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.

Please pray for the parish: give thanks for all that it offers; remember the churches, schools, shops and businesses, and especially pray for the people.

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.

St Lawrence Church is open seven days a week, from 10.00 am to 5.15 pm on Monday to Saturday and between services on Sundays.  Bedmond Church is unfortunately kept locked most of the time but you can arrange to meet someone there if you would like to go into it - please make contact via the contact us page.

If you are in Abbots Langley on a Tuesday morning, pop in to St Lawrence for a Fairtrade cup of coffee, tea or chocolate and a biscuit between 10.15 am and 12.15 pm - or if you are in Bedmond on the first Wednesday of the month, pop into Bedmond Church between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon - you will be made most welcome!

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The coming week...

Monday 24th April

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  Preacher's Workshop in the Breakspear Room

 

Tuesday 25th April

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room

10.30 am  Home Communion at Margaret House

12.00 noon  Burial of Ashes of Dorothy Grieves in the Garden of Remembrance

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  Parochial Church Council meets with the Bishop in the Breakspear Room

 

Wednesday 26th April

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 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence

 

Thursday 27th April

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

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

12.00 noon  Funeral of Sheila Gorman in the Church of the Ascension followed by cremation

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Friday 28th April

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  AHAL Coffee in the Henderson Hall

12.00 noon  Bell Toll for WW1 soldier Goerge Arthur Martindale

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 29th April

7.00 pm  Friends' Concert - Caritas Ladies' Choir in St Lawrence

 

Sunday 30th April - the Third Sunday of Easter

8.00 am  Holy Communion (BCP) in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Parish Communion with Seekers and Creche in St Lawrence

11.30 am  Annual Vestry Meeting followed by Annual Parochial Church Meeting in the hall

3.00 pm  Christening preparation meeting in the church hall

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Monday 1st May

Bank Holiday

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Tuesday 2nd May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room

12.45 pm  Celebration of the life of John Tapster in St Lawrence (preceded by private cremation)

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

8.00 pm  Evening Quiet in the Corpus Christi Chapel

 

Wednesday 3rd May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  Bedmond Coffee Morning in the Church of the Ascension

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 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence