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 12th February

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

No Tiny Tots (half term)

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  Ringing practice in St Lawrence tower

 

Tuesday 13th February - Shrove Tuesday

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

12.00 noon  MU Pancake Lunch in the church hall

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Wednesday 14th February - Ash Wednesday

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Holy Communion in St Lawrence, including Imposition of Ashes; also Corporate Communion for Mothers' Union

10.20 am  Funeral of Jean Johnston at the Crematorium

11.00 am  Quiet Reflection in Corpus Christi Chapel, St Lawrence

3.30 pm  Messy Church at the Methodist Church

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

8.00 pm  Parish Communion, with Imposition of Ashes, in St Lawrence

 

Thursday 15th February

8.15 am  Early Prayer for the parish and community in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

11.00 am  Flower Arrangers' meeting in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

12.15 pm  Funeral of Christine Viner in St Lawrence following cremation

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Friday 16th February

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  Craft Group in the Tin Church, Bedmond

10.30 am  Redbourne U3A visit to the Tin Church, Bedmond

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

12.00 noon  Bell Toll for WW1 soldier George Brown

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

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Sunday 18th February - The First Sunday of Lent

8.00 am  Holy Communion in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Parish Communion in St Lawrence

11.00 am  Holy Communion in the Tin Church, Bedmond followed by congregational meeting

12.30 pm  Sunday Lunch Club in St Lawrence hall

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  Lent Course on the Lord's Prayer in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

 

Monday 19th February

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 20th February

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

2.00 pm  Lent Course on the Lord's Prayer in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.00 pm  Youth Group in St Lawrence hall

 

Wednesday 21st February

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, 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