The Parish of Abbots Langley

Children

Seekers

meet on Sundays in the Church Hall at 9.30 am while the Parish Communion is taking place but on the second Sunday each month everyone is in church together for all-age worship.

At Seekers children share the Christian faith in an enjoyable, informal and fun way. They have the opportunity to learn through games, stories, craft, drama, music and discussion about the key features of Christianity.

Towards the end of the service, they all come into church for a blessing or if they have been admitted to Communion to receive the bread and wine, and to tell the congregation what they have learnt.

After the service, which normally finishes by 10.45 am you and your children are welcome to join us in the Church Hall for a drink and a chat.

Seekers is for children aged 3 to 11 years old.  Families from all parts of the Christian community, and those with no church background who want to give their children an introduction to Christianity that is informal, fun and with no pressure, are welcome.

As well as meeting on a Sunday morning they organise occasional workshops for the children; and the Seekers party is the highlight of the year!

They look forward to welcoming you and your children.

The parish operates a child protection policy for all its work with young people.  To find out more about this, click here for a summary of our policy, or here for a copy of the document 'Parish Safeguarding Policy'.

 

Youth Choir

St Lawrence Youth Choir meets in church on Friday evenings from 6.15 to 7.00 pm during term time.  It is open to children/young people from the age of 7 upwards.

They aim to have fun while providing some basic musical tuition, and introducing the children to a variety of choral music, secular as well as church.  The choir is able to contribute to worship as part of the Second Sunday Service at 9.30 am each month, and occasionally at weddings and baptisms, and festival services.

Please look at the flyer.

 

Messy Church

takes place on the second Wednesday of every month at the Methodist Church and Hall in Langley Road. 

Starting between 3.30 pm and 4.00 pm it gives children and parents/carers time to come from the school pick up.  They finish around 6.00pm.

It provides an opportunity for children, up to the age of 11 years, along with their parents/carers to enjoy fellowship, craft activities (often messy!), worship and a meal.  Each meeting has a different theme based round a story from the Bible.  It is noisy and fun and they simply ask for a donation towards the food.  Parents with a baby in tow often bring their own baby food which can be heated if required.

If you are coming for the first time please make contact via the Contact Us page or telephone the Church Office (01923 261795) so they have some idea of numbers for catering.

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The coming week...

Monday 22nd May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Prayer for a Growing Church in the Corpus Christi Chapel

2.15 pm  Tiny Tots in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  Ringers' practice

8.00 pm  Parochial Church Council meets in the Breakspear Room

 

Tuesday 23rd May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Wednesday 24th May

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

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.45 for 8.00 pm  Deanery Synod meets at St Mary's, Watford

8.00 pm  Social Committee meets at 7 Fernhills

8.00 pm  Bereavement Visitors meet at St Saviour's

 

Thursday 25th May - Ascension Day

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

9.30 am Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

11.00 am  Funeral of Marvin Attwood in St Lawrence followed by Cremation

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

8.00 pm  Parish Communion for the Patronal Festival at the Church of the Ascension

 

Friday 26th May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  AHAL Coffee in the Henderson Hub

10.00 am  Craft Group in the Church of the Ascension

2.00 pm  Craft and Conversation in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

No Youth Choir practice

 

Saturday 27th May

11.00 am  Spring Concert Series - Local Vocals, Parmiter's School, Francis Combe Academy

12.15 pm  Bell Toll for WW1 soldier - Frederick Harvey How

 

Sunday 28th May - The Sixth Sunday of Easter

8.00 am  Holy Communion in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Parish Communion with Seekers and Creche in St Lawrence

12.15 pm  Baptism of Jackson Hanson in St Lawrence

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  MAP Meeting in the Breakspear Room - Making New Disciples

 

Monday 29th May

Bank Holiday

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Tuesday 30th May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Wednesday 31st May

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

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.00 pm  Wedding rehearsal in St Lawrence

7.45 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence