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Worship and Prayer

Worship at home or in church


While continuing with our Zoom services, we are delighted to be able to offer worship inside our buildings again.

Here's the pattern of services at the moment:
Sundays
8.00am Communion Service at St Andrew’s using the Book of Common Prayer
9.15am Communion Service at St Mary’s Hertingfordbury (our sister church) with musical accompaniment
10.30am Communion Service at St Andrew's with musical accompaniment
10.30am Zoom Service
7.00pm Zoom Service
Wednesdays
10.30am Zoom Service
8.00pm Meditation & Mindfulness on Zoom
Thursday Holy Communion, 11.00am at All Saints'
While we are unable to offer a mid-week service inside St Andrew's, All Saints' Church in Hertford welcomes you to Thursday Holy Communion at 11.00am.
 

The return of 10.30am Sunday worship inside St Andrew's

The 10.30am Sunday Service at St Andrew’s has now resumed and you can book here:
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What can I expect when worshipping inside church?

We are following guidance from both the government and the Diocese to make the church as safe and as welcoming as possible. We are having to adapt as the guidance changes, so please bear with us as we begin our usual services. Things will be different but we can assure you of a very warm welcome and heartfelt worship.

Please note:

  • You will need to wear a face covering unless you have an exemption and will be asked to sanitise your hands as you come in. You will be directed to a socially distanced place to sit.
  • We are looking at how we can safely re-introduce some children’s activities and choral music, but initially there will be no congregational singing and children will need to sit with their family. The Children’s Corner will not be in use.
  • There will be no physical sharing of the Peace and at Communion please wait until you are invited to come forward. Communion will be in one kind only.
  • There will be a collection plate at the back of the church. There is also the Giving by Text option and, in time, donations will also be possible through a card reader that will be installed.
  • Toilets will be available.
  • Everyone is welcome, but please do not come to church if you are self-isolating, or if you, or anyone in your household, are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of Covid-19 (such as a fever, cough, lack of taste/smell).
     

As you can imagine, there’s much to consider and we’ll learn as we go along. Please do pray for all those involved in preparing our buildings for a safe return.
 


 

St Andrew's at home

 

Regular worship on Zoom

Our church family joins together every week via Zoom - there are more details here
Sunday Eucharist 10.30am
Sunday Compline 7.00pm

Wednesday Eucharist 10.30am
Wednesday Meditation & Mindfulness 8.00pm

 

How to join us on Zoom

We are sharing time and worship together through the wonders of Zoom. Those on our mailing list will receive an invitation via email in advance of the event, allowing them to join in at the right time.  If you're not already on our mailing list, please email the church office: standrew.hertford@btinternet.com.

You can find out more about how Zoom works here.
 

Mindfulness

A rough guide for tough times - Rev. Alan offers us a guide to mindfulness.
 

Breathe

Our monthly prayer meeting, called Breathe, meets on the first Saturday of each month - now on Zoom. You will find more details on our Breathe page.
 

The Prayer of Stillness

A brief guide by Rev. Wendy Sellers to The Prayer of Stillness, as practiced by the Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer.


Daily Hope phone line

DH Freephone

Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind. Daily Hope information here.