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The Parish of Abbots Langley - Welcome to our Parish

Welcome to our Parish

The coming week...

Welcome to the website of the Parish of Abbots Langley in Hertfordshire.

Here you will be able to find something about the worship, activities, purpose, and the history of the Anglican Church in the Parish of Abbots Langley, which is part of the Diocese of St Albans within the Church of England.

For the most up-to-date information please look at our weekly leaflet which can be found by clicking on the appropriate date - 17th August (St Lawrence).

The Annual Report is available to download from here - or you can pick up a paper copy in either church or ask for a paper copy to be posted to you if you leave your details on the Contact page.

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.

Please pray for the parish: give thanks for all that it offers; remember the churches, schools, shops and businesses, and especially pray for the people.

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.

St Lawrence Church is open seven days a week, from 10.00 am to 5.15 pm on Monday to Saturday and between services on Sundays.  Bedmond Church is unfortunately kept locked most of the time but you can arrange to meet someone there if you would like to go into it - please make contact via the contact us page.

HOW TO FIND US:  the postcode for St Lawrence is WD5 0AS and the church hall is in the car park behind the church; the postcode for the Church of the Ascension is WD5 0RT, with a field for parking behind the church using the same entrance as that for the house, Beulah in Sergehill Lane.

If you are in Abbots Langley on a Tuesday morning, pop in to St Lawrence for a Fairtrade cup of coffee, tea or chocolate and a biscuit between 10.15 am and 12.15 pm - or if you are in Bedmond on the first Wednesday of the month, pop into Bedmond Church between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon - you will be made most welcome!

Latest Parish News

We can't update individual pages of this website at present - hopefully we will be able to from 1st September - please bear with us during these next few days - the weekly leaflet for 24th August (St Bartholomew) can be downloaded from here ...

The main service at St Lawrence on 7th September will start at 10.00 am (not 9.30 am and members of the Methodist and Bedmond congregations will join the St Lawrence congregation for a Methodist Covenant Service; and in the evening there will not be a 6.30 pm Evening Prayer in St Lawrence as the Church Choir will be singing Choral Evensong in St Albans Cathedral and we are encourged to worship there at 6.30 pm ...

The Friends have booked an evening at Pin Wei, the Chinese restaurant in Abbots Langley High Street, for Wednesday 7th September, 7.00 for 7.30 pm ...

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Monday 25th - Bank Holiday

10.00 am to 5.00 pm  Diocesan Day of Fun and Worship at Keysoe, Beds

Tuesday 26th August

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

Wednesday 27th August

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Holy Communion

2.45 pm  Home Communion at Margaret House

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

Thursday 28th August

8.15 am  Prayers for the community

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

8.00 pm  Housegroup at 6 Kindersley Way

Friday 29th August

9.30 am  Holy Communion with Morning Prayer

10.00 am  HAL Coffee in the Henderson Hall

2.00 pm  Funeral of Joan Hewlett at the Crematorium

3.20 pm  Funeral of Charlie and Connie Connor at the Crematorium

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

Saturday 30th August

2.00 pm  Wedding of Kevin Allum and Sheila Hughes

4.00 pm  Wedding of Grant Critchley and Lisa Rockhill

Sunday 31st August - the Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

8.00 am  Holy Communion

9.30 pm  Parish Communion with Seekers

12.00 noon  Baptism of Raymond Smith

1.00 pm  Baptism of Demi Walker

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer

Monday 1st September

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

2.15 pm  Tiny Tots

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

7.30 pm  Ringers' practice

Tuesday 2nd September

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

Wednesday 3rd September

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Holy Communion

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer