The Parish of Abbots Langley

Welcome to our Parish

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.

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: Trinity 19 (22nd October 2017).

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

For the first time this year the Churches Together Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance will be hosted by St Saviour's Roman Catholic Church in The Crescent.  It will take place on Sunday 5th November at 3.00 pm and will be followed by tea and cakes in the Parish Centre.  All those familes who have had a funeral conducted for a loved one by one of the local clergy in the past year will have had an invitation.  If you haven't received an invitation, or if someone you loved had a funeral elsewhere, you are still welcome to come along ...

Fundraising is going well!  Five of the team going to Malawi in 2018 ran the Tough Ten (well actually the 5km!) and were sponsored - money is still being collected (for Malawi and the Tough Ten charities) so total not yet known; there was a table top sale during coffee on Sunday 15th October and £112 was raised and now there is a Quiz to look forward to - on Friday 3rd November in the Henderson Hub, Abbots Langley High Street at 7.30 pm - including a fish and chip supper tickets are £13.50 each ...

It is hoped to set up a 'Friends of the Tin Church' very soon for all those who are interested in this little bit of history in Bedmond.  If you would like to be involved please come along to a meeting in the church on Monday 6th November at 8.00 pm ...

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The coming week...

Monday 23rd October

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  Ringers' practice in St Lawrence tower

 

Tuesday 24th October

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

8.00 pm  Proeprty Committee meets in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

 

Wednesday 25th October

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Holy Communion in St Lawrence

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

12.00 noon  Funeral of Joan O'Brien in St Lawrence followed by cremation

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.45 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence

 

 

Thursday 26th October

8.15 am  Prayers for the parish and community in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

12.00 noon  Bell Toll for WW1 soldier Walter Bennett in St Lawrence tower

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

8.00 pm  Housegroup at 6 Kindersley Way

 

Friday 27th October

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  Craft Group in Bedmond Church

10.00 am  AHAL Coffee in the Henderson Hub, Abbots Langley High Street

2.00 pm  Craft & Conversation in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Saturday 28th October

10.00 am  PCC Day at Chipperfield Baptist Church

12.00 noon  Bell Toll for WW1 soldier Thomas Arnold in St Lawrence tower

5.00 pm  County bell ringing in St Lawrence tower

 

Sunday 29th October - Bible Sunday

Clocks fall back - extra hour in bed!

8.00 am  Holy Communion in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Parish Communion with Seekers and Creche in St Lawrence

11.30 am  Christening for Lexi Dear in St Lawrence

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Monday 30th October

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

12.00 noon  Bell Toll for WW1 soldier Percy Ernest Ellis in St Lawrence tower

2.15 pm  Tiny Tots in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  Ringing practice in St Lawrence tower

 

 

Tuesday 31st October

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

10.30 am  Home Communion at Margaret House

12.30 pm  Pilgrim Course in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Wednesday 1st November - All Saints' Day

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  Coffee Morning in the Tin Church, Bedmond

10.15 am  Holy Communion in St Lawrence

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

12.00 noon  Churchyard Working Party at Bedmond

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.45 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence