The Parish of Abbots Langley

St. Lawrence Church North Aisle Extension Project

The extension to St Lawrence Church, named the Breakspear Room, was formally opened and blessed by the Bishop of Hertford in October 2016. Since then it has proved to be a great asset to the community. It has become home to a number of our regular groups, such as Tiny Tots and the Tuesday morning coffee group; new groups are beginning to emerge; it offers a convenient meeting space for committees; and it has provided hospitality for all sorts of visitors to the church.  We hope that as time goes on and as people become more aware of the facility that those from the wider village community will want to book it for their own purposes.

We are delighted to confirm that the fundraising target of £65,000 set over the summer of 2015 has now been met - and well ahead of schedule. This is a wonderful result. The fundraising was approached from many different angles ranging from grant applications to skydives, a sponsored swim, a recipe book, a concert series, a concert by Abbots Langley Gilbert and Sullivan Society, an afternoon tea, a quiz night and two highly successful coin trails. Over 200 donations were received altogether. Thank you to everybody who has offered their time, expertise and money so willingly to make this possible.

In addition to Liz Hill, whose generous legacy made this project viable in the first place, we would like to acknowledge with gratitude grants from the following bodies:

Garfield Weston                       £15,000
Allchurches Trust                     £4,000
Hertfordshire County Council      £1,000
Tough Ten Committee               £500
Abbots Langley Lodge               £500
A Heart for Abbots Langley         £250

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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