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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 25th January - (The Third Sunday of Epiphany).

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

HYMNATHON - ONLY 10 DAYS TO GO! Click here to find out more!

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.

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

Many people are now asking who won and what are the answers!  The winner was Margaret Dolamore; 2nd place William Masterson of South Mimms; 3rd place Myra and Alan Alexander - congratulations to them all.  And for those who would like the answers please click here ...

On Saturday 7 February 2015 we will be singing back-to-back hymns from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., in aid of our Organ Restoration Appeal.

Exciting news about our plans to build an extension on the north side of St Lawrence Church.

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Monday 26th January

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

7.30 pm  Ringing practice

Tuesday 27th January

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 pm  Tuesday Coffee

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

7.45 pm  Dynamite (youth group)

Wednesday 28th January

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.00 am  Carers' Network in the Methodist hall

10.15 am  Holy Communion

2.45 pm  Home Communion at Margaret House

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

7.45 for 8.00 pm  Parochial Church Council meets in the Vicarage

Thursday 29th January

8.15 am  Prayers for the local community

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

3.00 pm  Sing-a-long at Hanover Gardens

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

8.00 pm  Housegroup at 6 Kindersley Way

Friday 30th January

9.30 am  Holy Communion with Morning Prayer

No AHAL Coffee

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

6.15 pm  Youth Choir practice

Saturday 31st January

5.15 pm  St Lawrence Church Choir singing Choral Evensong at Chelmsford Cathedral

Sunday 1st February - The Presentation of Christ in the Temple

8.00 am  Holy Communion

9.30 am  Parish Communion with Seekers & Creche

11.00 am  Holy Communion at Bedmond followed by congregational meeting

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer

Monday 2nd February

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

2.15 pm  Tiny Tots

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

7.00 for 7.30 pm  Friends' Curry Evening at Abbots Tandoori

7.30 pm  Ringers' practice

Tuesday 3rd February

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee

2.20 pm  Funeral of Olive Kensett at the Crematorium

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

7.45 pm  Dynamite (youth group) meets in the hall

Wednesday 4th February

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Holy Communion

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer