The Parish of Abbots Langley

About Us

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.

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.

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The coming week...

Monday 15th January

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  Ringers' practice in St Lawrence tower

 

Tuesday 16th January

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

8.00 pm  Mothers' Union meets in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

 

Wednesday 17th January

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Holy Communion in St Lawrence

10.20 am  Funeral of Eunice Cox at the Crematorium

11.15 am  Funeral of Enid Mortimer in St Lawrence followed by burial in Chorleywood

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.45 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence

 

Thursday 18th January

8.15 am  Prayer for the parish and community in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

11.00 am  Flower arrangers' meeting in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Friday 19th January

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  Craft Group in the Tin Church, Bedmond

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

12.15 pm  Funeral of Dennis Osler in St Lawrence followed by cremation

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

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

6.15 pm  Youth Choir practice in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

 

Sunday 21st January - the Third Sunday of Epiphany

8.00 am  Holy Communion at St Lawrence

9.30 am  Parish Communion with Seekers and Creche in St Lawrence

11.00 am  Holy Communio at the Tin Church, Bedmond

12.30 pm  Sunday Lunch Club in the church hall

4.00 pm  Churchest Together Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in St Lawrence

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Monday 22nd January

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  Ringers' practice in St Lawrence tower

 

Tuesday 23rd January

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

8.00 pm  Property Committee meets in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

 

Wednesday 24th January

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Holy Communion in St Lawrence

11.00 am  Funeral of Lilian Cooper at the Crematorium

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

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.45 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence

8.00 pm  Social Committee at 7 Fernhills