Lent, Holy Week & Easter


Ash Wednesday, 1 March
10.30am Holy Communion with imposition of ashes
8.00pm Holy Communion with imposition of ashes

Lent Events (replacing the previous 'Lent Lunches')
Hertford & District Churches Together: An opportunity to explore each other's churches in fellowship and raise funds for Christian Aid
Please click here for details

A Quiet Day in Lent

Saturday 1 April, 10.00am - 3.00pm at 39 Port Hill, Bengeo
In the busyness of life, an opportunity to prepare and reflect in beautiful surroundings. Short reflections followed by time to relax, read or enjoy the gardens. Spaces limited - please book a place with Phil via the St Andrew's Church Office (Tel: 01992 504373 ; Email: standrew.hertford@btinternet.com). All you need to bring with you on the day is a packed lunch.

Mothering Sunday All Age Service
26 March, 10.30am
A special All Age service, with Choir and Organ, at which the children give a pot plant to every woman in the congregation to mark Mothering Sunday.

Holy Week

Palm Sunday, 9 April
8.00am  Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30am  Holy Communion (not All Age)
The congregation is invited to begin the service outside the church, weather permitting. For those who are able to join this, we will process into church through the West Doors. At 10.30am, Rev. Alan Stewart and the Choir with lead everyone inside as the service begins.

Monday 10 April
8.00pm 'A vigil for Peace'

Tuesday 11 April
8.00pm  A Meditation for Holy Week

Wednesday 12 April
10.30am Holy Communion
8.00pm  Taizé service
A candle-lit service for Holy Week in the style of Taizé

Maundy Thursday
8.00pm  Holy Communion, with washing of feet, followed by Tenebrae & watch ’til midnight
Tenebrae is a candle-lit medieval service of the shadows

Good Friday
9.30am  Refreshments at Hertford URC, Cowbridge,

Drinks and buns, followed by the Walk of Witness to Bircherley Green - all welcome.
10.30am  Open-Air Service at Bircherley Green
People of all denominations come together for this special half-hour service, singing together, praying as one body and listening to the Gospel. Do come along for this special experience.
The Three Hours at St Andrew's
From 12noon - music, readings and reflections focussed on The Stations of the Cross
From 2.00pm - worship led by the Choir

EasterCrossEaster Sunday
5.30am Dawn Service at St Mary's, Hertingfordbury 
With the lighting of the first fire of Easter, followed by breakfast at The Rectory. In the early hours of Easter Sunday, just as the dawn is rising, travel with us as we re-enact the journey of the women who first went to the tomb. We begin in darkness in the church and then move outside where we light the first fire of the day. Please bring with you a torch and a noise-maker.

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) at St Andrew's

10.30am All-Age Holy Communion at St Andrew's
with an Easter Egg Hunt (please remember to bring a fresh flower to decorate the cross and a noise-maker)

Easter Monday Pilgrimage
On 17 April, St Albans Cathedral is hosting an Easter Monday Pilgrimage, with picnic and games from 1.00pm in the Abbey Orchard, and a service at 3.00pm. To see the poster, and a link to more information, please click here.
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