The Parish of Abbots Langley

Weddings

 

You are welcome to marry in the Church of England whatever your beliefs, whether or not you are baptised (christened) and regardless of whether you go to church or not. It's your Church, and we welcome you.

In response to the demand for church weddings there are now more churches to choose from - thanks to a change in the law in 2008.

As well as through the personal touch of its friendly vicars and welcomig church families, the Church of England cares for wedding couples through the website: http://www.yourchurchwedding.org - which contains a lot of helpful information including a guide, 'Seven Steps to a Heavenly Wedding', and an online ceremony planner.

The Church of England believes in marriage. Whenever and wherever you choose to get married - we're here to help you have a great day!

 

 

 

At a Church wedding bride and bridegroom make their promises to each other, receive God's blessing and offer their future together to God's love and support.

If you would like to choose St Lawrence as your wedding venue and either of you lives in the parish or is on the Electoral Roll (the Church's membership list) you are legally entitled to be married here. Or if you have a strong family connection with the church or parish, you also qualify to marry here - those connections are:

i) one of you was baptised or prepared for confirmation in the parish;

ii) one of you has ever lived in the parish for six months or more;

iii) one of you has at any time regularly attended public worship in the parish for six months or more;

iv) one of your parents has lived in the parish for six months or more in your life time;

v) one of your parents has regularly attended public worship here for six months or more in your lifetime;

vi) your parents or grandparents were married in the parish.

Otherwise, people usually choose to be married at the church where they worship regularly, so come to St Lawrence and join us in worship here, before you decide if this is the place where you wish to make your vows before God. To qualify for the Electoral Roll, you need to sign a declaration to say you are baptised and you have attended worship regularly here for at least six months.

If you wish to be married at the Church of the Ascension in Bedmond, you will have to apply for an Archbishop's License as the building is not licensed for weddings; this is done after you have met the vicar for the first time to talk it through.

Once a wedding has been booked, the vicar will discuss your plans for the day and help you to decide what music, readings and other arrangements will make the occasion as unique and special a start to your future together as you want it to be. The Church Office is also able to help with practical questions and advice before the day. As mentioned above, there is also the Church of England website which can help with your planning

www.yourchurchwedding.org

If one or other of you has been married before and is now divorced, please say so when you phone to make initial enquiries - you may still be able to be married here but the vicar will want to talk it through with you. Or an alternative way forward maybe a marriage in a registry office followed by a service of blessing in St Lawrence. If either of you is widowed that does not cause any problems.

For an indication as to the availability of dates for weddings for 2017 please see below.

And if you want to start the ball rolling please phone or contact the Church Office via the contact us page.

 

Banns of Marriage

If you live in the Parish of Abbots Langley but are marrying in another parish you will need to have your Banns of Marriage called here. This can easily be arranged by contacting the Church Office either by e-mail or by phone - see contact page - or by popping in during Office hours.


Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13.4-7)

 

 

Available Saturday dates for 2017 and 2018 - if you wish to marry on another day please make contact with the Church Office to find out what might be available:

 

      updated 3rd February 2017
2017        
         
March   12.00 noon 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
  4 not available    
  11      
  18      
  25      
         
April   12.00 noon 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
  1 not available    
  8      
  15 Easter Eve Easter Eve Easter Eve
  22      
  29      
         
May   12.00 noon 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
  6 concert booked  
  13 concert    
  20   booked  
  27 concert booked  
         
June   12.00 noon 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
  3 not available    
  10 Carnival Carnival  
  17      
  24 Albantide booked  
         
July   12.00 noon 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
  1 Church Fete Church Fete Church Fete
  8      
  15      
  22      
  29   booked booked
         
August   12.00 noon 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
  5 not available    
  12      
  19      
  26 booked booked  
         
September   12.00 noon 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
  2 not available    
  9   booked  
  16      
  23   booked  
  30      
         
October   12.00 noon 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
  7 not available    
  14      
  21      
  28      
         
November   12.00 noon 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
  4 not available    
  11      
  18      
  25      
         
December   12.00 noon 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
  2 booked    
  9      
  16      
  23      
  30      
         
2018        
         
January   12.00 noon 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
  6 not available    
  13      
  20      
  27      
         
February   12.00 noon 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
  3 not available    
  10      
  17      
  24      
         
March   12.00 noon 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
  3 not available    
  10      
  17      
  24      
  31      
         
April   12.00 noon 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
  7 not available    
  14      
  21      
  28   booked  
         
May   12.00 noon 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
  5 not available    
  12      
  19      
  26      
         
June   12.00 noon 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
  2 not available    
  9 Carnival Carnival  
  16      
  23 Albantide Albantide Albantide
  30 Fete Fete Fete
         
July   12.00 noon 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
  7 booked    
  14      
  21      
  28   booked  
         
August   12.00 noon 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
  4 not available    
  11      
  18      
  25      
         
September   12.00 noon 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
  1 booked    
  8      
  15      
  22      
  29      
         
October   12.00 noon 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
  6 not available    
  13      
  20      
  27      
         
November   12.00 noon 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
  3 not available    
  10      
  17      
  24      
         
December   12.00 noon 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
  1 not available    
  8      
  15      
  22      
  19      
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The coming week...

Monday 27th March

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Prayers for a growing church (Corpus Christi Chapel, 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 at St Lawrence

7.30 pm  CTAL Lent Course at Langleybury

8.00 pm  Preacher's Workshop in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

 

Tuesday 28th March

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

10.30 am  Home Communion at Margaret House

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  CTAL Lent Course at the Baptist Church

7.45 pm  Parochial Church Council meets in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

 

Wednesday 29th March

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

1.00 pm  Tannerswood School visit to St Lawrence Church

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  MU Tour of St Albans Cathedral

7.45 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence

8.00 pm  Bereavement Visitors meet at the Baptist Church

 

Thursday 30th March

8.15 am  Prayers for the local church and community in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

11.00 am  CTAL Lent Course in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

11.00 am  Bedmond School Service in Church of the Ascension, Bedmond

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Friday 31st March

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

NO AHAL Coffee

2.00 pm  Craft & Conversation in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

NO Youth Choir practice until 21st April

 

Saturday 1st April

9.30 am  Churchyard Working Party at St Lawrence

 

Sunday 2nd April - The Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passion Sunday)

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 Church of the Ascension, Bedmond

12.30 pm  Sunday Lunch Club in St Lawrence hall

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  CTAL Lent Course in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

 

Monday 3rd April

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Prayers for a growing church in the Corpus Christi Chapel, St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.15 pm  Ringers' practice in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  CTAL Lent Course at St Paul's Vicarage, Langleybury

8.00 pm  Preacher's Workshop in the Breakspear Room, St Lawrence

 

Tuesday 4th April

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

7.30 pm  Lent Course at the Baptist Church

8.00 pm  Quiet Hour in the Corpus Christi Chapel, St Lawrence

 

Wednesday 5th April

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  Coffee Morning in Church of the Ascension, Bedmond

10.15 am  Holy Communion in St Lawrence

10.45 am  Making Palm Crosses in St Lawrence hall

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