The Parish of Abbots Langley

Our Buildings

The Church is the people - but people need somewhere to meet.

For almost 1,000 years there has been a church building in Abbots Langley; around the year 1150 it was dedicated to St Lawrence.  Over those years it has changed much, and in the 21st century we are very aware of its history and want to do all we can to preserve and maintain the building for generations to come and worship here.  We are also very aware that things move on and we have to keep up; to this end we have built an extension on to the north side of the church which gives proper access for the disabled, toilet facilities, a meeting room and a small kitchen as well as extra storage space.  We are very fortunate to have a 'Friends of St Lawrence' which provides much needed resources to help maintain the fabric of the building.

The postcode for St Lawrence, which is situated in Abbots Langley High Street, is WD5 0AS; the church hall is in the car park behind the church.

The Church of the Ascension in Bedmond is over 130 years old, constructed in 1880.  It is one of only a few 'tin churches' in Hertfordshire, and boasts a spire with a single bell.  It is also maintained to a high standard.  A recently formed 'Friends of the Tin Church' now holds fundraising events to help with the costs of building maintenance.

The postcode for the Church of the Ascension, which is situated on Church Hill, Bedmond, at the junction with Sergehill Lane, is WD5 0RT.

If you want to find out more about either building, or about the churchyard at St Lawrence, please click on the appropriate name above.

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The coming week...

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Monday in Holy Week - 15th April

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

8.00 pm  Communion with talk in the Tin Church

 

Tuesday in Holy Week - 16th April

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

11.15 am  Funeral of Linda Butterfield in St Lawrence followed by cremation

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

8.00 pm  Communion with talk in the Tin Church

 

Wednesday in Holy Week - 17th April

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

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

12.00 noon  Communion in the Corpus Christi Chapel, St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.45 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence

8.00 pm  Communion with talk in the Tin Church

 

Maundy Thursday - 18th April

8.15 am  Early Prayer in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

8.00 pm  Communion with foot washing followed by Watch through the Night at St Lawrence

 

Good Friday - 19th April

10.00 am  Churches Together Walk of Witness leaves St Paul's, Langleybury

1.00 pm  An Hour at the Cross in St Lawrence

2.00 pm  Good Friday Liturgy in St Lawarence

2.00 pm  A Service of Meditation and Reflection in the Tin Church

 

Saturday in Holy Week - 20th April

9.30 am  Flower arranging in St Lawrence

 

Easter Day - 21st April

8.00 am  Holy Communnion in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Parish Communion in St Lawrence followed by Easter Egg Hunt

11.15 am  Holy Communion in the Tin Church

6.30 pm  Choral Evensong in St Lawrence

 

Easter Monday - 22nd April

9.30 am  Communion in St Lawrence followed by breakfast in the church hall, walk to St Albans for picnic lunch outside the Cathedral, service in the Cathedral at 3.00 pm, then walk home - no supper this year

 

Tuesday 23rd April

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Wednesday 24th April

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.30 am  Carers Network meets in the Methodist hall

11.15 am  Quiet Reflection in St Lawrence

12.00 noon  Communion in St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.45 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence