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 March 2018 we were allocated a £2500 grant by the ABBOTS LANGLEY PARISH COUNCIL towards cost of churchyard maintenance and maintaining the environment.  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 2018 are:  7th April, 5th May, 2nd June, 7th July, 4th August, 1st September, 6th October, 3rd November and 1st December  - or make contact to find out more.

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The food bank is in need of long-life milk, sugar, rice pudding, long-life fruit juice and canned meat.  Please leave items in the box at the back of church which will be emptied regularly ...

Only three concerts in St Lawrence this year; not one on 19th May because of the Royal Wedding.  So we have  the first one on Saturday 5th May:  pupils from Francis Combe Academy and Parmiter's School; on Saturday 12th May:  Jerusalem Joy, a musical based on the Easter story; and finishing on Saturday 26th May with the Southorn/Stratton family concert.  All concerts start at 11.00 am, with refreshments available from 10.30 am in the Breakspear Room.  Tickets for the concerts on 5th and 26th May are £5 each and will be available on the door.  For the concert on 12th May there is a retiring collection for Christian Aid.  As you will see there is a variety of concerts this year - please come and support our performers, Christian Aid and the church ...

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 14th 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  Churches Together AGM in the Methodist hall

7.30 pm  Bell ringing in the St Lawrence tower

 

Tuesday 15th 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  MU Evening walk leaves St Lawrence car park

 

Wednesday 16th 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, St Lawrence

12.00 noon Home Communion at Abbeyfield

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.45 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence

 

Thursday 17th May

8.15 am  Early Prayer in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

11.00 am  Flower arrangers meet in the Breakspear Room

1.40 pm  Funeral of Jean GRay at the crematorium

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Friday 18th May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  Craft Morning in the Tin Church, Bedmond

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

12.00 noon  Bell Toll for WW1 soldier Harold Osler

2.00 pm  Craft and Conversation in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

6.15 pm  Youth Choir practice in the Breakspear Room

 

Sunday 20th May - Pentecost

8.00 am  Holy Communion in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Parish Communion with Seekers and Creche in St Lawrence

11.00 am  Holy Communion at Bedmond

12.30 pm  Sunday Lunch Club in the church hall

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Monday 21st 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  Bell ringing practice in St Lawrence tower

 

Tuesday 22nd May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.00 pm  Youth Club meets in the church hall

 

Wednesday 23rd 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, St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.45 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence