The Parish of Abbots Langley

Welcome to our Parish

Welcome to St. Lawrence and the Tin Church.


It is lovely to welcome everyone back after lockdown and our normal service timetable is resumed.

As national coronarius restrictions begin to ease, so do those surrounding church services in our parish. Things are not yet fully ‘back to normal’, but as a first step the PCC has decided to make the following changes from Sunday August 1st:

Remove the need for booking at all services; however would encourage people to sign in when they arrive for track and trace purposes.

Remove need for social distancing in the main body of St. Lawrence’s, and in the Tin Church.

Stop insisting upon the wearing of face-coverings by the congregation – whilst encouraging all to be mindful of the anxieties around this issue. Clergy will continue to wear them for the distribution of communion.

Reintroduce hymns

At St. Lawrence’s, retain the old choir stalls and the Corpus Christi Chapel as areas where seating is socially distanced, mask wearing is obligatory, and there is no singing.

Assuming weather fine, have all doors open during service to maximise ventilation.

Retain sanitisers

Other changes will follow in due course –  regarding where communion is received; whether wine is received; how the Peace is shared; when coffee resumes; when servers and acolytes and choir processions come back – but we are recommending the above proposals as a first step. Hopefully they strike the right balance between recognising both that things really have changed for the better, and that there still remains much grounds for caution. 

Do always remember that both the 8am Sunday service and the 12 noon Wednesday service continue – ideal if you would rather attend on a less crowded occasion.

If medical reasons prevent you from attending church, and you would like to receive Holy Communion at home, please contact the parish office.

The 9.30am Eucharist Service continues to be livestreamed and can be viewed on 'The Sunday Service.org' or our Facebook page - you don't have to be a member of Facebook, just search for St Lawrence Abbots Langley Facebook on any search engine.

To join in you can download the Order of Service booklet.

St Lawrence remains open for private prayer Monday to Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm and on Sunday 11.30am to 4.30pm.

You can contact us via Facebook Facebook Logo, or the parish office on 01923 261795 or email adminstlawrence@abbotslangley.org.uk.

God bless.

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Monday 18th October

The church is open for private prayer from 9.30am to 4.30pm

9.15am Morning Prayer St Lawrence and ‘Facebook Live’

2pm Tiny Tots

7.30pm Bell Ringing Practice

8.00pm Zoom Bible Study - contact the parish office for the codes

 

 

Tuesday 19th October

The church is open for private prayer from 9.30am to 4.30pm

9.15am Morning Prayer St Lawrence and ‘Facebook Live’

 

Wednesday 20th October

The church is open for private prayer from 9.30am to 4.30pm

9.15am Morning Prayer St Lawrence and ‘Facebook Live’

11.15am ‘Time for God’ Contemplative Prayer In the Corpus Christi Chapel

12 noon Eucharist In the Corpus Christi Chapel

2.30pm Memorial Service for Jonathan Humphrey in St Lawrence Church

8pm The START Course Breakspear Room

8pm Choir Rehearsal

 

Thursday 21st October

The church is open for private prayer from 9.30am to 4.30pm

9.15am Morning Prayer St Lawrence and ‘Facebook Live’

 8pm The PILGRIM Course Breakspear Room

 

Friday 22nd October

The church is open for private prayer from 9.30am to 4.30pm

9.15am Morning Prayer St Lawrence and ‘Facebook Live’

 

12.30pm Funeral of Susan Barnby at West Herts Crematorium

6pm Youth Choir Rehearsal Breakspear Room

 

Saturday 23rd October

The church is open for private prayer from 9.30am to 4.30pm

9.15am Morning Prayer St Lawrence and ‘Facebook Live'

7.30pm Friends of St Lawrence Fish and Chip Supper, Church Hall (Contact Parish Office for tickets)

 

 

Sunday 24th October - Trinity 21

The Ninteenth Sunday After Trinity

The church is open for private prayer 

8am: Eucharist at St. Lawrence

9.30am Eucharist at St Lawrence

11.15am Eucharist at the Tin Church, Bedmond

11.30am Christening of Arthur and Oliver Smith

5pm: Evening Prayer