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Here are some notices that you may find of interest. Please check this page regularly for updates and let us know if you have some news to share...
 

 

Interview with Pauline Rhodes

Tuscany and BeyondSt Andrew's very own Pauline Rhodes has just launched her book, Tuscany & Beyond: a Recovery Journey, with Double Trouble: Living with Mania and Depression.
 Bernie Keyte has been in conversation with Pauline and has made YouTube videos for us featuring some of Pauline's favourite pieces of music interwoven with an interview about the book and mental illness. The interview covers a tough subject, discussed with good natured good humour and lots of practical tips:
Part 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRMTcTxwf7w
Part 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3YC3tAlfz4

For more about the book and how to purchase it, please visit: www.4emspublications.com



* * Martin & Eliza Carthy concert update * *

The concert with Martin and Eliza Carthy that has been postponed from 30 October has been re-scheduled for 22 January 2021. Ticket holders should receive an email with the details.


Toddler Group help needed short-term:

St Andrew's Toddler Group is looking for someone who can help on Thursday mornings while a member of the team is away from December-March. Ideally, you can commit to helping set up at Toddlers, stay and chat to the carers and help tidy away at the end. Please get in touch with Judy Sharman: 01992 423561 / judy.sharman@ntlworld.com

 


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Creation, Saturday 30th at All Saints' Church

Hertford Choral Society will perform the wonderfully uplifting 'Creation' by Haydn on Saturday 30 October 2021, 7.30pm, at All Saints' Church, Hertford SG13 8AY.
Tickets: £16 reserved, £12 unreserved, £4 Students under 25
BOX OFFICE: 07936 719498
Full details: https://www.hertfordchoral.org.uk/


Light Party 2020 a

Light Party, Sunday 31 October, 5.00-6.00pm

At All Saints Church Hertford, for primary-aged children and their families! This is a great outdoor event to bring us all together to have fun.
Bring your wellies, raincoats and umbrellas OR sun hats!! This will be happening come rain or shine. Please let Tracy know if you're coming and how many are in your group (differentiate adults/children) for planning and gifts. More details about the Light Party here.
Email Tracy: standrewstracy@gmail.com
 


Remembering loved ones

If you would like a loved one to be remembered at the All Souls & All Saints Service on 3 November, 10.30am (for those in our parish from years past who have died), or at the Service for the Bereaved on 7 November, 2.00pm (for those who have died in recent years), please write their name on the list at the back of the church or email Phil in the church office: standrew.hertford@btinternet.com

 

Melrose Quartet: A Bright New Year
Xmas pic 2019 (003)Monday 20 December 2021, 7.30pm

We welcome back the fabulous Melrose Quartet for an evening of very festive music and fun - just a few days before Christmas! The band personnel of Nancy Kerr, James Fagan, Jess and Richard Arrowsmith are renowned singers, instrumentalists and composers whose exuberant performances connect immediately with audiences. If you saw them at St Andrew's in 2019, you will welcome their return; if you missed them then, don't miss the opportunity this time! Tickets will be limited to a reduced capacity. Beer, mulled wine and soft drinks will be available from our licensed bar. Please wear a Christmas Jumper if you have one! www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-andrews-church
 

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You can find event and service details, thought for the day, sermons, photos and updates on the St Andrew’s Facebook page.



Safeguarding at St Andrew’s:

Catherine Sleath is our Safeguarding Officer. If you have any questions or concerns relating to safeguarding for people of any age at St Andrew’s, please get in touch with Catherine (01992 537867).

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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.
 
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.