St Lawrence, Abbots Langley

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St Lawrence Church is a Grade I listed building with the oldest parts dating back to 1150. The main fabric is Totternhoe flint and stone. The tower dates from 1190 and has a peal of six ringable bells. The interior was part modernised in 1970, following a fire, when a fine Nicholson organ was built. The seating, for around 250, is mainly fixed wooden pews. There is external floodlighting. Two acres of churchyard surrounds the building. This is closed for burials but there is a Garden of Remembrance for the burial of ashes. There is a conservation approach to churchyard maintenance to encourage wildlife.  In October 2016 a new extension was opened on the north side of the church housing three toilets (including one for the disabled), a small meeting room and a small kitchen area; this was funded mainly by a legacy from a former parishioner, Miss Elizabeth Hill, together with grant applications and fund raising within the parish.

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Pam Rastall
St Lawrence Church Office
High Street
Abbots Langley
(01923) 261795

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Holy Communion
Holy Communion service with a short sermon but without music or hymns.
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Common Worship
Parish Communion
This is our regular form of Sunday worship. It is a fairly formal service of Holy Communion, with vestments worn by the clergy, and with altar servers and a choir.
Every first third fourth and fifth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Family Friendly Creche Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Second Sunday Service
An informal act of worship which is different each month - often based around a Communion and usually includes story telling, drama, hymns/songs, prayers, etc - suitable for all the family.
Every second Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments


Tiny Tots
For all pre-school children and their parents/carers - a time of fun including singing, story, activity and refreshments - and it's free! During term-time only; held in the Breakspear Room (the new extension on the north side of the church).
Every Monday at 2:15 PM for ¾ hour


Tuesday Coffee
Tuesday Coffee is held in the Breakspear Room (the extension on the north side of the church) every Tuesday for anyone to come on their own or meet up with friends for a chat over a cup of coffee or tea - all fairly traded, including the biscuits.
Every Tuesday at 10:15 AM for 2 hours



Wheelchair accessible toilets
Stained Glass Wall Paintings Floodlight

Brass Rubbing
Church Open Daily from 10.00 am to 5.00 pmVotive candles available

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Hall for Hire
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 7607
Built: 1154
Style of worship: Liberal Catholic
Our Patron: The Bishop of St Albans
Archdeaconry: ST ALBANS (321)
Deanery: WATFORD (32113)
Benefice: Abbots Langley (32/001 F)
Parish Legal Name: Abbots Langley (320229 )
CofE Church Info: (632229 32/229)
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The current editor is: Pam Rastall

This page was last updated on Tuesday 6th December 2016
St Lawrence : High Street, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, WD5 0AS

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