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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 appropriate date - 13th April (Palm Sunday); 20th April (Easter Sunday).

And if you are looking for our services for Holy Week and Easter please click here.

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

CD Bell, a nursery in Norfolk, is offering for sale hanging baskets and summer bedding plants at competitive prices, of which the church will benefit from 30% of the profit on all sales ...

- to find the best photos of both St Lawrence and Bedmond Church to put on the front cover of Outlook in 2015 ...


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Easter Eve - Saturday 19th April

8.30 pm  Easter Vigil

Easter Day - Sunday 20th April

5.45 am  Churches Together Easter Sunrise Service on the Playing Fields in Toms Lane, Bedmond

8.00 am  Holy Communion with hymns

9.30 am  Easter Family Communion

11.00 am  Easter Family Communion at Bedmond

6.30 pm  Choral Evensong

Easter Monday - 21st April

9.30 am  Holy Communion for the pilgrims

10.00 am  Breakfast in the hall

11.00 am  Leave on Pilgrimage to St Albans Cathedral

1.00 pm  Lunch in the grounds (or Abbey)

3.00 pm  Service in the Abbey

4.00 pm  Walk back

6.00 pm  Supper in the hall

Tuesday of Easter Week - 22nd April

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

8.00 pm  Bereavement Visitors meeting in the Methodist Church hall

Wednesday of Easter Week - 23rd April

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Holy Communion

2.45 pm  Home Communion at Margaret House

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

Thursday of Easter Week - 24th April

8.15 am  Prayers for the local community

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer 

Friday of Easter Week - 25th April

9.30 am  Holy Communion with Morning Prayer

10.00 am  HAL Coffee in the Henderson Hall

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

Saturday of Easter Week - 26th April

7.30 pm  Salvation Army Band Concert in St Lawrence in aid of the Friends of St Lawrence

The Second Sunday of Easter - 27th April

8.00 am  Holy Communion

9.30 am  Parish Communion with Seekers and Creche

11.15 am  Burial of Ashes of Constance Hailey

12.00 noon  Baptism of Kai Gregory

1.00 pm  Baptism of Harry Stanley-Bullock

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer