St Andrew's Notices
Every week we print notices in The Messenger, our Sunday service sheet. Here, you'll find the notices that are published there, along with any we haven't been able to include on paper. Please check this page regularly for updates..
Christian Aid Week: Instead of collecting envelopes for Christian Aid Week this year, there will be a street collection in Salisbury Sq and Maidenhead St on 13 and 27 May. If anyone can spare an hour or two to hold a collecting tin on either of those days, please let Jo Willis know (01992 551675). Thanks
A walk for Christian Aid will take place on 13 May from 9.30am at Wodson Park, covering 21km. Registration details can be found via www.christianaidwalk.org (don’t add ‘.uk’, this will take you to the old website). Chris Seward
Our next Ground Faith Day is on Saturday 20 May. We will need help with high-level church cleaning and work in the garden, so if you can spare any time between 10.00am —3.00pm, please join us. Refreshments and lunch provided!
Grateful thanks to all those who contributed financially or who gave of their time to provide and arrange the lovely Easter flowers. Donations to the flower fund are always most welcome —they may be for anniversaries, birthdays, in memoriam or simply for the decoration of our beautiful church. Carol Kemp
Interchurch Sele Farm Prayer Group: Every fourth Tuesday of the month, a time to meet others who live near or have an interest in Sele Farm and pray together for the area. For more details please email John or Claire Wacher at email@example.com.
St Mary’s Parish Breakfast:
Don’t miss this annual culinary and social event! Very kindly hosted by Robin & Helen at The Fobury, St Mary’s Lane, Hertingfordbury (adjacent to the church) on Saturday 29 April. From 8.30am: full english, smoked salmon & scrambled eggs, bacon rolls etc… From 11.00am: morning coffee, crossants etc… All proceeds to St Mary’s funds. Everyone is welcome.
Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) will be held at St Andrew’s on Sunday 30 April at 12noon. This is our meeting, for every member of St Andrew’s, the one time in the year when we are called to gather together to elect Churchwardens and appoint new members of the PCC, talk about the year that has passed and plans for the year to come. You’ll find some printed reports at the back of the church to look at prior to Sunday—these are also available to look at on the St Andrew’s website.
Dome to Dome: Emily and Matilda Moore are taking part in the Young Life 30-mile charity bike ride, Dome to Dome on Sunday 11 June. The course runs from St Paul’s Cathedral to Haileybury Chapel and the money raised is for local young people, a camp spot and for Young Life to continue its work with teenagers. If you would like to sponsor Emily and Matilda, please see them with their sponsor forms after the 10.30am service on Sunday or please get in touch with Harriet (01992 302178). Thank you.
Your Time, Your Space—SHAKE After-School Club is back!
Please see details here.
Phoenix Open House for FutureHope:
Please drop in for a few minutes, drink coffee, eat cake and support this very worthy cause with the launch of 2017 Phoenix products (cards, stationery, gift-wrap). Tuesday 25 April, 10.00am to 8.00pm at 6 Glovers Close, Hertford SG13 8DT. If you can’t make it that day, you can place an order that will still count towards the fundraising. Contact Carmen Hollis: Tel: 01992 558210 ; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Living Hope Evening:
The Carter Family invite you to hear more about the work of Living Hope, the South African Charity that they served with in 2010. Avril Thomas will be sharing the inspiring story of the charity at 33 Cecil Road on 25 April at 8.00pm. RSVP: email@example.com
Mental Health Awareness Workshops:
There are two MIND workshops happening at the St Andrew’s Centre on Saturday 6 May; one is a more general session on mental health issues (12.30-2.30pm) and the other is based on health concerns for teenagers and recognising the signs (3.00-5.00pm). The cost is £5 per workshop. More details are on posters in church and on this website. Please speak to Catherine Sleath to book a place: 01992 537867 or use the sign-up sheet at the back of the church. There are a few spaces left.
Is prayer a struggle?
Do you feel guilty that you don’t pray enough or get bored when you do? Prayer can change the world… by first changing us; it is the oxygen of the church. You are invited to three nights of teaching and inspiration, called A House or Prayer, followed by a Taizé-style Service on Ascension Day. Monday 22—Thursday 25 May, 8.00-9.15pm at St Andrew’s Church. Please make this a priority.
Please note, it’s been decided that there will no longer be a monthly Compline service on Thursday evenings.
Is there a hymn that you always enjoy singing and haven’t heard in a while? Let us know what your request is by filling in the slip of paper on the back pew in the church. You can also email your request directly to Alan (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you. Hazel Risby
Please see the page about our local Foodbank for information on how and what you can donate and how you can be helped.
St Andrew’s Library:
Please take a look at the library book trolley in the North Transept—it is there at all times for you to peruse the books and choose a title or two to borrow. Carol Crowhurst.
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