Every week we print notices in The Messenger, our Sunday service sheet. Here, you'll find the notices that are published there, along with any we haven't been able to include on paper. Please check this page regularly for updates..
“Why, God?”
Holding onto a good God in a broken world
Thursday 23 May, 7.30pm for 8.00pm in the St Andrew’s Centre
Emma Dipper is Lecturer in Theology of Suffering and Persecution at All Nations Christian College in Ware. She has extensive experience in working with persecuted communities around the world and speaking internationally on the subject of suffering to diverse audiences. Tickets £5, incl refreshments, available from Phil in the church office or contact Viv:

Thy Kingdom Come
Join the global wave of prayer

Between Ascension and Pentecost, 30 May—9 June,
communities and churches around the world are gathering together to pray
that God’s Kingdom of peace and reconciliation would come.

At St Andrew’s...
 During daylight hours there will be an
opportunity to pray creatively in church. An
all-age sensory Lord’s Prayer activity will be set up in the North Transept,
with other imaginative opportunities for prayer in the Chapel.

Ascension Day, 30 May, 8.00pm
A communion service in the style of Taizé
Steve Knightley—Live at St Andrew’s:
We are delighted to be welcoming Steve Knightley to St Andrew's on Friday 14 June. As the frontman and songwriter of British folk heavyweights Show of Hands, Steve Knightley boasts an impressive back catalogue. He’s regularly cited by emerging artists as a source of inspiration. Tickets (£18) are available online from

There is a special evening at the Hertford Club, Bull Plain, on Sunday 2 June. Keith Acheson loved his folk music and local musicians will be playing songs to celebrate the life of a good friend. All are welcome to this informal event.

Table Tennis equipment: 
If you have any surplus table tennis bats or balls, or could perhaps donate some new ones, these would be really helpful for use with Shake After-
School Club and our Coffee Mornings. Please speak to Tracy or to Phil. Thank you. 

Help needed at OASIS Cafe:
OASIS is a cafe at the front of the Methodist Church in Hertford. It is run by volunteers from churches across the town. It’s been open for nearly 9 years and more people are needed to join the team. Please come along and see whether you could spend some time once a week or fortnightly the other side of the hatch. For more information, speak to Chris Lawn (01992 552669) or Anthea (01992 421784).

We continue to receive regular donations for the Hertford & District Foodbank at St Andrew’s — thank you. Please check the Foodbank page here.


Wednesday Welcome:
Come along to St Andrew’s any time between 2.00-4.00pm on Wednesdays - a space to read, work on a jigsaw, play cards or dominoes, enjoy a cuppa. Families welcome.

Safeguarding at St Andrew’s:
Catherine Sleath is our Safeguarding Officer and you can read her report to the APCM on the Church website. 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).

Send us your hymn choice!
Is there a hymn that you enjoy singing and haven’t heard in a while? Let us know your request by filling in the slip of paper on the back pew in the church. You can also email your request to Alan (

St Andrew’s Library:
Please take a look at the library book trolley near the church entrance—it is there at all times for you to peruse the books and choose a title or two to borrow. Carol Crowhurst.

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