Until the chancel was added in 1842 it rated as the smallest parish church in England. The windows in the North wall are ancient. The oak pews date from 1926 and the hat pegs around the walls – an unusual feature - are Georgian. A painting of the Royal Arms dates from the time of Charles 1. The ancient churchyard is a haven of tranquility.
THE PEACE GARDEN
Back in summer 2007 a group of staff and students from the countryside department of the Isle of Wight College cleared away an area of land adjacent to the churchyard of the Old Church. This area is known as The Peace Garden. Opened in 2008 by Alan Titchmarsh, the garden is a tranquil spot to either wander around or sit on the bench and admire the sea view.
ST. LAWRENCE VILLAGE HALL
Perched on the hill in St. Lawrence Village, is the village hall that was constructed in 1898 as a school, but was actually only used for this purpose for 10 years. It is now used by the community for various classes and events.
THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST. LAWRENCE
The Parish Church of St. Lawrence, built in 1876, was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott (who also designed the Albert Memorial). A light-box affixed to the north wall contains three pre-Raphaelite stained glass window panels, two by William Morris and one by Ford Madox Brown, which were originally in the Chapel of the Royal National Hospital, Ventnor.
Places to stay
Lisle Combe - A family run b&b in a beautiful setting with uninterrupted views over the English Channel.
Contact Robert or Ruth on 01983 852582 or visit their website by clicking below.