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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 - 17th August (St Lawrence).

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

If you would like to join the sponsored bike ride on Saturday 13th September - or indeed you can walk it if you would prefer - then please collect details, including sponsor forms, from the back of either church ...

The Fete will be held on Saturday 20th September at 2.00 pm on the land behind the church (or in Bedmond Village Hall if wet!) - put the date in your diary ...

For all the family to enjoy, this day celebrates 100 years of the Diocese of St Albans in its present form.  The celebration takes place at the Keysoe Equestrian Centre, Beds on Monday 25th August and there will be a deanery coach for transport ...

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Monday 18th August

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

12.00 noon  Tiny Tots picnic

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

7.30 pm  Ringing practice

Tuesday 19th August

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

8.00 pm  Bereavement Visitors meeting in the Methodist small hall

Wednesday 20th August

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Holy Communion

11.00 am  Home Communion at Abbeyfield

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

Thursday 21st August

8.15 am  Prayers for the Parish

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

7.00 pm  Wedding rehearsal

Friday 22nd August

9.30 am  Holy Communion with Morning Prayer

12.00 noon  Wedding of Adam Johnson and Hannah Ryder

12.00 noon  Funeral of Margaret Moore at the Crematorium

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

Sunday 24th August - St Bartholomew the Apostle

8.00 am  Holy Communion

9.30 am  Parish Communion with Seekers

12.00 noon  Baptism of Beau Grant

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer

Monday 25th - Bank Holiday

The DIOCESAN FESTIVAL DAY OF FUN AND PRAISE at Keysoe, Beds

Tuesday 26th August

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

Wednesday 27th August

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Holy Communion

2.45 pm  Home Communion at Margaret House

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer