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Welcome to the website of the Parish of Abbots Langley in Hertfordshire.

Here you will be able to find something about the worship, activities, purpose, and the history of the Anglican Church in the Parish of Abbots Langley, which is part of the Diocese of St Albans within the Church of England.

For the most up-to-date information please look at our weekly leaflet which can be found by clicking on the date 12th October - (Harvest).

The Annual Report is available to download from here - or you can pick up a paper copy in either church or ask for a paper copy to be posted to you if you leave your details on the Contact page.

We have two church buildings - St Lawrence Church in Abbots Langley and the Church of the Ascension ('The Tin Church') in Bedmond, and we are part of the Deanery of Watford.  We are also members of Churches Together in Abbots Langley, along with the Baptist Church, the Methodist Church, the Roman Catholic Church (St Saviour's) and another Anglican Church (St Paul's, Langleybury).  We work well together, including worshipping together, especially at Festival times, and we organise various social events together.

There has been a church in Abbots Langley for over 850 years and in Bedmond for 130 years.  We try to combine a sense of tradition with witnessing to the dynamic presence of God in his world today, and serving the communities of which we are a part.  We are an inclusive church and are pleased to offer hospitality to everyone.

The two separate communities of Abbots Langley and Bedmond both have a good feel about them.  The total population of the parish is about 14,000: at one end it merges into Watford and at the other into open farmland.  You don't have to be in the area long to realise that it is the goodwill and community spirit which makes both villages good places in which to live, work and worship.

We are a Fairtrade parish and try to buy and to use fairly-traded goods whenever we can, and to encourage parishioners to do the same.

Please pray for the parish: give thanks for all that it offers; remember the churches, schools, shops and businesses, and especially pray for the people.

Stay and browse this website and get the feel of the life of our churches, what we do and why we do it - and we hope that one day we shall find you here with us to share our worship and our life.

St Lawrence Church is open seven days a week, from 10.00 am to 5.15 pm on Monday to Saturday and between services on Sundays.  Bedmond Church is unfortunately kept locked most of the time but you can arrange to meet someone there if you would like to go into it - please make contact via the contact us page.

HOW TO FIND US:  the postcode for St Lawrence is WD5 0AS and the church hall is in the car park behind the church; the postcode for the Church of the Ascension is WD5 0RT, with a field for parking behind the church using the same entrance as that for the house, Beulah in Sergehill Lane.

If you are in Abbots Langley on a Tuesday morning, pop in to St Lawrence for a Fairtrade cup of coffee, tea or chocolate and a biscuit between 10.15 am and 12.15 pm - or if you are in Bedmond on the first Wednesday of the month, pop into Bedmond Church between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon - you will be made most welcome!

Latest Parish News

The Church Christmas cards have been printed and packed and are now available for sale - a pack of 10 cards is £4.95.  They show a detail from the window above the font in St Lawrence Church and are available from the Church Office ...

Exciting news about our plans to build an extension on the north side of St Lawrence Church.

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Monday 13th October

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

7.30 pm  Ringers' practice

8.00 pm  CTAL General Committee meeting in the Methodist small hall

Tuesday 14th October

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

7.30 pm  Bereavement Ministry Course in St Lawrence Church

7.45 pm  Dynamite (youth group) in the church hall

8.00 pm  Mothers' Union meets in Bedmond Church

Wednesday 15th October

9.30  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Holy Communion

11.00 am  Home Communion at Abbeyfield

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

Thursday 16th October

8.15 am  Prayers for the local community

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

7.45 pm  Deanery Synod at St Mary's, Watford

Friday 17th October

9.30 am  Holy Communion with Morning Prayer

10.00 am  HAL Coffee in the Henderson Hall

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

6.15 pm  Youth Choir practice

Saturday 18th October

10.00 am  Diocesan Synod at Dunstable

7.30 pm  Friends of St Lawrence Fish & Chip Supper with entertainment

Sunday 19th October - The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

8.00 am  Holy Communion

9.30 am  Parish Communion with Seekers

11.00 am  Family Service at Bedmond followed by congregational meeting

12.30 pm  Sunday Lunch Club

1.00 pm  Baptism of Tyler Howell

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer

Monday 20th October

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

2.15 pm  Tiny Tots

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

7.30 pm  Ringers' practice

Tuesday 21st October

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

7.30 pm  Bereavement Ministry Course

7.45 pm  Dynamite (youth group)

Wednesday 22nd October

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Holy Communion

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer