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 date: Easter 2 (23rd April 2017).

Copies of the Annual Accounts 2016 and Annual Report 2016/17 are available ahead of the Annual Meeting on Sunday 30th April 2017.  Copies of the Agenda for the Meeting, including the Minutes of tha APCM in 2016 are available here.  Copy of the Wardens report on the fabric, etc of the buildings is available here.

Copies of recent sermons can be found on this page.

A copy of the paper following the recent Parish Conversations can be found here.


Latest Parish News

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) will take place on Sunday 30th April at 11.30 am in the church hall.  It will be preceded by the Annual Vestry Meeting when the churchwardens for the coming year will be elected.  At the APCM the Accounts to 31st December 2016 will be presented, there will be an election for any new PCC members, and the Vicar will give his report on his first few months in the parish ...

The Friends of St Lawrence are delighted to welcome Caritas Harmony to perform for the first time in St Lawrence on Saturday 29th April at 7.00 pm - they are an all-female group based in Luton ...

Why not get up early on Saturday 6th May, by early we mean to be in the churchyard for 5.15 am?!  Then you can hear the amazing sounds of the dawn chorus with experts on hand to help you to identity the different birds ...

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The coming week...

Monday 24th April

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Prayer for a growing church in the Corpus Christi Chapel

2.15 pm  Tiny Tots in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  Ringers' practice

8.00 pm  Preacher's Workshop in the Breakspear Room

 

Tuesday 25th April

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room

10.30 am  Home Communion at Margaret House

12.00 noon  Burial of Ashes of Dorothy Grieves in the Garden of Remembrance

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  Parochial Church Council meets with the Bishop in the Breakspear Room

 

Wednesday 26th April

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

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.45 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence

 

Thursday 27th April

8.15 am  Prayer for the local church and community in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

12.00 noon  Funeral of Sheila Gorman in the Church of the Ascension followed by cremation

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Friday 28th April

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  AHAL Coffee in the Henderson Hall

12.00 noon  Bell Toll for WW1 soldier Goerge Arthur Martindale

2.00 pm  Craft & Conversation in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

6.15 pm  Youth Choir practice in the Breakspear Room

 

Saturday 29th April

7.00 pm  Friends' Concert - Caritas Ladies' Choir in St Lawrence

 

Sunday 30th April - the Third Sunday of Easter

8.00 am  Holy Communion (BCP) in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Parish Communion with Seekers and Creche in St Lawrence

11.30 am  Annual Vestry Meeting followed by Annual Parochial Church Meeting in the hall

3.00 pm  Christening preparation meeting in the church hall

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Monday 1st May

Bank Holiday

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Tuesday 2nd May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room

12.45 pm  Celebration of the life of John Tapster in St Lawrence (preceded by private cremation)

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

8.00 pm  Evening Quiet in the Corpus Christi Chapel

 

Wednesday 3rd May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  Bedmond Coffee Morning in the Church of the Ascension

10.15 am  Holy Communion in St Lawrence

11.00 am  Quiet Reflection in the Corpus Christi Chapel

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.45 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence