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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 date 28th September - (Trinity 15).

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

Exciting news about our plans to build an extension on the north side of St Lawrence Church.

Catherine, Debbie, Norman, Wendy, Linda & Pam spent two weeks in Malawi in the summer and on Wednesday 1st October they will be showing photos and telling of what they did while they were there ...

The Friends of St Lawrence are hosting a Concert of easy-listening music on Saturday 4th October at 7.30 pm; entry is free but a donation as you leave will be most welcome ...

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Monday 29th September - St Michael & All Angels

9.30 am  Holy Communion

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

7.30 pm  Ringers' practice

Tuesday 30th September

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee

3.30 pm  Pastoral Assistants' meeting

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

5.45 pm  Coach leaves the lych gate for 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' in the West End

7.45 pm  Dynamite (youth group)

8.00 pm  Communications Team meets at 7 Fernhills

Wednesday 1st October

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.00 am  Bedmond Coffee Morning

10.15 am  Holy Communion

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

8.00 pm  Malawi Talk in the chuch hall with guest speaker:  Bishop Brighton from Malawi

Thursday 2nd October

8.15 am  Prayers for the local community

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

Friday 3rd October

9.30 am  Holy Communion with Morning Prayer

10.00 am  HAL Coffee in the Henderson Hall

11.40 am  Funeral of Betty Parker at the Crematorium

12.00 noon  Funeral of Mary Smith at the Crematorium

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

6.15 pm  Youth Choir practice

7.30 pm  Bedmond Harvest Supper

Saturday 4th October

9.30 am  Churchyard Working Party

7.30 pm  Concert of light music in aid of the Friends of St Lawrence

Sunday 5th October - the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

8.00 am  Holy Communion

9.30 am  Parish Communion with Seekers

11.00 am  Bedmond Harvest Festival

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer

Monday 6th October

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

2.15 pm  Tiny Tots

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

7.30 pm  Ringers' practice

8.00 pm  Hall Committee meeting

Tuesday 7th October

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

7.30 pm  Bereavement Ministry Course

7.45 pm  Dynamite (youth group)

Wednesday 8th October

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Corporate Communion for the Mothers' Union

12.00 noon  Chiltern Mid-week Ringers

3.30 pm  Messy Church at the Methodist Church

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer