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..
St Mary’s Arts and Crafts Weekend
Wendy Sellers—Ordination at St Albans Cathedral:
with Family Fun Day, 6-8 July:
7-9pm Open Evening with music and stalls
Cream Teas and stalls
2-5pm Children’s Arts and Crafts Trail
3pm Teddy bear zip-wire challenge
9.15am All-age service
3pm open-air service and tea party
with a joint welcome to the St Mary’s and St Andrew’s parishes for Wendy Sellers, our new Deacon
To submit artwork of any kind and on any theme,
please contact email@example.com
Wendy, who was with us here on Trinity Sunday, will be ordained Deacon on Sunday 1 July. She has asked that we will all remember her in our prayers during the coming weeks as well as on the 1st. There will be a joint welcome to the St Mary’s and St Andrew’s parishes for Wendy at the 3.00pm open-air service on Sunday 8 July at St Mary's (see above).
Ivy Buck warmly thanks everyone at St Andrew's for their very generous birthday greetings, cards, flowers and good wishes, and for the quarter peal of bells. Ivy has had a wonderful and very memorable 100th birthday and is deeply grateful for the support, encouragement and friendship she always receives at St Andrew's.
The next Messy Church will be on Sunday 1 July (not 24 June) - so join us at St Andrew’s School from 3.00pm! Our theme will be ‘Bible roads’ with crafts, games, food, music and stories.
July Coffee Morning:
A summery theme awaits at next month’s St Andrew’s Coffee Morning on 7 July! Flowers, strawberries & cream and some tennis, too… in aid of Mind in Mid Herts, www.mindinmidherts.org.uk.
A walk from St Albans to Westminster in solidarity with refugees and detainees reaches Hertford on 7 July. Come and join the evening event at All Saints’ Church, 7.00pm, including poems, music and specially-written tales. Entry is free so arrive early to be sure of a seat! Flyers available with more information.
Celebration, 8 July:
Thank you to all those who are able to join in the celebration after church on 8 July to acknowledge all the time, energy and effort given by those who enable the children and youth work to happen in the church and beyond. We aim to meet straight after the 10.30am service in the Centre and be finished by 2.00pm, then those who are involved in the 5-a-side football at Richard Hale can head over there. Tracy
Inter-Church 5-a-side Football:
Fancy being part of a local football tournament? Teams of different ages and mixes are welcomed, friends and family can play in a team and it’s not limited to church members! Sunday 8 July, from 2.30pm at Richard Hale School all-weather pitches. To enter your team, or check details, email Colin at firstname.lastname@example.org or text/phone him: 07962 305373. All are welcome to cheer on the teams and applaud the winners. Trophy presentations at approx 5.00pm. Refreshments available. More details can be found on flyers at the back of the church.
Could you volunteer to help at a local CHIPS playscheme? Saturdays and/or school holidays. If you are 12 years or over and would like to support children with additional needs and their siblings, please contact email@example.com. More details on the poster on the notice board.
Holiday at Home:
Aimed primarily at senior citizens who are not able to get away on holiday, Holiday at Home offers fun, friendship, relaxation, delicious meals and entertainment. Mon 6, Tue 7, Thu 9 & Fri 10 August, from 10.00am—4.30pm in the St Andrew’s Centre. Transport provided. £30 (financial assistance may be available). If you are interesting in coming, or you can volunteer to help, please contact Sue Mulligan (01992 421806).
Fundraising for remembrance:
To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the end of WWI on remembrance day this year, Hertford Symphony Orchestra will be putting on a very special concert involving two local school choirs (Presdales and Richard Hale), and HSO are hoping to commission a new work for the school choirs to perform with them. To raise money to fund this, HSO have set up a crowd funding project. If you’d like to support this, please speak to Colin Eldred or go online and visit this website: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/hsonov2018
As part of our weekend Harvest festivities and family-friendly Beer Festival on 8 and 9 September, we are inviting schools and groups from across Hertford to create their very own scarecrow, which will be displayed in the church grounds or nearby. If you are interested in taking part, please pick up a letter from Alan, available at the back of the church, with further details about how to enter. We look forward to meeting your entry!
Lone workers at St Andrew’s:
The PCC have recently adopted a Lone Worker policy. This policy is intended for anyone who does work for St Andrew’s Church alone. This includes, among others, Parish Visitors seeing someone by themselves, flower arrangers and brass cleaners working in church alone, people working on their own in the grounds of the church and volunteers opening and locking the church. We have contacted those we believe are affected by the Policy; if you haven’t heard from us and feel this Policy is applicable to you, please speak to me. There is a copy of the Policy on the notice board by the church office. Catherine Sleath, Safeguarding Officer
Giving to St Andrew's:
The St Andrew's Finance Committee has produced a new giving leaflet which is on display at the back of the church. It contains a standing order and a gift aid form. We would really welcome everyone to review their giving or to consider giving regularly to support the running of the church, the services and mission work. Thank you for your continued support. Debbie Hartnett, Treasurer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
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.
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 (email@example.com).
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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