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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 29th March - (Palm Sunday).

HOLY WEEK and EASTER - for details of our services please click here

We launched an appeal for our Organ Restoration Fund recently - you can find out more by clicking here.

About our Parish

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.

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

If you would like to book a place on the Safari Supper on Saturday 11th April please contact Sue Coultrup on 01923 334387 ...

This is planned for 9th to 18th May 2016 - please collect a brochure from St Lawrence if you'd like to find out more - or speak to David ...

Congratulations to the Revd Canon Michael Beasley who has been named as the next Bishop of Hertford, a Suffragen to the Bishop of St Albans.  Canon Michael has been Director of Mission in the Diocese of Oxford for the last five years and prior to that was at the theological college, Westcott House, in Cambridge ...

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Monday 30th March - Monday of Holy Week

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.00 am  Spring cleaning St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

8.00 pm  Holy Communion with Address - Preacher:  The Rt Revd Stephen Venner

Tuesday 31st March - Tuesday of Holy Week

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

No Tuesday Coffee

11.00 am  Bedmond School in Bedmond Church

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

8.00 pm  Holy Communion with Address - Preacher:  The Rt Revd Stephen Venner

Wednesday 1st April - Wednesday of Holy Week

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.00 am  Spring cleaning Bedmond Church

10.15 am  Holy Communion

3.30 pm  Messy Church in the Methodist Church

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

8.00 pm  Holy Communion with Address - Preacher:  The Rt Revd Stephen Venner

Thursday 2nd April - Maundy Thursday

8.15 am  Prayers for the local community

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

8.00 pm  Eucharist with Foot Washing - Preacher:  The Rt Revd Stephen Venner; followed by Watch through the Night

Friday 3rd April - Good Friday

10.00 am  Churches Together Walk of Witness begins at St Paul's, Langleybury

1.00 pm  An Hour of the Passion:  The Rt Revd John Gladwin

2.00 pm  Good Friday Liturgy

Saturday 4th April - Easter Eve

9.30 am  Easter flower arranging in St Lawrence

8.30 pm  Easter Vigil with Confirmation at St Albans Abbey

Sunday 5th April - Easter Day

6.15 am  Churches Together Sunrise Service on Toms Lane Playing Field

8.00 am  Holy Communion with hymns

9.30 am  Easter Family Communion

11.00 am  Easter Family Communion at Bedmond

12.30 pm  Sunday Lunch Club

6.30 pm  Choral Evensong

Monday 6th April - Easter Monday

Pilgrimage to St Albans

9.30 am  Holy Communion followed by breakfast, walk to St Albans, picnic lunch, service in the Abbey, walk home and supper

Tuesday 7th April

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

Wednesday 8th April

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.00 am  Bedmond Coffee Morning

10.15 am  Corporate Communion for the Mothers' Union

10.45 am  Mothers' Union - DRUM:  a talk by Robin & Eileen Venn

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer