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We are looking for a new Parish Administrator.

We must do the work sooner or later otherwise we will lose the church; the good news is we already have three quarters of what we need!  To find out how to donate, click on 'More ...' below or see the poster.

 
There has been theft of lead off church roofs in other parts of the diocese, please keep a look out so it doesn't happen here.


 
A famous quote from the prophet Micah but you'll have to wait until chapter 6 to find out more about it!


Taize Service

in the Corpus Christi Chapel in St Lawrence.  All are welcome.


Messy Church

The next one will be on Wednesday 11th September (no Messy Church in August) in the Methodist Church and hall from 3.30 to 6.00 pm.


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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:  6th October, 3rd November and 1st December  - or make contact to find out more.

 

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The coming week...

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Monday 15th July

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  Ringing practice in St Lawrence tower

 

Tuesday 16th July

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

7.00 pm  Youth Club meets in the church hall

8.00 pm  Mothers' Union meets in the Breakspear Room

8.00 pm  Property Committee meets in the back office

 

Wednesday 17th July

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.30 am  Home Communion at Abbeyfield

11.15 am  Quiet Reflection in St Lawrence

12.00 noon  Holy Communion in St Lawrence followed by light lunch in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.45 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence

 

Thursday 18th July

8.15 am  Early Prayer in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Friday 19th July

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  Craft Morning in the Tin Church

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

1.00 pm  Ascension Acorns in the Tin Church

2.00 pm  Craft & Conversation in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.15 pm  Wedding rehearsal in St Lawrence

 

Saturday 20th July - the Fifth Sunday after Trinity

2.30 pm  Christening for Rylie Curtis and Jaxson Hopkins

 

Sunday 21st July

8.00 am  Holy Communion in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Parish Communion (the first celebration for the Revd Vanesa Kerswill) with Seekers and Creche in St Lawrence

NO 11.15 am at Bedmond

12.15 pm  Christening for Lyla Dear in St Lawrence

12.30 pm  Sunday Lunch Club in the church hall

2.00 pm  Wedding of Tom Guthrie and Hayley Hancock in St Lawrence

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm   Pilgrim Course on 'The Creeds' in the Tin Church

 

Monday 22nd July

9.30 am  Morning Prayer at St Lawrence

10.15 am  Burial of Ashes for Michael Smith in the Garden of Remembrance

11.00 am  Funeral for Jackson Leifer at North Watford Cemetery

1.15 pm  Funeral for Tom Howie in St Lawrence followed by cremation

2.15 pm  Tiny Tots in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

8.00 pm  MAP Steering Group in the Breaksper Room, St Lawrence

 

Tuesday 23rd July

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

 

Wednesday 24th July

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.40 am  Funeral for Sue Hall in the Tin Church followed by cremation

11.15 am  Quiet Reflection in St Lawrence

12.00 noon  Holy Communion in St Lawrence

1.15 pm  Funeral for Phyllis Ridgeway in St Lawrence followed by Cremation

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.45 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence