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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 22nd February - (The First Sunday of Lent).

We launched an appeal for our Organ Restoration Fund recently - you can find out more by clicking here.

About our Parish

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

Do I Care? - a series of Lent talks arranged by Churches Together in Abbots Langley beginning this Friday, 27th February at St Saviour's Catholic Church in The Crescent - 7.15 pm for a light supper; 7.45 pm coffee; the talk begins at 8.00 pm and the evening ends with worship at 9.15 pm.  This week's talk is by the Revd Dr John Scott, Chief Executive of Workplace Matters ...

Most of us see a doctor to check on our physical health but how many of us think to talk to someone about our spiritual health?  During Lent, if you would like to meet with one of the Pastoral Team, clerical or lay, please complete a form in church and return it to the office or send a message via the contact us page and it will be arranged ...

This will take place at 5.00 pm on Sunday afternoons and is for anyone who wants to find out more - but if that time doesn't suit you please let us know you are interested and we'll find another time to meet with you ...

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Monday 23rd February

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

2.40 pm  Funeral of Terry Britton at the Crematorium

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

7.30 pm  Ringing practice

Tuesday 24th February

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee

1.30 pm  Tannerswood School, Year 2, visiting St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

7.30 pm  Watford & Three Rivers Refugee Project AGM at St Luke's, Watford

7.45 pm  Dynamite (youth group) meets in the church hall

Wednesday 25th February

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Holy Communion

10.30 am  AL Carers Network meets in the Methodist hall

12.00 noon  Bell Toll for WW1 Soldier Oliver Maitland

2.45 pm  Home Communion at Margaret House

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

Thursday 26th February

8.15 am  Prayers for the local community

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

8.00 pm  Housegroup at 6 Kindersley Way

Friday 27th February

9.30 am  Holy Communion with Morning Prayer

10.00 am  AHAL Coffee in the Henderson Hall

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

6.15 pm  Youth Choir practice

7.15 pm  CTAL Lent Talk begins with light supper in St Saviour's Church hall - talk begins at 8.00 pm

Saturday 28th February

12.00 noon  Funeral of Barbara Collins at the Crematorium

Sunday 1st March - The Second Sunday of Lent

8.00 am  Holy Communion

9.30 am  Parish Communion with Seekers and Creche

11.00 am  Holy Communion at Bedmond

12.45 pm  Lent Lunch in the Vicarage

5.00 pm  Confirmation Course in the Vicarage

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer

Monday 2nd March

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

2.15 pm  Tiny Tots

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

7.30 pm  Ringers' practice

Tuesday 3rd March

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee

1.00 pm  Funeral of Ken Durtnall in St Lawrence followed by cremation

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

6.00 pm  Finance Committee meets in the Vicarage

Wednesday 4th March

9.30 am  Morning Prayer

10.00 am  Bedmond Coffee Morning

10.15 am  Holy Communion

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer

8.00 pm  Communications Team meeting at 40 Kindersley Way