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...

Weekly Leaflet

Weekly Leaflet

 

Monday 10th December

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

2.15 pm  Tiny Tots in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  Ringing practice in St Lawrence tower

 

Tuesday 11th December

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.00 pm  Youth Club meets in the church hall

7.30 pm  MU Advent Supper in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

 

Wednesday 12th December

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Holy Communion including Corporate Communion for the Mothers' Union

10.30 am  Carers' Network meets in the Methodist hall

11.00 am  Quiet Reflection including Advent Reflection for the Mothers' Union followed by coffee in the Breakspear Room

3.30 pm  Messy Church in the Methodist Church and hall

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.45 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence

 

Thursday 13th December

8.15 am  Early Prayer in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.30 am  Home Communion in Hanover Gardens

12.00 noon  Wedding rehearsal in St Lawrence

2.00 pm  Abbots Langley School Christingle in St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

6.00 pm  Abbots Langley School Concert in St Lawrence

 

Friday 14th December

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  Craft Morning in the Tin Church, Bedmond

10.00 am  AHAL (A Heart for Abbots Langley) Coffee Shop in the Henderson Hub, Abbots Langley High Street

1.15 pm  Funeral for Gladys Scott in St Lawrence

2.00 pm  Craft & Conversation in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

6.15 pm  Youth Choir in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

7.30 pm  CTAL (Churches Together) Carol Singing in the Kings Head pub followed by the Royal Oak at 8.30 pm

 

Saturday 15th December

11.15 am  CTAL (Churches Together) Carols in Abbots Langley High Street

12.00 noon CTAL (Churches Together) Lunch in aid of Crisis in the Methodist hall

1.30 pm  Wedding Blessing for Charles Groble and Wendy Read in St Lawrence

7.00 pm  Caritas Ladies Choir Concert in aid of the Friends of St Lawrence in St Lawrence

 

Sunday 16th December - The Third Sunday of Advent

8.00 am  Holy Communion in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Parish Communion with Seekers and Creche in St Lawrence

11.15 am  Holy Communion in the Tin Church, Bedmond

12.30 pm  Sunday Lunch Club Christmas Lunch in the churh hall

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Monday 17th December

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.30 am  Tannerswood School in St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

6.00 pm  Bedmond School Concert in Bedmond Church

7.30 pm  Ringing practice in St Lawrence tower

 

Tuesday 18th December

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.00 pm  Youth Club in the church hall

 

Wednesday 19th December

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Holy Communion in St Lawrence

12.00 noon  Home Communion at Abbeyfield

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.45 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence