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 24th April

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  Preacher's Workshop in the Breakspear Room

 

Tuesday 25th April

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room

10.30 am  Home Communion at Margaret House

12.00 noon  Burial of Ashes of Dorothy Grieves in the Garden of Remembrance

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

7.30 pm  Parochial Church Council meets with the Bishop in the Breakspear Room

 

Wednesday 26th April

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 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence

 

Thursday 27th April

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

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

12.00 noon  Funeral of Sheila Gorman in the Church of the Ascension followed by cremation

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Friday 28th April

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  AHAL Coffee in the Henderson Hall

12.00 noon  Bell Toll for WW1 soldier Goerge Arthur Martindale

2.00 pm  Craft & Conversation in the Breakspear Room

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

6.15 pm  Youth Choir practice in the Breakspear Room

 

Saturday 29th April

7.00 pm  Friends' Concert - Caritas Ladies' Choir in St Lawrence

 

Sunday 30th April - the Third Sunday of Easter

8.00 am  Holy Communion (BCP) in St Lawrence

9.30 am  Parish Communion with Seekers and Creche in St Lawrence

11.30 am  Annual Vestry Meeting followed by Annual Parochial Church Meeting in the hall

3.00 pm  Christening preparation meeting in the church hall

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Monday 1st May

Bank Holiday

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

 

Tuesday 2nd May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.15 am  Tuesday Coffee in the Breakspear Room

12.45 pm  Celebration of the life of John Tapster in St Lawrence (preceded by private cremation)

5.15 pm  Evening Prayer in St Lawrence

8.00 pm  Evening Quiet in the Corpus Christi Chapel

 

Wednesday 3rd May

9.30 am  Morning Prayer in St Lawrence

10.00 am  Bedmond Coffee Morning in the Church of the Ascension

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 pm  Choir practice in St Lawrence