The Parish of Abbots Langley

Parish News

Our Mission Action Plan (MAP) for 2017-2020 has been written up and approved by the PCC - a copy can be found here or a display copy here.

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In February 2017 we were allocated a £2000 grant by the ABBOTS LANGLEY PARISH COUNCIL towards the maintenance of the churchyard.  This goes towards the upkeep of the mowers and equipment and to pay one person a number of hours throughout the year to try to keep on top of some of the growing season.  Most of the work in the churchyard is done by a small group of volunteers who are always happy to welcome others to join them.  They usually meet on the first Saturday of each month and, depending on the time of year, they mow, strim, weed, sweep leaves, clear litter, have bonfires, etc, all the usual things you would expect to do in your garden throughout the year - albeit probably on a larger scale!  If you would like to join this team please just turn up between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm (coffee break at 11.00) - the remaining dates for 2017 are:  1st April, 6th May, 3rd June, 8th July, 5th August, 2nd September, 7th October, 4th November, 2nd December  - or make contact to find out more.

In March 2017, Three Rivers District Council awarded the PCC a capital grant of £2,000 towards the replacement of two mowers used in the churchyard.  The old tractor mower was 16 years old and beyond economic repair, and last year two of the self-propelled mowers had also become unusable.  We are very grateful for their help.

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Churches Together has arranged a Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in St Lawrence on Sunday 21st January at 4.00 pm - all welcome ...

The Friends of St Lawrence is holding a Curry Night on Monday 5th February at the Abbots Tandoori; 7.00 for 7.30 pm - why not get a group of your friends together and come along?  Tickets are £16-50 each; available from Sue Coultrup on 01923 334387 ...

Calendars for 2018 (£5 each) are available from the Church Office or Over the Moon in Abbots Langley High Street ...

The Annual Report for 2016/17 can be found here, and the Annual Accounts to 31st December 2016 here.

The Parish Profile, written in 2015 prior to the appointment of the Revd Dr Peter Waddell, can be found here.

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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