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On the first Saturday of the month


While our monthly Coffee Morning can't happen inside the church, what's to stop us enjoying a cuppa and some cake at home instead? 

You may be meeting (safely distanced, of course!) in a garden or open space with a small number of family or friends. But, if not, while you're enjoying a brew, why not make a call and catch up on the phone, on Skype or on Zoom, send someone an email and check in with them...

We know it's not the same as being with each other in person at church. But those days WILL come again - and won't we enjoy them all the more!

You'll find some recipe ideas on this page, along with quizzes and other updates each month.     
 

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Something a bit different to cake or biscuits - here's an easy twist on the classic key lime pie; a make-ahead dessert with a wonderfully summery taste all year-round. Recipe by Emily Angle. The recipe is available in pdf format here or on the BBC Food website.


 

Food Quiz

Test yourself on your knowledge of the food of the British Isles with his 20-question quiz! 
Food Quiz
Once you've had a go at answering all the questions, here are the answers...!
ANSWERS Food Quiz
 

Cream Tea

Cream Tea
Why not enjoy a classic Cream Tea!

You could find the ready-made scones, cream and jam in the supermarket, or you could make the scones or jam yourself. Here's a BBC Food recipe for making scones which includes a helpful How-to-video.

The recipe is also available in pdf format here


Tea Quiz

Sticking with the 'tea' theme, if you'd like to challenge yourself with a quiz, here's one for you - do you know Tea to a 'T'?
Tea Quiz 
Once you've had a go at answering all the questions, here are the answers...!
ANSWERS Tea Quiz

 


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With many thanks to Hannah for sharing a wonderful Sophie Dahl recipe for moreish gluten-free chocolate cake with summer berries. Our mouths are watering already...
Recipe available in pdf format here and with full-colour guide on the BBC Food website


Prue Leith's Muscovado flapjacks
Great British Bake Off Judge Prue Leith helps you bake a traditional treat while you stay at home.
Flapjacks recipe here

Cryptic Quiz!

May's Coffee Morning was going to have a literary theme. So, here is a Cryptic Literary Quiz for you to have a go at at home. With thanks to Maria for putting it together.

Keen to know how many of the answers you have guessed correctly? Here are the Cryptic Literary Quiz ANSWERS!

 
Our regular Coffee Mornings at church raise funds for St Andrew's and for other charities each month. Details about how you can donate to St Andrew's are available here.
 
2019 Coffee MorningsCoffee Morning photo
5 January - run by St Andrew's Choir in aid of Choir funds
2 February - run by Connect Bible Study Group in aid of St Andrew's Church funds
2 March - run by the Plumpton Family in aid of Prostate Cancer UK
6 April - run by Toddler Group in aid of Christian Aid (part of the 'Lent Events' season)
4 May - run by Mission Committee in aid of Skateistan 
1 June - in aid of The Shelo Foundation
6 July - run by the Flower Arranging Team in aid of Carers in Herts
3 August - supporting The Samaritans
7 September - run by the men of the congregation, with a 'B' theme, supporting the Save Beane Marshes campaign
5 October - The World's Biggest Coffee Morning, run by Women of St Andrew's and fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support, with stall holders selling hand-made crafts and eco-products
2 November - run by Hertford St Andrew's Community Trust (HStACT) in aid of The Royal British Legion, with charity Christmas cards, gifts and crafts, Hertford Museum stall and Poppy Appeal
7 December - Christmas Coffee Morning - charity cards, gifts, crafts, seasonal music and more
 
 
Glenys
Hello and welcome to St Andrew's. If you are new, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning. During the period of Covid-19, please see the information at the bottom of this page.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details below) for our main Sunday Service starting at 10.30am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you find a parking space and can settle in before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team who will be wearing a Welcome Badge.

Plan your journey:
Unfortunately, St Andrew's does not have its own carpark. However, there is a council-run pay and display carpark a short distance along St Andrew Street, to the east of the church - there is no charge for parking in this carpark on Sundays, but please check for charges on other days.

This is a useful East Herts Council website page for full details of parking in Hertford.

There are single yellow lines outside the church with parking restrictions, but some 30-minute parking bays are situated on the opposite side of the road for short stays (longer on Sundays).

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Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There is a disabled toilet towards the back of the church, behind the kitchen.

Our Service

The service will usually begin promptly at 10.30am and will last between 60 and 75 minutes. We enjoy the presence of an excellent choir who help us sing hymns (modern and traditional) as well as provide anthems and special songs through the period of communion. We have a traditional organ but also benefit from music played on the piano and by our band (eg on the Second Sunday of each month when we have an All-Age Service in which our children and young people are fully involved).

Each 10.30am service includes a sermon, prayers and eucharist.

After the service, everyone is invited for coffee and conversation - some like to stay for a  quick chat while others remain in the church for a longer time.

Communion

Children and Young People

We have a great programme lined up for our children. This is organised by our Family, Children and Youth Worker, Tracy Plumpton, who is always delighted to welcome new faces. Those arriving before their first service at St Andrew’s can ask to see Tracy or one of the other leaders.

We really value worshipping God together as a family, so children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service before being invited to leave for the age appropriate activities after the first hymn. You will need to go with your children to their groups and register them as part of our child safety policy.

The children and young people then return to the main service in time to join the eucharist and, if confirmed, take Holy Communion or, if not, receive a blessing.

There is a Children's Corner in church where you can go at any time. You will find books, toys and drawing materials there.

Toilet and baby-change facilities are located at the back of church, behind the kitchen.

Junior Church celebration

Getting Connected


Home Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week. Check out Home Groups on our website and see if there’s one that you could join. Alternatively, speak to a member of the Welcome Team who will give you the information that you need.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. Please contact Phil in the Church Office.

SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS DURING COVID-19:
What we describe above reflects our normal practice on Sunday mornings. However, since March 2020 we have had to adopt new ways of organising ourselves. For up-to-date information about current services (in church and online via Zoom), please look at details on our Worship and Prayer Page and note that we ask you to book places at our 10.30am Sunday Service in church (book here). Everyone entering the church is asked to wear a face covering (don’t worry if you forget, we have a supply by the entrance door!).
 
Get in touch with us
If you have any questions, please do get in touch. You'll find our contact details here.

We hope that you will feel at home at our church.