The Parish of Abbots Langley

Christenings / Baptisms

A Christening (sometimes called Baptism) is a service at which children are made members of the Church, and given the promise of God's blessing and eternal life. Anyone who lives in the parish or who is on the Electoral Roll (the Church's membership list) has a right to have their children christened at St Lawrence Church.

Those who live outside the parish may be able arrange to have their children christened here if they have a connection to the parish, but we will need to obtain permission from their local parish priest before we would agree to do it here.

A christening implies commitment to a continuing connection with the Church so children have the opportunity to grow in faith, learn more about Jesus and find their place within God's family.

Often families will be encouraged to come to Church before arranging a christening so they are sure this is the right step to make for their children.

In a christening the parents and Godparents are saying, in effect, on their behalf, "I believe in God, I want to learn more about Jesus, I want to be a member of the Church."

Parents who do not wish their children to be christened immediately, but wish to give thanks to God for the birth or adoption of a child, are welcome to ask for a service of Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child.

Adults and older children who have not been christened are encouraged to ask for a christening. They make the promises for themselves so have to be sure that they believe in God, want to learn more about Jesus and want to become a member of the Church. The vicar is always ready to talk to those who wish to explore what this might mean!

If you wish to be christened, or wish to have a child christened, please make contact with the Church Office or the vicar.

Jesus said, 'I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.' (John 10.10)

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The coming week...

Monday 18th June

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  Ringers' practice in St Lawrence tower

 

Tuesday 19th June

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room

1.00 pm  Pilgrim Course in the Breakspear Room (including lunch)

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  Talk and demonstration on 'Holy Icons' in the Tin Church

8.00 pm  Communications Team meeting at 7 Fernhills

 

Wednesday 20th June

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

12.00 noon  Home Communion at Abbeyfield

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

8.00 pm  Property Committee in the Breakspear Room

 

Thursday 21st June

8.15 am  Early Prayer in St Lawrence Church

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence Church

12.00 noon  Deanery Clergy Chapter meets in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

8.00 pm  House Group at 6 Kindersley Way

 

Friday 22nd June - St Alban

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  Craft Group in the Tin Church

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

2.00 pm  Craft & Conversation in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

6.15 pm  Youth Choir meets in St Lawrence

 

Saturday 23rd June

12.00 noon  Friends of St Lawrence WW1-themed Tea Party in Abbot's House Garden

3.00 pm  Wedding of Matthews Wyard and Daniella Yule

 

Sunday 24th June - The Fourth Sunday after Trinity

8.00 am  Holy Communion in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Parish Communion with Seekers and Creche in St Lawrence

11.30 am  Christening for Harley Gregory in St Lawrence

12.30 pm  Christening for Rex McDonald in St Lawrence

6.30 pm  Taize Service in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  Pilgrim Course in the Brakspear Room

 

Monday 25th June

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  Ringing practice in St Lawrence tower

 

Tuesday 26th June

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room

12.30 pm  Pilgrim Course in the Breakspear Room (with lunch)

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.00 pm  Youth Club meets in the church hall

8.00 pm  Seekers leaders and helpers meet in the Breakspear Room

 

Wednesday 27th June

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Holy Communion in St Lawrence

10.30 am  Carers' Network meets in the Methodist hall

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