Lent, Holy Week & Easter 


Ash Wednesday, 6 March
10.30am Holy Communion with imposition of ashes
8.00pm Holy Communion with imposition of ashes

Lent Events
Hertford & District Churches Together: An opportunity to explore each other's churches in fellowship and raise funds for Christian Aid. Events can be found on this poster or please check the Notices page for more details about events coming up.

A Quiet Day in Lent

Saturday 9 March, 10.00am - 3.00pm at The Grove, Port Hill, Bengeo
In the busyness of life, an opportunity to prepare and reflect in beautiful surroundings. Short reflections followed by time to relax, read or enjoy the gardens. Spaces limited - please book a place with Phil via the St Andrew's Church Office (Tel: 01992 504373 ; Email: standrew.hertford@btinternet.com). All you need to bring with you on the day is a packed lunch.


Mothering Sunday All Age Service
31 March, 10.30am
A special All Age service, with Choir and Organ, at which the children give a plant to every woman in the congregation to mark Mothering Sunday.


Holy Week

Palm Sunday, 14 April
8.00am  Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30am  Holy Communion 
The congregation is invited to begin the service outside the church, weather permitting. For those who are able to join this, we will process into church through the West Doors. At 10.30am, Rev. Alan Stewart and the Choir with lead everyone inside as the service begins.

Monday 15 April
8.00pm The Seven Last Words from the Cross
The Gospels record seven phrases or 'words' of Jesus from the cross. This service will explore those using the music of Joseph Haydn, meditations of Timothy Radcliffe and poems of Ruth Padel. There will be space for silence as we reflect on the last utterances of Jesus before his death, and what they might mean for us.

Tuesday 16 April
8.00pm Taizé service
A candlelit service for Holy Week in the style of Taizé

Wednesday 17 April
10.30am Holy Communion
8.00pm  A Meditation for Holy Week

Maundy Thursday
8.00pm  Holy Communion followed by Tenebrae & watch ’til 10 o'clock
Tenebrae is a candle-lit medieval service of the shadows

Good Friday
10.00am  Good Friday Walk of Witness The plan is to start at Hertford Methodist Church, Ware Road, process via the Quaker Meeting House and finish with refreshments at the United Reformed Church, Cowbridge.
The Three Hours at St Andrew's
From 12noon - music and reflection
From 2.00-3.00pm - worship led by the Choir
7.00pm - East Herts Church Choir Association Good Friday Service
A special service for Good Friday at which sections of Karl Jenkins' Requiem will be sung.

Easter Day

5.30am Dawn Service at St Mary's, Hertingfordbury 
With the lighting of the first fire of Easter. In the early hours of Easter Sunday, just as the dawn is rising, travel with us as we re-enact the journey of the women who first went to the tomb. We begin in darkness in the church and then move outside where we light the first fire of the day. Please bring with you a torch and a noise-maker.

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) at St Andrew's

10.30am Holy Communion at St Andrew's - ALL AGE
An all-age service, with choir and organ and activities for children. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt at the end of the service. Please remember to bring a fresh flower to decorate the cross.


Easter Monday Pilgrimage

On 22 April, join pilgrims from across St Albans Diocese to celebrate the Risen Christ on Easter Monday at St Albans Cathedral. People gather from 2.00pm; service starts at 3.00pm. For more details, please click here.