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!


We currently have a vacancy for Team Rector of the Benefice of Langelei.
If you might be interested in joining us, please take a look at the advert and the Benefice profile.
For further details or an informal conversation, please contact the office of the Archdeacon of St Albans. 01727 818121

Latest News

Messy Church at St Mary’s Sunday 18th March

The next Messy Church at St Mary’s will be on Sunday 18th March between 3 – 5.30pm. The theme this month is Easter.
So why not come along and join us for fun ,worship and food!

Easter Monday Pilgrimage

Easter Monday 2nd April 2018

Breakfast at All Saints Church @ 9 am, leaving for St Albans about 10 am

Please add your name to the list at the back of the church or email Ingrid Iruthallen57@gmail.com  if you would like Breakfast (bacon roll with tea or coffee) before we set off.

The procession into the Cathedral for Easter Monday Service begins at 3pm. The service finishes by 4.30pm Bring a packed lunch to eat when we arrive in St Albans.

The Clergy Team


Team Rector in charge of All Saints'
Richard Howlett - Team Vicar at St. Benedict's

The Revd Richard Howlett

Team Vicar of St Benedicts & St Marys
Rev'd Lizzie Hood

The Revd Lizzie Hood

Team Vicar, Holy Trinity, and Acting Team Rector
Revd Hitesh Dodhia

The Revd Hitesh Dodhia

Priest with Permission to Officiate

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.

Upcoming Events

Thu 22

Lent Lunch at St Mary’s Thursday March 22nd

March 22 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Please do come along and join us for the second of this years Lent Lunches. It will be taking place on Thursday 22nd March at 12.45pm in the Refectory. This year the charity which is being supported is The Willow Foundation .

Mon 02

Easter Monday Pilgrimage from All Saints

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Easter Monday 2nd April 2018, Breakfast at All Saints' Church @ 9 am leaving for St Albans about 10 am Please add your name to the list at the back of the church or email Ingrid Iruthallen57@gmail.com  if you would like Breakfast (bacon roll & tea or coffee) before we set off. The procession into [More...]

Sat 14

Table Top Sales at Holy Trinity Vicarage

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The sale will take place at the Vicarage 14 Pancake Lane, HP2 4NB.

Sun 22
Holy Trinity Leverstock Green

Annual Parochial Church Meeting at Holy Trinity

April 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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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 – Said Eucharist (First Sunday of the month only)
10.00am – Sung Eucharist & Young Peoples’ Groups
6.30pm – Evening Prayer (First Sunday of the month only).

Morning Prayer is said most days but times do vary.
Thursdays 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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