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...
Mick's Coast to Coast Walk for Dementia
Mick Hartnett - a member of our congregation at St Andrew's - is currently walking solo across the breadth of Ireland, the beloved country of his parents, to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society. Mick says, 'I’m walking between 15-20 miles a day, from east to west coast - I got off the ferry at Rosslare on 16 May and, all being well, I will be paddling in the sea at Doolin on 28 May. In honour of my parents, both of whom I lost to dementia, I’m walking via both of their birthplaces on route: Kilkenny (Mum) and Doon (Dad).' If you want to read more or even donate, please visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/michael-hartnett. You can also follow Mick's progress by logging into Facebook and searching for his page: Micks-Coast-to-Coast-walk-for-Dementia
Hertford St Andrew School needs volunteers to help with the Walking Bus
It’s a good way to start the day with fresh air and exercise as well as providing a helping hand to get children to school. Volunteers start at the school at 8.00am and there is roughly a 2km round walk through the estate gathering children for the school. Usually this takes about 40 minutes. School staff are present. We're asking for a one-day-a-week commitment. Please contact Rev Alan Stewart on 01992 582726 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help or need more information. Hertford St Andrew School
First Aid Training
Would you be willing to take part in All-Day First Aid Training for the church? We need people who are prepared to provide First Aid cover at large church events and services, as well as sidespeople and those involved with Junior Church and other young people’s groups. Please contact Shirley Taylor: 01992 302995 / email@example.com. Thank you.
What matters to you?
As part of a parish-wide listening project, we are asking two important questions: 'What matters to you?' and 'What do you hope for?'. Our hope is that these questions will help us in thinking through how we reach out and respond to the priorities and longings of folk within and beyond the church community. Please fill in a card at St Andrew's Church or share your responses with us online: What matters to you?
If you've visited St Andrew's Church in recent weeks, you may have noticed the ladders attached to the spire. We have had repair work being carried out on the tower and the spire by Rodells Ltd. Local photographer, Barry Goodey, took some fantastic photos and footage of the steeplejacks high up at work recently and you can see the images here!
Twelve swift boxes have just been installed in the belfry at St Andrew's! These sit behind louvres and can be very successful way of providing for a colony to build (amazingly, swifts are oblivious to the sound of bells!). Find out more about the new homes we have for swifts at St Andrew's Church.
Coffee Morning and Plant Sale, Saturday 28 May
10.00am - 12noon at Hertford Methodist Church
Plants, coffee, cakes, bric-a-brac and more. In aid of Action for Children & CHIPS (Children's Integrated Playschemes).
St Andrew’s Choir are part of a right Royal musical celebration!
As part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, under the auspices of Herts Festival of Music, St Andrew’s Choir are taking part in a right Royal musical celebration! We will be singing two pieces by ourselves and joining forces with All Saints’ Choir and the Hertford Chamber Choir. We want to fill All Saints with an enthusiastic audience of all ages!
The concert is at 5.30pm on the Bank Holiday Friday, 3 June, and will last about an hour and a quarter. Music to include Handel - Zadok the Priest, Parry - I was glad and the competition-winning Song for the Commonwealth, A life lived with grace. Please come and support your choir and celebrate Her Majesty’s 70-year reign.
St Andrew's June Coffee Morning
On Saturday 4 June
, we welcome you to our Coffee Morning on Platinum Jubilee Weekend. Hosted by Home Educators of Hertfordshire, proceeds will go to ActionAid and St Andrew's Church.
There will be a table top sale, books, crafts and home education supplies. Plus, the St Mary's and St Andrew's Handbell Ringers will perform our National Anthem, among other pieces of music.
Tuesday 7 June, 7.30pm at St Andrew's Church
Mozart’s famous ‘Dissonance’ quartet, considered one of the greatest quartets of all time, is contrasted with two twentieth-century works that are fast becoming classics in their own right. Continuing the HFoM tradition of inviting the most renowned string quartets to perform, we welcome the Maggini quartet to the Festival for the first time. More information and how to book tickets here.
FUTUREhope Open Morning
Saturday 18 June 2022
Come and catch up with FUTUREhope! Drop in and say hello, grab a drink and hear the latest news. Tours of the building and bus will be held every 30 minutes! Pioneer Hall, 11 Ware Road, Hertford SG13 7DZ www.fhhw.org.uk
Railway Day – Appeal for Helpers
Saturday 2 July 2022
Plans are now well underway for our Railway Day at St Andrew’s Church on Saturday 2 July. The event will be held in the church from 10.30am to 4.30pm. We will have 10 model railway layouts as well as static railway models of various gauges, railwayana, displays, pictures and films. There will also be children's activities and refreshments / light lunches.
We are looking for volunteers to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Can you help us on the day?
• 8.00am: helping with unloading and bringing items from cars into church and helping set up
• 10.30-4.30: to act as stewards. (We will work in two hour shifts. You don’t have to stay for 6 hours!)
• 4.30pm: helping with packing up and loading items into cars
No railway expertise is necessary. If you are able to help or would like further information, please contact Kath & Geoff Oates, 01992 535805 or firstname.lastname@example.org
St Mary's Hertingfordbury Family Fun Day
Saturday 9 July, 2.00-4.00pm
SAVE THE DATE!
Cream teas, teddy bear zip wire, build your own rocket, craft and more!
St Andrew's Beer Festival 2022
SAVE THE DATE - Our Beer Festival is back this year on Saturday 10 September, the return of our festival for all the family with cask beers, cider, wine and soft drinks, live music and food. Make sure you have the date in your diary!
Interview with Pauline Rhodes
St Andrew's very own Pauline Rhodes has 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
St Andrew’s Facebook page:
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).