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In March 2020, we began sharing a Thought for the Day in our WhatsApp group, on our Facebook page and via our church email. The thoughts were written by members from both congregations (St Andrew's and St Mary's), with each author submitting their work every day for a week. 

Thought for the Day has paused for the time being.

Thought for the Day for Holy Week and Easter 2022

Thought for the day for Holy Week and Easter 2022

Thought for the Day 2021

Advent Thought for the Day

We took a break from Thought for The Day during November.

October 2021
Thought for the day: 25-31 October (Andrew Goodman)
Thought for the day: 18-24 October (Jo Willis)
Thought for the day: 11-17 October (Rod Willis)
Thought for the day: 4-10 October (Jenny Mutch)

September 2021
Thought for the day: 27 September - 3 October (Forbes Mutch)
Thought for the day: 20-26 September (Melanie Seward)
Thought for the day: 13-19 September (Harold Chaplin)
Thought for the day: 6-12 September (Rev. Bill Church)

August 2021
Thought for the day took a break in August.

July 2021
Thought for the day: 26 July - 1 August (Phil Probert)
Thought for the day: 19-25 July (Paul Attridge)
Thought for the day: 12-18 July (Colin Harding)
Thought for the day: 5-11 July (Rev. Alan Stewart)

June 2021
Thought for the day: 29 June-4 July (Sam Chaplin)
Thought for the day: 21-28 June (Katie Seaton)
Thought for the day: 14-20 June (Stephane McCarthy)
Thought for the day: 7-13 June (Maria Henriksson-Bell)

May 2021
Thought for the day: 31 May - 6 June (Rev. Bill Church)
Thought for the day: 24-30 May (Andrew Goodman)
Thought for the day: 17-23 May (Jenny Mutch)
Thought for the day: 10-16 May (Paul Attridge)
Thought for the day: 3-9 May (Rosemary Willis)

April 2021
Thought for the day: 26 April-2 May (Phil Probert)
Thought for the day: 19-25 April (Katie Seaton)
Thought for the day: 12-18 April (Claire Goodman)
Thought for the day: 5-11 April

Thought for the Day in Lent

February 2021
Thought for the day: 8-14 February (Albie... with some help from Rev. Wendy)
Thought for the day: 1-7 February (Rev. Bill Church)

January 2021
Thought for the day: 25-31 January (Stephane McCarthy)
Thought for the day: 18-24 January (Andrew Goodman)
Thought for the day: 11-17 January (Jane Eldred)

Earlier Thoughts

You'll find Thought for the Day contributions from 2020 here.

TFTD Book PosterEvery Storm Runs Out of Rain - a book of our thoughts


Specially selected and edited by the authors as a reminder of the support, comfort and guidance offered by the Church during lockdown.

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Hello and welcome to St Andrew's. If you are new, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

No one belongs here more than you.

We look forward to meeting you! Here's some information so that if you're planning a visit you know beforehand what to expect on a Sunday morning.  We have other pages telling you more About Us, our approach to Faith and our Online services.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details below) for our main Sunday Service starting at 10.30am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you find a parking space and can settle in before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team who will be wearing a Welcome Badge.

Plan your journey:
While, unfortunately, St Andrew's does not have its own carpark, there is a council-run pay and display carpark a short distance along St Andrew Street, to the east of the church; there is no charge for parking in this carpark on Sundays, but please check for charges on other days.

This is a useful East Herts Council website page for full details of parking in Hertford.

There are single yellow lines outside the church with parking restrictions, but some 30-minute parking bays are situated on the opposite side of the road for short stays (longer on Sundays).

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Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There is a disabled toilet towards the back of the church, behind the kitchen.

Our Service

The service will usually begin promptly at 10.30am and will last between 60 and 75 minutes. We enjoy the presence of an excellent choir who help us sing hymns (modern and traditional) as well as provide anthems and special songs through the period of communion. We have a traditional organ but also benefit from music played on the piano and by our band (eg on the Second Sunday of each month when we have an All-Age Service in which our children and young people are fully involved).

Each 10.30am service includes a sermon, prayers and eucharist.

After the service, everyone is invited for coffee and conversation - some like to stay for a  quick chat while others remain in the church for a longer time.


Children and Young People

We have a great programme lined up for our children. This is organised by our Family, Children and Youth Worker, Tracy Plumpton, who is always delighted to welcome new faces. Those arriving before their first service at St Andrew’s can ask to see Tracy or one of the other leaders.

We really value worshipping God together as a family, so children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service before being invited to leave for the young people's activities after the first hymn. You will need to go with your children to their groups and register them as part of our child safety policy.

The children and young people then return to the main service in time to join the eucharist and, if confirmed, take Holy Communion or, if not, receive a blessing. We offer a grape or a little box of raisins to children being blessed at the altar.

There is a Children's Corner in church where you can go at any time. You will find books, toys and drawing materials there.

Toilet and baby-change facilities are located at the back of church, behind the kitchen.

Junior Church celebration

Getting Connected

Home Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week. Check out Home Groups on our website and see if there’s one that you could join. Alternatively, speak to a member of the Welcome Team who will give you the information that you need.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. Please contact Phil in the Church Office.

What we describe above reflects our normal practice on Sunday mornings. However, since March 2020 we have had to adopt new ways of organising ourselves - here you'll find the most up-to-date guidance about Worshipping inside church.
Get in touch with us
If you have any questions, please do get in touch. You'll find our contact details here.

We hope that you will feel at home at our church.