The Parish of Abbots Langley

Welcome to our Parish

STOP PRESS: Our Spring Concerts begin this Saturday, 7th May - click here for the  programme - this week Neil Kelley from Bushey.


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.

St Lawrence Church is open seven days a week, from 10.00 am to 5.15 pm Monday to Saturday and between services on Sundays, with refreshments available on Tuesdays between 10.15 am and 12.15 pm.

Bedmond Church is not left open but you can arrange to meet someone there if you would like access - requests via the contact us page. There is a coffee morning on the first Wednesday of the month between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon.

A downloadable, printable version of our weekly leaflet can be found by clicking on the date: 1st May (The Sixth Sunday of Easter) or 8th May (The Seventh Sunday of Easter).

The ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING took place on Tuesday 26th April - a copy of the Annual Report for 2015 can be found here and the Annual Accounts for 2015 here.  Jane McHugh and Bill Sanderson were re-elected as churchwardens for a further year.  Full membership of the Parochial Church Council can be found here.

The service to welcome and licence the Revd Dr Peter Waddell as Vicar will take place in St Lawrence at 7.30 pm on Monday 5th September, led by the Bishop of St Albans.

Please remember Peter and his family in your prayers - you may like to use the one found here.

Latest Parish News

Opportunities to support Christian Aid in May - on Sunday 8th May we will be joining the Big Brekkie campaign - bacon sandwiches will be served during coffee after the 9.30 am service; the Methodists have a Tea Party on Saturday 14th May at 3.00 pm; there will be a Quiz in St Lawrence hall, organised by St Savioiur's on Saturday 21st May; then there is the House-to-House collection from 15th to 21st May ...

Throughout May St Lawrence will present its second Spring Concert series; concerts will be held each Saturday morning in the church, preceded by refreshments.  Details can be found here with the first concert on Saturday 7th May at 11.00 am with refreshments from 10.30 am ...

Building an extension onto the north side of St Lawrence Church is progressing well with metal roof structures and wooden beams in place.  We hope work will be completed in the summer.  Please see the Extension Project page to find out more and click here for David's sermon on the welcome we offer through our church buildings ...

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The coming week...

Monday 2nd May - Ss Philip and James, Apostles

Bank Holiday

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

Tuesday 3rd May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

8.00 pm  CTAL Committee Meeting in the Methodist hall

Wednesday 4th May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.00 am  Coffee Morning at Bedmond

10.15 am  Holy Communion

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

8.00 pm  Finance & Fundraising Committee at 40 Kindersley Way

Thursday 5th May - Ascension Day - Patronal Festival at Bedmond

8.15 am  Prayers for the local church and community

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

6.00 pm  Wedding rehearsal

8.00 pm  Parish Communion at the Church of the Ascension

Friday 6th May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer with Holy Communion

10.00 am  AHAL Coffee in the Henderson Hall

2.00 pm  Wedding of Adrian Hughes and Alicia Bland

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

6.00 pm  Wedding rehearsal

6.15 pm  Youth Choir practice

Saturday 7th May

9.30 am  Churchyard Working Party

11.00 am  Spring Concert:  Neill Kelley from Bushey

2.00 pm  Wedding of Robert Shrimpton and Sian Griffiths

6.30 pm  Watford & District Ringers meeting in St Lawrence

6.30 pm  Safari Supper in aid of the Friends of St Lawrence begins in the church hall

Sunday 8th May - the Seventh Sunday of Easter

8.00 am  Holy Communion

9.30 am  Second Sunday Service followed by Christian Aid 'Big Brekkie'

6.30 pm  Evening Communion

Monday 9th May

Pilgrims leave for the Holy Land

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

11.40 am  Funeral of Margaret Turner at the Crematorium

12.00 noon 1st World War Bell Toll for Frederick Heyworth

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

7.30 pm  Ringers practice

Tuesday 10th May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

Wednesday 11th May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Corporate Communion for the Mothers' Union followed by coffee in the hall

3.30 pm  Messy Church at the Methodist Church

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer