The United Benefice of
St Mary's, Henlow, and St Andrew's, Langford

Services and Events

Church Opening
The churchyards in both parishes are always open; the churches themselves are open for Sunday services and at other times as detailed on their respective pages:
Henlow | Langford


Praying Hands

Morning Prayer
Morning Prayer is normally held in church on weekdays as follows, but the schedule may be subject to change from time to time: please enquire at either church for latest information.

  • Monday, 9.00am, Henlow
  • Tuesday, 9.00am, Langford
  • Wednesday, 9.00am, Henlow
  • Thursday, 9.00am, Langford
  • Friday, 9.00am, Henlow

Normal Sunday Service Schedule

1st Sunday
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: All Age Worship / Family Service, Henlow (no communion)

2nd Sunday
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
6pm: Evensong, Henlow

3rd Sunday
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow

4th Sunday
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow

5th Sunday
Benefice Service: a combined service (with Holy Communion unless otherwise stated) held alternately at St Mary's or St Andrew's in months which have 5 Sundays. There is no service at the other parish on these Sundays.


Midweek Communion
Midweek Communion is normally held at 10am on Wednesdays as follows:

  • 1st & 3rd Wednesday: Henlow
  • 2nd & 4th Wednesday: Langford
  • 5th Wednesday: No service

Choir and Bell Ringing Practice
Normally held on Tuesday evenings in Henlow:


Jumping Dolphin

Jumping Dolphins
Jumping Dolphins is St Mary's midweek children's club and meets every Tuesday in the church in Henlow at 6pm — all children are welcome to bring their parents along. Keep an eye on St Mary's News for reports of recent activities.


Other Info...

  • An audio loop is installed in both churches for those with hearing aids.
  • Parents with toddlers are invited to use the children's area at the back of the north aisle at either church or in the upper room at the back of St Mary's.
  • Cup of CoffeeRefreshments are provided after every Sunday morning service at both churches: in St Andrew's Church Hall and at the back of church at St Mary's. Please do stop and join us for these.
  • Regular Coffee Mornings are held in both parishes: on the first Wednesday of every month at St Mary's and every Friday morning in St Andrew's Church Hall.

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Lent Courses
This year's Lent Groups (Churches Together in Langford and Henlow) are based on the York Course Receiving Christ in Five Different Ways. Groups are meeting in Langford on Tuesday afternoons (starting 7 March) and Wednesday evenings (starting 8 March), and in Henlow on Wednesday afternoons (starting 8 March). Please see the notice sheets in either parish for further details.

April 2017

Sun 2nd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
10.30am: APCM, Langford (Church Hall)
11am: Family Service, Henlow (no communion)

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 5th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow
2pm - 5pm: Wacky Wednesday Easter Party, Henlow Methodist Church

Thu 6th
4.30pm: Interment of Ashes of Jake Porter, Henlow Praying Hands
8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Holy Week

Sun 9th: Palm Sunday
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Blessing and Procession of Palms from the Village Pump (weather permitting), Henlow
6pm: Evensong, Henlow

Mon 10th
Henlow Singers, Henlow
Please enquire at St Mary's for details

Tues 11th
8pm: Compline, Henlow

Wed 12th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
12 noon: Christian Aid Lunch, Langford Methodist Church
2pm: Funeral of Rhoda Brunt, Henlow
8pm: Compline, Henlow

Thu 13th: Maundy Thursday
8pm: Maundy Thursday Service, Henlow

Fri 14th: Good Friday
10am: All Age Stations of the Cross followed by Easter Egg hunt and hot cross buns, Langford
10am: Stations of the Cross, Henlow
2pm: Reflections on the Cross
— with Revd Shaun, Henlow
— with Lay Leaders of Worship, Langford

Sat 15th
10am: Decorating Church for Easter, Henlow
8pm: Easter Eve Service of Light, Langford

Sun 16th: Easter Day
9.30am: Family Service, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Renewal of Baptismal Vows, Henlow

Mon 15th
1pm: Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral followed by service at 3pm: please see Revd Shaun for further details

Wed 19th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Sun 23rd
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow

Wed 26th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford
7.30pm: APCM, Henlow
Please come and enjoy hearing about the life of St Mary's whilst sipping a glass of wine...

Sun 30th
No service at St Andrew's today
10.30am: Benefice Service, Henlow, followed by lunch: please see notice sheets for details


  • Details of other services and events this month will be added in due course...



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May 2017

St Mary's Church, Henlow: Coffee & Tea now being served - welcome Wed 3rd
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow
10.45am: Coffee Morning, Henlow

Thu 4th Praying Hands
8pm: Quiet Evening Service with Prayers for Healing, Langford

Sun 7th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Family Service, Henlow (no communion)

Wed 10th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sat 13th
7pm: Quiz & Chips, Langford (Church Hall)
Tickets 10, teams of 6 or less: please see notice sheets or contact Sheila Vidler at St Andrew's for further details

Sun 14th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion, Henlow
6pm: Evensong, Henlow

Wed 17th
10am: Holy Communion, Henlow

Sun 21st
9.30am: Family Service, Langford (no communion)
11am: Holy Communion and Sunday Club, Henlow

Wed 24th
10am: Holy Communion, Langford

Sun 28th
9.15am: Holy Communion, Langford
11am: Holy Communion with Incense, Henlow

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June 2017

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