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 10.00 am to 5.15 pm Monday to Saturday and between services on Sundays, with refreshments available on Tuesdays between 10.15 am and 12.15 pm.

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 on the first Wednesday of the month between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon.

A downloadable, printable version of our weekly leaflet can be found by clicking on the date: 24th April (The Fifth Sunday of Easter) or 1st May (The Sixth Sunday of Easter).

The ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING took place on Tuesday 26th April - a copy of the Annual Report for 2015 can be found here and the Annual Accounts for 2015 here.  Jane McHugh and Bill Sanderson were re-elected as churchwardens for a further year.  Full membership of the Parochial Church Council can be found here.

The service to welcome and licence the Revd Dr Peter Waddell as Vicar will take place in St Lawrence at 7.30 pm on Monday 5th September, led by the Bishop of St Albans.

Please remember Peter and his family in your prayers - you may like to use the one found here.

Latest Parish News

Opportunities to support Christian Aid in May - on Sunday 8th May we will be joining the Big Brekkie campaign - bacon sandwiches will be served during coffee after the 9.30 am service; the Methodists have a Tea Party on Saturday 14th May at 3.00 pm; there will be a Quiz in St Lawrence hall, organised by St Savioiur's on Saturday 21st May; then there is the House-to-House collection from 15th to 21st May ...

Throughout May St Lawrence will present its second Spring Concert series; concerts will be held each Saturday morning in the church, preceded by refreshments.  Details can be found here with the first concert on Saturday 7th May at 11.00 am with refreshments from 10.30 am ...

Building an extension onto the north side of St Lawrence Church is progressing well with metal roof structures and wooden beams in place.  We hope work will be completed in the summer.  Please see the Extension Project page to find out more and click here for David's sermon on the welcome we offer through our church buildings ...

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The coming week...

Monday 25th April - St Mark, the Evangelist

9.30 am  Holy Communion

2.15 pm  Funeral of David Harris in St Lawrence followed by cremation

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

Tuesday 26th April

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee

2.45 pm  Home Communion at Margaret House

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

7.15 pm  Holy Communion

8.00 pm  Annual Vestry Meeting immediately followed by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting with speakers from the YMCA

Wednesday 27th April

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Holy Communion

2.00 pm  Funeral of Irene Bishop in St Lawrence followed by cremation

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

5.45 pm  Wedding rehearsal

7.00 pm  Wedding rehearsal

Thursday 28th April

8.15 am  Prayers for the local church and community

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

8.00 pm  Housegroup at 6 Kindersley Way

Friday 29th April

9.30 am  Morning Prayer with Holy Communion

10.00 am  AHAL Coffee in the Henderson Hall

1.30 pm  Wedding of Richard Allan and Katie Glynn

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

6.15 pm  Youth Choir practice

Saturday 30th April

12.00 noon  Wedding of Jonathan Schmid and Jasmine Atkins

Sunday 1st May - the Sixth Sunday of Easter

8.00 am  Holy Communion

9.30 am  Parish Communion with Seekers and Creche

11.00 am  Holy Communion at Bedmond

12.00 noon  Baptism of Henry Cresswell

2.00 pm  Baptism of Angus McDonald

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer

Monday 2nd May - Ss Philip and James, Apostles

Bank Holiday

9.30 am  Holy Communion

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

Tuesday 3rd May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

8.00 pm  CTAL Committee Meeting in the Methodist hall

Wednesday 4th May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.00 am  Coffee Morning at Bedmond

10.15 am  Holy Communion

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

8.00 pm  Finance & Fundraising Committee at 40 Kindersley Way