The Parish of Abbots Langley

Welcome to our Parish

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 9.30 am to 5.45 pm Monday to Saturday, and from 7.45 am to 7.00 pm on Sundays.  Coffee, tea and hot chocolate are available in the Breakspear Room every Tuesday between 10.15 am and 12.15 pm - access is via St Lawrence Church or the door directly into the Breakspear Room with easy access for the disabled or buggies (the Breakspear Room is round the back of the church on the north side).

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 in the Church on the first Wednesday of each 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: Trinity Sunday (11th June); Trinity 1 (18th June).

Copies of the Annual Accounts 2016 and Annual Report 2016/17 are available here.  Copy of the Wardens report on the fabric, etc of the buildings is available here.

Copies of recent sermons can be found on this page.

A copy of the paper following the recent Parish Conversations can be found here; and the first draft of the Parish MAP (Mission Action Plan) here.


Latest Parish News

On Saturday 24th June St Albans will come alive with the celebrations of St Alban - a re-enacting of the martyrdom of Alban with huge puppets walking through the historic streets of St Albans from St Peter's Church to the Cathedral telling the story.  It begins at 11.00 am.  At 12.00 noon there will be a Festival Eucharist in the Cathedral when the preacher will be the Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Revd Rachel Trewick. At 4.00 pm there will be a Festival Evensong when the preacher will be the Very Revd Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford ...  

Saturday 24th June sees the launch of the fundraising campaign for the visit to Malawi in 2018 - an All Age African Event at 5.00 pm in St Lawrence church hall - a fun time for all the family including food and cocktails; games to play and information to read - all about the trip in 2014 and plans for 2018 ...

Sunday 25th June is designated Open Church Sunday around the Diocese of St Albans and many churches which are normally closed will be OPEN!  This includes the Tin Church in Bedmond which will be open between 11.00 am and 4.00 pm so why not pop in - especially if you have often driven past but never stopped to go in!  St Lawrence will also be open - but St Lawrence is open every day throughout the year ...

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The coming week...

Monday 19th June

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in  St Lawrence

2.15 pm  Tiny Tots in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  Ringing practice at St Lawrence

 

Tuesday 20th June

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.00 for 7.30 pm  Mothers' Union Midsummer Supper at Hunters

8.00 pm  Seekers leaders meeting in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

 

Wednesday 21st June

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  Funeral of Margaret Plows at the Crematorium

10.15 am  Holy Communion in St Lawrence

11.00 am  Quiet Reflection in the Corpus Christi Chapel, St Lawrence

12.00 noon  Home Communion at Abbeyfield

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Thursday 22nd June

8.15 am  Prayer for the local church and community in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Friday 23rd June

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  AHAL Coffee in the Henderson Hub, High Street

10.00 am  Craft Group in Bedmond Church

2.00 pm  Craft and Conversation in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

4.30 pm  Wedding rehearsal in St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

6.15 pm  Youth Choir practice

 

Saturday 24th June - Albantide

11.00 am  Albantide procession leaves St Peter's Church, St Albans

12.00 noon Festival Eucharist in St Albans Cathedral

2.00 pm  Wedding Blessing for Neil and Natasha Munday in St Lawrence with Christening for Leaonard Munday

4.00 pm  Festival Choral Evensong in St Albans Cathedral

5.00 pm  All Age African Event in St Lawrence church hall

 

Sunday 25th June - Trinity 2

8.00 am  Holy Communion

9.30 am  Parish Communion with Seekers and Creche

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer