The Parish of Abbots Langley

Our Buildings

The Church is the people - but people need somewhere to meet.

For almost 1,000 years there has been a church building in Abbots Langley; around the year 1150 it was dedicated to St Lawrence.  Over those years it has changed much, and in the 21st century we are very aware of its history and want to do all we can to preserve and maintain the building for generations to come and worship here.  We are also very aware that things move on and we have to keep up; to this end we have built an extension on to the north side of the church which gives proper access for the disabled, toilet facilities, a meeting room and a small kitchen as well as extra storage space.  We are very fortunate to have a 'Friends of St Lawrence' which provides much needed resources to help maintain the fabric of the building.

The postcode for St Lawrence, which is situated in Abbots Langley High Street, is WD5 0AS; the church hall is in the car park behind the church.

The Church of the Ascension in Bedmond is over 130 years old, constructed in 1880.  It is one of only a few 'tin churches' in Hertfordshire, and boasts a spire with a single bell.  It is also maintained to a high standard.  A recently formed 'Friends of the Tin Church' now holds fundraising events to help with the costs of building maintenance.

The postcode for the Church of the Ascension, which is situated on Church Hill, Bedmond, at the junction with Sergehill Lane, is WD5 0RT.

If you want to find out more about either building, or about the churchyard at St Lawrence, please click on the appropriate name above.

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The coming week...

Weekly Leaflet

Weekly Leaflet

 

Monday 17th December

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.30 am  Tannerswood School 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 in St Lawrence tower

 

Tuesday 18th December

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 pm  Youth Club in the church hall

 

Wednesday 19th December

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

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

7.45 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence

 

Thursday 20th December

8.15 am  Early Prayer in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

6.00 pm  Carols around the Christmas Tree at Bedmond

 

Friday 21st December

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  Craft Morning in the Tin Church, Bedmond

10.00 am  AHAL Coffee in the Henderson Hub, Abbots Langley High Street

2.00 pm  Craft & Conversation in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

6.15 pm  Youth Choir in the Breakspear Room

 

Saturday 22nd December

8.00 pm  Christmas Focus in St Lawrence

 

Sunday 23rd December - the Fourth Sunday of Advent

8.00 am  Holy Communion in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Parish Communion with Seekers and Creche in St Lawrence

11.15 am  Holy Communion in the Tin Church, Bedmond

4.00 pm  Nine Lessons & Carols in the Tin Church, Bedmond followed by mulled wine & mincepies

6.30 pm  Nine Lessons & Carols in St Lawrence followed by mulled wiine & mincepies

 

Monday 24th December - Christmas Eve

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

1.30 pm  Candlelight Service

2.30 pm  Candlelight Service

3.30 pm  Candlelight Service

4.30 pm  Candlelight Service

6.00 pm  Candlelight Service

11.30 pm  Midnight Mass at the Tin Church, Bedmond

11.45 pm  Midnight Mass at St Lawrence

 

Tuesday 25th December - Christmas Day

9.30 am  Family Communion at St Lawrence

11.15 am  Holy Communion at the Tin Church, Bedmond

 

Wednesday 26th December - Boxing Day (St Stephen)

No services today