The Parish of Abbots Langley

Welcome to our Parish

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

To find details of our Christmas Services click here for St Lawrence and here for Bedmond.

A Christmas countdown from the Diocese can be found here.

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.

St Lawrence Church is open seven days a week, from 9.30 am to 5.45 pm Monday to Saturday, and from 7.45 am to 7.00 pm on Sundays.  Coffee, tea and hot chocolate are available in the Breakspear Room every Tuesday between 10.15 am and 12.15 pm - access is via St Lawrence Church or the door directly into the Breakspear Room with easy access for the disabled or buggies (the Breakspear Room is round the back of the church on the north side).

Bedmond Church is not left open but you can arrange to meet someone there if you would like access - requests via the contact us page. There is a Coffee Morning in the Church on the first Wednesday of each month between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon.

A downloadable, printable version of our weekly leaflet can be found by clicking on the appropriate Sunday: Second Sunday of Advent (10th December).

Copies of recent sermons can be found on this page.

A copy of the Parish's Mission Action Plan (MAP) can be found here.  This MAP was written following a series of conversations in the first half of 2017 and lists the priorities for the Parish for the next three years, 2017-2020.


Latest Parish News

There will be Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at both churches this year on Sunday 17th December - at Bedmond at 4.00 pm and at St Lawrence at 6.30 pm - both services will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies ...

On Friday 15th December starting at the Kings Head in Hunton Bridge at 7.30 pm; then moving on to the Royal Oak, Kitters Green for 8.15 pm; then on to the Swan in College Road for 9.00 pm and finishing at the Bell in Bedmond at 9.45 pm - all welcome ...

Come and experience Christmas Carols through flowers at the Flower Festival in the Tin Church, Bedmond on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December.  The Church will be open between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm both days for you to see the amazing arrangements.  At 4.00 pm on the Sunday there will be a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols which you are invited to attend ...

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The coming week...

Sunday 10th December - the Second Sunday of Advent

8.00 am  Holy Communion in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Second Sunday Christingle Communion Service in St Lawrence

12.00 noon  Bell toll for WW1 soldier Harry Cleal

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence - cancelled

7.30 pm  Exploring Faith in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence - cancelled

 

Monday 11th December

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

2.15 pm  Tiny Tots in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence - cancelled

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  Ringing practice in St Lawrence bell tower

 

Tuesday 12th December

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

10.30 am  AL JMI rehearsal in St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

6.30 pm  AL JMI Carol Concert in St Lawrence

 

Wednesday 13th December

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Holy Communion (including Cororate Communion for the Mothers' Union) in St Lawrence

10.45 am  MU Advent Meditation in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

11.00 am  Quiet Reflection in the Corpus Christi Chapel, St Lawrence

12.00 noon  Funeral of Brenda Nutt in St Lawrence followed by cremation

3.30 pm  Messy Church in the Methodist Church and hall

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.45 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence

 

Thursday 14th December

8.15 am  Prayer for the parish and community in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

6.30 pm  Switching on Christmas Lights and Carol Singing outside Bedmond Church

 

Friday 15th December

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

1.30 pm  AL JMI Christingle in St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

6.15 pm  Youth Choir practice in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

7.30 pm  Churches Together Carol Singing in local pubs begins at the Kings Head, Hunton Bridge; 8.15 at the Roy Oak, Kitters Green; 9.00 at the Swan, College Road; 9.45 at the Bell in Bedmond

 

Saturday 16th December

10.00 am - 4.00 pm  Flower Festical:  Christmas Carols - at Bedmond

 

Sunday 17th December - The Third Sunday of Advent

8.00 am  Holy Communion at St Lawrence

9.30 am  Parish Communion at St Lawrence

10.00 am - 4.00 pm  Flower Festival at Bedmond

12.30 pm  Sunday Lunch Club Christmas Lunch

4.00 pm  Nine Lessons and Carols at Bedmond followed by mulled wine and mince pies

6.30 pm  Nine Lessons and Carols at St Lawrence followed by mulled wine and mince pies

 

Monday 18th December

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

2.15 pm  Tiny Tots in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  Ringers practice in St Lawrence bell tower

 

Tuesday 19th December

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  Tannerswood School reception visit St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence