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Sermons will be posted here as often as possible. If you have heard a sermon that you would like more information on please contact the Parish Administrator.

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Sermon recordings

When we have pre-recordings of sermons for our Zoom worship, we will share them here.
 Sermons 2022 
Walk the talk (Melanie Seward) 7 August 2022 (207.9KB)
The sea of anxiety (Rev. Alan Stewart) 31 July 2022 (222.6KB)
Livin' as a Prayer (Rev. Alan Stewart) 24 July 2022 (133.2KB)
Talking like Abraham did (Forbes Mutch) 24 July 2022 (111.3KB)
Mary and Martha (Geoff Oates) 17 July 2022 (155.7KB)
The Good Samaritan (Kath Oates) 10 July 2022 (158.2KB)
Thomas (Rev. Bill Church) 3 July 2022 (179.3KB)
The sin of certainty (Rev. Alan Stewart) 3 July 2022 (163.7KB)
Look kindly on the refugee (Forbes Mutch) 26 June 2022 (125.5KB)
Sermon (Maria Henriksson-Bell) Sunday 22 May 2022 (156.7KB)
Sermon (Maria Henriksson-Bell) Sunday 19 June 2022 (130.0KB)
The still small voice (Kath Oates) 22 June 2022 (125.0KB)
Trinity Sunday (Geoff Oates) 12 June 2022 (434.4KB)
Pentecost Presence, Perspective and Power (Rev Alan Stewart) 5 June 2022 (151.7KB)
Pentecost; Presence, Perspective and Power (Rev Alan Stewart) 5 June 2022 (151.7KB)
What must I do to be saved (Geoff Oates) 29 May 2022 (101.5KB)
Breathing underwater (Rev. Alan Stewart) 29 May 2022 (65.9KB)
Peace at home (Melanie Seward) 22 May 2022 (102.1KB)
In-person sermon (Geoff Oates) Sunday 14 May 2022 (284.4KB)
A New Commandment (Kath Oates) Sunday 14 May 2022 (273.3KB)


 Sermons 2021 
Sermon at St Andrew's (Melanie Seward) 19 December 2021 (245.8KB)
Sermon online (Forbes Mutch) 19 December 2021 (263.8KB)
Online sermon (Melanie Seward) 12 Dec 2021 (119.5KB)
Bible Sunday (Rev. Bill Church) 8 Dec 2021 (43.3KB)
Openhearted (Rev. Alan Stewart) 5 December 2021 (382.9KB)
Sermon 8am Advent Sunday 2021 (Rev. Bill Church) (41.0KB)
Clouds (Geoff Oates) Advent Sunday (429.9KB)
Why do we need a King- (Melanie Seward) 21 November 2021 (170.9KB)
Remembrance Sunday 2021 (Rev. Bill Church) (31.7KB)
Sermon (Maria Henriksson-Bell) Wed 10 Nov 2021 (106.4KB)
Sermon (Forbes Mutch) 7 November 2021 (577.7KB)
The problem with Love (Rev. Alan Stewart) 31 October 2021 (1.3MB)
Climate Change (Rev. Bill Church) October 2021 (38.4KB)
Sermon (M Seward) 24 Oct 2021 (636.7KB)
Sermon (Geoff Oates) 17 October 2021 (667.5KB)
Harvest (Geoff Oates) 10 October 2021 (312.3KB)
Sermon 0800 (Rev. Bill Church) 3 October 2021 (56.7KB)
JUDGES 9 (Rev. Bill Church) (56.5KB)
Scars (Rev. Alan Stewart) 3 October 2021 (364.9KB)
Sermon (Geoff Oates) Sunday 26 September 2021 (55.1KB)


 Sermons 2020 
A call to our hearts (Melanie Seward) 27 Dec 2020 (72.8KB)
Midnight (Rev Wendy Sellers) 24 December 2020 (45.8KB)
Zechariah (Rev. Wendy Sellers) 23 December 2020 (459.2KB)
Angels in High-Vis (Rev. Alan Stewart) 20 December 2020 (550.7KB)
Sermon (Forbes Mutch) Wednesday 16 December 2020 (271.1KB)
Nativity Play (Geoff Oates) Sunday 13 December 2020 (356.4KB)
Sermon (Rev. Bill Church) Wed 9 December 2020 (34.4KB)
Comfort and Joy (Advent) Rev. A Stewart 6 Dec 2020 (358.2KB)
A loving welcome (M Seward) Sunday 6 December 2020 (202.1KB)
Christ the King (Geoff Oates) Sunday 22 November 2020-1 (632.4KB)
Sermon (Rev. Bill Church) Weds 18 Nov 2020 (57.4KB)
What do we do now- (M Seward) 15 November 2020 (150.2KB)
Reassurance in a storm (F Mutch) Wednesday 11 November 2020 (576.1KB)
Remembrance (Rev. Wendy Sellers) 8 Nov 2020 (168.5KB)
Sermon (F Mutch) Wednesday 28 October 2020 (170.4KB)
Sermon (G Oates) Sunday 25 October 2020 (442.8KB)
Sermon (Melanie Seward) Wednesday 21 October (1.7MB)
Sermon St Luke (Rev. Bill Church) Sunday 18 October 2020 (663.6KB)
Sermon St Luke (Rev. Wendy Sellers) Sunday 18 October 2020 (192.3KB)
Sermon (Rev. Bill Church) Weds 7 October 2020 (373.1KB)


 Sermon Series on Healing: 22 Sept-6 Oct 2019 
Healing Sermon four - Legion (MS 06 10 19) (277.3KB)
Healing Sermon three (WS 29 09 19) (276.6KB)
Healing Sermon two (BC 25 09 19) (37.2KB)
Healing - Forgiveness and the faith of friends (AS 22 09 19) (370.3KB)


 Sermons (2019) 
A Lamplighter in the Darkness (Rev Alan Stewart) Midnight Mass 2019 (40.1KB)
Joseph (Rev Wendy Sellers) 22 December 2019 (41.9KB)
Advent Antidote (Rev Alan Stewart) 15 Dec 2019 (195.9KB)
A King like no other (Rev A Stewart) 24 Nov 2019 (45.4KB)
Ten things (Rev. Wendy Sellers) 17 November 2019 (195.3KB)
Bible Sunday (Geoff Oates) 27 Oct 2019 (192.1KB)
It's a small world (Rev. Alan Stewart) 20 Oct 2019 (296.8KB)
Healing Sermon four - Legion (MS 06 10 19) (277.3KB)
Healing Sermon three (WS 29 09 19) (276.6KB)
Healing Sermon two (BC 25 09 19) (37.2KB)
Healing - Forgiveness and the faith of friends (AS 22 09 19) (370.3KB)
The Lost and Found (Rev. Alan Stewart) 15 Sept 2019 (281.3KB)
The Deadliest Sin (Rev. Alan Stewart) 4 August 2019 (277.3KB)
Protection (Rev. Alan Stewart) 28 July 2019 (275.9KB)
Christ is not his surname (Rev. Alan Stewart) 21 July 2019 (281.9KB)


  What are you looking for? Alan's sermon from January 2014
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 

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.

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

Children are never too young to come to church. You and your children are very welcome at St Andrew’s. 

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. Junior Church meets in the St Andrew's Centre (our adjoining hall), accessed through the church on Sunday mornings. 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.

There's lots more information here: Children and Young People at St Andrew's

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.