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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Monday 19th April

The church is open for private prayer from 9.30am to 4.30pm

 9.15 am Morning Prayer live streamed on Facebook

8pm Zoom Bible Study 1 Corinthians 15 Contact the Parish Office for the link

 

Tuesday 20th April

The church is open for private prayer from 9.30am to 4.30pm

 9.15 am Morning Prayer live streamed on Facebook

8.00 pm APCM in St Lawrence Church and via Zoom

 

Wednesday 21st April

The church is open for private prayer from 9.30am to 4.30pm

 9.15 am Morning Prayer live streamed on Facebook

11.15 am Time for God Contemplative Prayer in the Corpus Christi Chapel  (Please contact the Parish Office if you are coming)

12.00 noon Holy Communion in St Lawrence - everyone welcome  - but please let the Parish Office know if you are coming

 

Thursday 22nd April

The church is open for private prayer from 9.30am to 4.30pm

 9.15 am Morning Prayer live streamed on Facebook

 

Friday 23rd April

The church is open for private prayer from 9.30am to 4.30pm

 9.15 am Morning Prayer live streamed on Facebook

6.00pm Youth Choir Rehearsal in the Church Hall

 

Saturday 24th April

The church is open for private prayer from 9.30am to 4.30pm

 9.15 am Morning Prayer live streamed on Facebook

 

Sunday 25th April - 4th Sunday of Easter

The Churches are open for Public Worship, it is essential you let the office know if you would like to attend. It would be helpful if you let us know before 12 noon on the Friday before.

Readings 1 Corinthians 15 12-19

8.00am Eucharist at St Lawrence

9.30am Eucharist at St Lawrence (Live-Streamed via TheSundayService.org and Facebook)

11.15am Eucharist at The Tin Church

6.30pm Evening Prayer at St Lawrence