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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Sunday 15th September - The Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity

8.00 am Holy Communion in St Lawrence
President & Preacher: The Revd Peter Waddell
9.30 am Parish Communion with Seekers and Creche in St Lawrence
President: The Revd Peter Waddell
Preacher: The Revd Brian Hibberd
11.15 am Holy Communion in the Tin Church
President & Preacher: The Revd Brian Hibberd
11.30 am Battle of Britain Service in St. Lawrence.

12.30 pm Sunday Lunch Club in the hall
6.30 pm Evening Prayer in St Lawrence
Leader: The Revd Peter Waddell
7.30 pm Discussion on 'Sexuality' in the Tin Church

Monday 16th September

2.15 pm Tiny Tots in the Breakspear Room
7.00 for 7.30 pm Friends Chinese Night at Aroma Kitchen, Katherine Place
7.30 pm Ringing practice in St Lawrence

Tuesday 17th September

10.15 am Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room
12.00 noon Colin Bull’s Funeral at the Crematorium
8.00 pm Mothers’ Union meets in the Breakspear Room (Talk by Bill Hamilton)

Wednesday 18th September

10.30 am Home Communion at Abbeyfield
11.15 am Quiet Reflection in St Lawrence
12.00 noon Holy Communion in St Lawrence followed by light lunch in the Breakspear Room
7.30 pm Praise & Cake in the Tin Church, suggested donation is £3.50 for Malawi project
7.45 pm Choir practice in St Lawrence

 

Thursday 19th September

10.00am Stan Johnson’s Funeral, St Lawrence Church
5.45 pm Coach leaves for Wycombe Swan from the Lychgate

Friday 20th September

10.00 am Craft Morning in the Tin Church
10.00 am AHAL Coffee in the Henderson Hub, Abbots Langley High St
2.00 pm Ascension Acorns in the Tin Church
2.00 pm Craft & Conversation in the Breakspear Room
6.15 pm Youth Choir practice in the Breakspear Room

Saturday 21st September

Village Autumn Fest

Sunday 22nd September - The Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity

8.00 am Holy Communion in St Lawrence
President & Preacher: The Revd Peter Waddell
9.30 am Parish Communion with Seekers and Creche in St Lawrence
President & Preacher: The Revd Peter Waddell
11.15 am Holy Communion in the Tin Church
President & Preacher: The Revd Peter Waddell
12.45 pm Christening for William Roberts
6.30 pm Evening Prayer in St Lawrence
Leader: The Revd Peter Waddell