The Parish of Abbots Langley

About Us

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.

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.

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The coming week...

Monday 18th June

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

2.15 pm  Tiny Tots in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  Ringers' practice in St Lawrence tower

 

Tuesday 19th June

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room

1.00 pm  Pilgrim Course in the Breakspear Room (including lunch)

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  Talk and demonstration on 'Holy Icons' in the Tin Church

8.00 pm  Communications Team meeting at 7 Fernhills

 

Wednesday 20th June

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

12.00 noon  Home Communion at Abbeyfield

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

8.00 pm  Property Committee in the Breakspear Room

 

Thursday 21st June

8.15 am  Early Prayer in St Lawrence Church

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence Church

12.00 noon  Deanery Clergy Chapter meets in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

8.00 pm  House Group at 6 Kindersley Way

 

Friday 22nd June - St Alban

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  Craft Group in the Tin Church

10.00 am  AHAL Coffee in the Henderson Hub, Abbots Langley High Street

2.00 pm  Craft & Conversation in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

6.15 pm  Youth Choir meets in St Lawrence

 

Saturday 23rd June

12.00 noon  Friends of St Lawrence WW1-themed Tea Party in Abbot's House Garden

3.00 pm  Wedding of Matthews Wyard and Daniella Yule

 

Sunday 24th June - The Fourth Sunday after Trinity

8.00 am  Holy Communion in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Parish Communion with Seekers and Creche in St Lawrence

11.30 am  Christening for Harley Gregory in St Lawrence

12.30 pm  Christening for Rex McDonald in St Lawrence

6.30 pm  Taize Service in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  Pilgrim Course in the Brakspear Room

 

Monday 25th June

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

2.15 pm  Tiny Tots in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  Ringing practice in St Lawrence tower

 

Tuesday 26th June

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room

12.30 pm  Pilgrim Course in the Breakspear Room (with lunch)

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.00 pm  Youth Club meets in the church hall

8.00 pm  Seekers leaders and helpers meet in the Breakspear Room

 

Wednesday 27th June

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Holy Communion in St Lawrence

10.30 am  Carers' Network meets in the Methodist hall

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