Hertford St Andrew Magazine


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April 2020


Gifts The present crisis will help to give us a new appreciation of what is important
Coronavirus What has stopped and offers of support
Prayer  Suggestions for daily prayers and information on websites
Church matters including baptisms and funerals
Facebook Fun Tracy is putting activities on the Messy Church Facebook page
Easter  Easter services might be suspended but resurrection is everywhere
I am with you always We can still share in the joy of the resurrection and the new life of Easter in our own homes
Dozy Disciples Chidren's pages
Our World  Poems 
Mindfulness A rough guide for tough times
Hardly any fruit and no jelly Jane gives an update on the scheme to provide evening meals for rough sleepers
Deanery Synod The changes that have taken place at Christ Church, Ware


March 2020

The Best Medicine
Laughter can be a wonderful and healing and infectious part of being human.

Some Services Coming  Up  services at St Andrew's 
Church Matters   including World Day of Prayer and from the Registers. 
further Church Matters  including advice on  Corona Virus precautions 
Are you there God? A personal reflection
Great Music in an Amazing Building
Some members of the choir join in Choral Evensong in St Alban's Cathedral
Wendy Reflects
Wendy reflects on what she has done since she was priested. 
forthcoming Lent activities
A Rosary of Knots for Lent  creating a rosary to encourage us to "Love our Enemies"
Fairport Convention at St Andrew's
concert on Friday 8th May
coffee morning and Toddler Group 
Bereavement Cafe 
an informal monthly drop in for adults who want to meet, share experiences and  chat with people who have also been through bereavement.
Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Services 
Details of services 
Our Roots A poem written by her daughters  as a tribute to Julia Spring 
Rectors of St Andrew's Details  of Rev C Norman Smith
Be warned  The scam involving unrequested subscription to Amazon Prime
Lessons from Aushwitz A speech from the Lessons from Auschwitz programme



February 2020

The lost and found Alan reminds us that God wants us let the 'lost' know that they are worth finding. 
Services  Forthcoming services at St Andrew's 
Beer and Carols Details of the very successful event
Fairport Convention at
St Andrew's

coming to St Andrew's on 8th May
Church  matters  including Sunday Stretch, Funtime Friday and House Blessings
Deanery Synod details of forthcoming training opportunities   
Allsorts including proceeds from the Surplice to rechoirments sale and a talk about Westminster Abbey
Julia Spring an appreciation
Lively Christmas Cheer Forbes Mutch reviews the Melrose Quartet concert. 
Bellringing Myths and Misconceptions   An article  written by Alastair Stracey  and republished as  tribute to him. 
From the registers Details of funerals
World Day of Prayer and an October Retreat A service written by the women of Zimbabwe will be held on 6th March  at the Hertford URC