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Thank you to everyone whose hard work and enthusiasm helped to give us yet another memorable Christmas at St Andrew's. Particular thanks must go to the members of Bedford Brass, whose superb playing livened up our Advent Carols evening; to everyone who donated so many delicious mince pies and prepared & served the mulled wine; to those who made the Christingles for the Christingle and Crib Service on Christmas Eve; and to the team of flower arrangers whose beautiful decorations brightened up the church so effectively... [See more »]
Church Open: In addition to our regular services (please see the Services & Events page for details), the church is usually open for visitors on Friday mornings, to coincide with our Friday Morning Coffee Shop in the Church Hall (see below), and throughout the day on Saturday. There is a children's area at the back of the north aisle which may be used by parents and children whenever the church is open.
Friday Morning Coffee: Please join us in the Church Hall on any Friday morning, from 10.30am, for coffee and cakes. These are served alternately either by church and village volunteers or by adults with learning difficulties from Biggleswade Adult Training Centre. The coffee, cakes and service are all excellent: not to be missed!
Memorial Flowers: If you would like flowers placed in church for an anniversary, birthday or other occasion in memory of a loved one, please contact Katie Browne or another member of the Flower Guild. £25 for a large pedestal; £15 for a smaller arrangement.
THIS LATE 14TH CENTURY CHURCH, dedicated to God in honour of St Andrew, stands at the
heart of the old village of Langford. Medieval wall paintings were discovered on the north wall
during preparations for internal redecoration in 2004; the consecration cross on the west wall (pictured) was restored in November 2005.
The inner doors at the main entrance, leading from the south porch into the south aisle,
were a memorial gift from the late Mr Roger Hawken of High Street, in memory of his wife Eveline. They are made of English oak with glass panels etched with the cross of St Andrew and the St Albans Diocesan coat of arms; they were dedicated on 21 May 2006.
- Mrs Sarah Riches
- Mrs Audrey Searle
2016: This year's fundraising is for WaterAid, an international charity working for a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation.
2014/15: Through 2014 and 2015 we continued our fundraising for Outside-In, a local project providing support and information for families and professionals dealing with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), ASC (Autistic Spectrum Conditions) and related conditions.
Langford Welfare Trust
The Langford Welfare Trust is a small charitable trust (Registered Charity Number 205355) which exists to help people in need in the Parish of Langford, either through gifts in kind or by grants of money.
If you live in Langford and are having difficulty with paying for something that is important to you and your family, why not see if a payment can help you out?
Updated: Friday, 27 September, 2013
The Organ at St Andrew's
Our organ plays an important part in the life and worship of the parish, but inspections revealed its inner workings (see below) to be in a sorry state. Initial estimates for a full restoration were around £30,000, and as of March 2012 we had £12,611.63 available towards this, including more than £2,000 reclaimed in gift aid: thank you to everyone whose kind generosity helped to raise this amount.
Using these funds, Phase 1 of the restoration work was carried out in the autumn of 2012, although more funds are needed if a full restoration — including essential repairs to the bellows (Phase 2) — is to be achieved. Further fundraising ideas are being drawn up to help us raise the amount needed. Details of the work carried out and the work still outstanding will be posted here in due course, but if you would like to know more in the meantime or wish to make a donation or to offer assistance, please contact us. Thank you.
Organ Pipe Deterioration
A few pictures showing the sorry state of our organ before the Phase 1 repairs...
Christmas | Church and People | Churchyard | Fair Trade Stall | Harvest 2014 | Looking Inside | Remembrance Day 2014
WELCOME to the St Andrew's photo gallery. If you have photographs of St Andrew's, old or new, of people or events such as baptisms or weddings, that you'd like to see featured here, please contact Phil Groom, our webmaster, via his blog, facebook or twitter. If your photo includes children, please ensure that you have parental or guardian permission for the picture to be used here. Thank you.
Some views of St Andrew's in the early summer sunshine: these are the views you don't usually see unless you wander around the churchyard - the west end and the north side churchyard (June 2015).
Each year at St Andrew's we hold an evening Carol service shortly before Christmas with refreshments in the form of mulled wine and mince pies. Since 2012 the service has been accompanied by Bedford Brass and has become a not-to-be-missed event on the Church calendar: look out for the date of this year's service on our Services and Events page.
St Andrew's Crib, Epiphany 2015
Remembrance Day 2014
Remembrance Day Flower Display in the Church Porch, 2014
St Andrew's Churchyard
In the Snow (Winter 2011)
Part of St Andrew's Churchyard in the early November sunshine (2014)
The Lady Chapel
For more pictures inside St Andrew's, please visit our History page.
Fair Trade Stall
Our Fair Trade Stall is usually available after the morning service on the second Sunday of each month, in the church hall. We stock a variety of fair trade products, mostly from Traidcraft, including tea, coffee, breakfast cereals (muesli), chocolate, Geobars and cookies.