The Parish of Abbots Langley

Malawi 2018

In the summer of 2018 a group of volunteers from St Lawrence Church travelled to Malawi to work on projects with communities in Malosa. This followed a successful trip in 2014 and this time the team was were able to witness the differences the work made following that first trip, and they were able to renew friendships and to strengthen the existing link.

Malawi is one of the least-developed countries in the world and does not have the infrastructure or facilities that we in the West take for granted. The good news is that aid workers and charities are working alongside the people of Malawi to help improve things - but there is still much that needs to be done.

Please see the posters at this link for further information.  They are also on display in the church hall.

Report on the 2018 visit to Malawi - written for the church magazine following the visit.

How you can help:

  • Continue to pray for the people of Malawi and for the St Lawrence team as they decide how to take the link forward;
  • You can support our fundraising activities - keep a look out for details;
  • You can knit: blankets, vests, jumpers, etc
  • We want to help them with their Sanitary Wear Project - this will involve cutting and sewing - please make contact if you can help with this
  • Make a donation to our funds for Malawi:
                    to donate by credit or debit card on-line click here
                    to download a donation form click here
 
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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