St Andrew's Notices
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..
Christmas Coffee Morning
Saturday 2 December, 10.30am-12.30pm
With gift stall and carol singing
As well as fresh coffee and home-made cakes, there
will be gifts and Christmas fare, children’s crafts and
festive music to enjoy. Proceeds will go to the RNLI &
St Andrew’s. The Coffee Morning will be run by Delta Dames.
Thank you to all those who supported the November Coffee Morning—a total of £276 was raised (shared between The Royal British Legion and St Andrew’s). Also, the collection tins for the Poppy products at church totalled £131.68—The Royal British Legion express sincere thanks for your support.
Do you have a spare couple of hours once a month to help with our Friday Lunch Club? We need help setting up, serving and clearing up. Please let Viv Thornton know (01992 584004). Thank you
Christmas Dieci—East Herts Concert Band:
On Saturday 2 December come and enjoy a selection of festive music and arrangements from East Herts Concert Band at St Andrew’s, conducted by Al Nunn. Starts 7.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm). Includes raffle and interval refreshments. Tickets, £10 adults, £5 under 16s, from Charles Ledsam (07771 841012; firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Parish Office (email@example.com ; 01992 504373). Please speak to Charles if you could offer a raffle prize or plate of food for the interval. Thank you.
We are looking for more servers to help at the 10.30am Sunday Eucharist. Servers carry the cross and the candles and assist the clergy at the altar to enable the service to flow. Full training is given and we work on a rota basis. Please speak to Penny (01992 589622) or one of the servers for more details.
Alone on Christmas Day?
Come and join us at Sele School for lunch and entertainment. Transport provided if needed. Lunches can be taken to the housebound. Application forms at the back of St Andrew’s Church. Volunteers are needed to serve food and provide entertainment and transport. Contact Janet Bird (firstname.lastname@example.org; 01992 587544).
St Andrew’s mugs:
Bone china Hertford St Andrew mugs are on sale—a lovely gift for Christmas. £6 each. Please see Viv (01992 584004).
Big Christmas card:
There will be a large card at church from Advent Sunday on which you are invited to add your Christmas wishes to everyone at St Andrew’s (and if it saves you pennies in cards/stamps, you could make a donation to your chosen charity).
The Hertford “Grass Money” Charity makes an annual distribution just before Christmas each year. The benefits are limited to people resident within Hertford who are living on a low income. Please see the details on the notice board by the Church Office door.
Join us on Saturday 9 December for our monthly prayer gathering—starting at 8.00am with breakfast in the St Andrew’s Centre, followed at 8.30am with prayers in the Chapel. Please note that next year Breathe will revert to meeting on the first Saturday of the month, starting on 6 January.
A big thank you to the kind people who have saved used stamps in memory of Lorna Peet. I will be putting the box at the back of church again in mid-December for your used Christmas stamps. Alma
Thank you for your continued donations for local people in crisis. There is a new Harvest shopping list for the Hertford & District Foodbank—you can find this on posters and flyers in church. We continue to accept food at St Andrew’s but do check your local supermarket as many also take Foodbank donations, with some topping-up donations.
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).
Is there a hymn that you always enjoy singing and haven’t heard in a while? Let us know what your request is by filling in the slip of paper on the back pew in the church. You can also email your request directly to Alan (email@example.com). Thank you. Hazel Risby
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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