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, within the Diocese of St Albans.  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.

The Report and Accounts for 2018 will be uploaded soon.

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The coming week...

Weekly Leaflet

Weekly Leaflet

 

Monday 20th May

 9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

2.15 pm  Tiny Tots in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  Ringing practice in St Lawrence tower

8.00 pm  Parochial Church Council meets in the Tin Church

 

Tuesday 21st 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

7.00 pm  Youth Club in the church hall

7.30 pm  Mothers' Union leave from church car park for summer walk

 

Wednesday 22nd May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

11.15 am  Quiet Reflection in St Lawrence

12.00 noon  Holy Communion in St Lawrence followed by light lunch in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.45 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence

 

Thursday 23rd May

8.15 am  Early Prayer in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Friday 24th May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  Craft Morning in the Tin Church

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

1.00 pm  Ascension Acorns in the Tin Church

1.45 pm  Friday Singers rehearsal in St Lawrence

2.00 pm  Craft & Conversation in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

6.15 pm  Youth Choir practice in the Breakspear Room

 

Saturday 25th May

11.00 am  Spring Concert in St Lawrence - Friday Singers

 

Sunday 26th 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

11.15 am  Holy Communion in the Tin Church

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Monday 27th May

Bank Holiday

St Lawrence will be open between 9.30 am and 5.30 pm as usual

 

Tuesday 28th May

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

 

Wednesday 29th May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.30 am  Carers Network meets in the Methodist hall

11.15 am  Quiet Reflection in St Lawrence

12.00 noon  Holy Communion in St Lawrence followed by light lunch in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.45 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence

 

Thursday 30th May - Ascension Day

8.15 am  Early Prayer in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

12.15 pm  Funeral of Martin Bird in St Lawrence followed by burial at North Watford Cemetery

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

8.00 pm  Parish Communion in the Tin Church for their Patronal Festival followed by refreshments