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 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