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 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