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, within the Diocese of St Albans.  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...

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