We are a lively Benefice of four parish churches serving the communities of Kings Langley, Apsley, Bennetts End and Leverstock Green.

People often ask where the name Langelei comes from! It is a medieval word meaning 'long meadow' which was chosen when the Benefice formed in 2009 to describe our location, roughly in a triangle between Hemel Hempstead, Watford and St Albans.

Each of the four churches has its own character, and we enjoy working together collaboratively where appropriate. What we share is the warm welcome that we offer to anyone who would like to join us in worship or at our other events and activities.

These pages give a flavour of church life but visiting in person is the best way to find out more about us. Why not come to a Sunday service, or give us a call? Whether you have been to church before or are coming for the first time, we look forward to meeting you!


The Benefice of Langelei takes the safeguarding of all our parishioners very seriously and make every attempt to ensure that the activities of our churches, the data we collect, process and transfer, and the involvement and exposure of our parishioners is done with this in mind.

For further information on our Safeguarding policies, Privacy Notices and key contact details should you have any questions, please click here.

Team Administrator

Norma Howie
All Saints' Church
Church Lane
Kings Langley

01923 266596
Email info@beneficeoflangelei.org.uk

Office opening hours
Monday and Wednesday 8:00am to 3:30pm
Thursday 12:30pm to 3:00pm
Friday 11:30am to 2:30pm
Closed Tuesday.

A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

In March a group of 25 from the Benefice and further afield made a memorable ten day pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  Click HERE to read all about it.

New Curate

We are delighted to welcome the Revd Maxine Howarth and her family to the Benefice. Maxine was ordained Deacon by the Bishop of St Albans at St Albans Cathedral on Sunday 30th June 2019. Later that day she was welcomed to the Benefice at a service of Songs of Praise at Holy Trinity, Leverstock Green, where she will serve as Assistant Curate in training for 3 years. We hope that Maxine and her family settle happily in the area, and you will be seeing her around the Benefice in due course.

The Clergy Team

Rev'd Lizzie Hood

The Revd Lizzie Hood

The Revd Lizzie Hood Team Rector based at Holy Trinity
Richard Howlett - Team Vicar at St. Benedict's

The Revd Richard Howlett

Team Vicar of St Benedicts & St Marys
Revd James McDonald

The Revd James McDonald

Team Vicar in charge of All Saints
Revd Maxine Howarth

The Revd Maxine Howarth

Assistant Curate based at Holy Trinity
Revd Hitesh Dodhia

The Revd Hitesh Dodhia

Priest with Permission to Officiate

The Revd Carole Camp

Priest with Permission to Officiate

Service Times

Service Times

8.00am – Said Eucharist (First Sunday of the month Book of Common Prayer)
9.30am – Sung Family Eucharist (Sunday School and Crèche)
8.00am – No Said Eucharist at present
10.00am – Sung Eucharist & Young Peoples’ Groups
6.30pm – Evensong (Second Sunday of the month only).

Morning Prayer is said some days but times do vary.
9.00am - Morning Prayer
9.30am – Said Eucharist
8.00am – Holy Communion
10.00am – Sung Eucharist & Junior Church (Sunday School)
3.00pm – Occasional Special Services followed by refreshments

2nd Monday of the month
10am 'Coming to Stillness' contemplative prayer

9.00am Morning Prayer
10.00am – Music and Meditation every 3rd Tuesday in the month

10.00am – Holy Communion with Mothers’ Union Corporate Communion, every 3rd Wednesday in the month
2.45pm – Collective Worship at Leverstock Green School: parents, adults and other children always welcome!

9.00 Morning Prayer
10.00am – Toddlers Church (term time only) in Church and Trinity Room

9.00 Morning Prayer
10am with Eucharist and Junior Church or Activity within service

4pm Evening Prayer

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