The Parish of Abbots Langley

Our Worship

Worship of God is central to the existence of the parish church and we try to offer a variety of services to suit all-comers.

Our main acts of worship in both churches are centred around the Communion Service, sometimes known as the Eucharist or Mass.  At St Lawrence, Holy Communion is therefore said at 8.00 am every Sunday, and Parish Communion, with Seekers (Sunday School) and creche, is sung at 9.30 am.  At Bedmond there is a service of Holy Communion, usually on the first and third Sundays of each month throughout the year.

We also like to offer a more informal service once a month in St Lawrence, both for those who prefer this type of service but also to encourage those who have little or no experience of church to feel more at home, especially on their first visits.  These take place on the Second Sunday at St Lawrence.

We believe that the Church's mission, in accordance with what is written in the Bible, is to proclaim the Gospel (the Good News) of Jesus Christ to every generation.  We acknowledge that this Good News is for everyone regardless of their sex, race, colour or sexual orientation - and we therefore welcome everyone to our worship.

To find out more about the times of our services click on the appropriate church above.

For a list of Music at St Lawrence for January to April 2017 please click here.

You will be made very welcome if you decide to come along to any of our services.

If you are on a gluten-free diet, please speak to one of the people on the door so you can be given a gluten-free wafer at Communion.

If you wear a hearing aid, please switch it to the 'T' setting as we have a loop system within both churches.

 

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The coming week...

Monday 22nd May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Prayer for a Growing Church in the Corpus Christi Chapel

2.15 pm  Tiny Tots in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  Ringers' practice

8.00 pm  Parochial Church Council meets in the Breakspear Room

 

Tuesday 23rd 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

 

Wednesday 24th 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

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.45 for 8.00 pm  Deanery Synod meets at St Mary's, Watford

8.00 pm  Social Committee meets at 7 Fernhills

8.00 pm  Bereavement Visitors meet at St Saviour's

 

Thursday 25th May - Ascension Day

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

9.30 am Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

11.00 am  Funeral of Marvin Attwood in St Lawrence followed by Cremation

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

8.00 pm  Parish Communion for the Patronal Festival at the Church of the Ascension

 

Friday 26th May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  AHAL Coffee in the Henderson Hub

10.00 am  Craft Group in the Church of the Ascension

2.00 pm  Craft and Conversation in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

No Youth Choir practice

 

Saturday 27th May

11.00 am  Spring Concert Series - Local Vocals, Parmiter's School, Francis Combe Academy

12.15 pm  Bell Toll for WW1 soldier - Frederick Harvey How

 

Sunday 28th May - The Sixth Sunday of Easter

8.00 am  Holy Communion in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Parish Communion with Seekers and Creche in St Lawrence

12.15 pm  Baptism of Jackson Hanson in St Lawrence

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  MAP Meeting in the Breakspear Room - Making New Disciples

 

Monday 29th May

Bank Holiday

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Tuesday 30th 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

 

Wednesday 31st 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

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.00 pm  Wedding rehearsal in St Lawrence

7.45 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence