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Here are some of the recordings made by our St Andrew's Choir...


Recordings 2021

Here are some more recordings from our Choir, many of which have been made remotely, while it wasn't possible to rehearse together in person. Jane Eldred edited the voices and music together specially!

Blessing Song: May the God of Hope
(Vocals: Joseph Bunney, Aimee Wacher, Peter Sharman, Albert Henriksson-Bell, May Muhr, Sophie Bourner; Flute: Bethan Sleath; Clarinet: Megan Sleath; Viola: Jane Eldred; Piano: Harold Chaplin)
The Lord's my Shepherd (Townend)
Here, O my Lord
When I survey the wondrous cross
As the deer pants for the water

 

A Christmassy Recording

This is St Andrew's Choir singing Once in Royal David's City for our Carol Service on 20 December 2020. The wonderful solo is by Peter Sharman.
 
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Music Group Recordings

Thank you to our St Andrew's Music Group for recording some hymns to be used with our Zoom worship. You can listen to them here:

  
Holy spirit, living breath of God.mp3
St Andrew's Music Group,
Come down, O love divine.mp3
St Andrew's Music Group,


Arrangements: St Andrew's Music Group
Producer, keyboards, flute, backing vocals: Katie Seaton
Guitar, vocals, cajon: John Wacher 
Viola, backing vocals: Jane Eldred 
Vocals: Maria Henriksson-Bell

Come down, O love divine: Music - Vaughan Williams; Translation - Richard F Littledale.
Holy spirit, living breath of God: Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

 

Easter 2020 recordings by Jane and Colin Eldred

Recording layers of harmony
Jane learned how to use of special software during the first lockdown and she and Colin were able to record multi-tracks - recording things in 4 and 5 parts between us. The recordings below include the anthem that would have been sung on Easter Sunday (The angel rolled that stone away), plus some others. Christ the Lord is risen again is the anthem we might have sung on the Sunday after Easter.

  
This joyful Eastertide.mp3
Jane and Colin Eldred,
Christ the Lord is risen again!.mp3
Jane and Colin Eldred,
O nata lux - Tallis.mp3
Jane and Colin Eldred,
The angel rolled that stone away.mp3
Jane and Colin Eldred,
 

For more details contact the Musical Director, Jane Eldred: 01992 503658

Glenys
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.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning. During the period of Covid-19, please see the information at the bottom of this page.

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:
Unfortunately, St Andrew's does not have its own carpark. However, 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.

Communion

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 age appropriate 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.

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.

SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS DURING COVID-19:
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. For up-to-date information about current services (in church and online via Zoom), please look at details on our Worship and Prayer Page.
 
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.