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Join our Knitivity characters as they tell the Christmas Story on their way around our County Town of Hertford...
Knitivity crib story with music.mp4
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  • Recorded: 04/12/2020
  • Length: 5 minutes
Rev. Wendy Sellers
"The next time you use the phrase, 'Just a moment', remember that's all the time it will take to change the world."
Wednesday 2 December.mp4
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Forbes Mutch
"Advent is about the first coming of Jesus Christ; it's also a reminder of why he came and it heralds the second coming... Today's Gospel reading is totally appropriate for today; it's actually appropriate for every day of our lives..."
Sunday 29 November.mp4
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Rev. Alan Stewart
Alan leads us in a collection of prayers with images - symbols reminding us of the kind of king Christ is: a purple robe - King of Kings; a lit candle - Light of Life; an empty bowl - Saviour of the Poor; an open bible - Word of Truth; hands - Flesh of our Flesh.
Wednesday 25 November .mp4
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  • Recorded: 25/11/2020
  • Length: 8 minutes
  • Reference: Mark 15:16-20
Geoff Oates
Christ the King: "For the Christian Church we mark the end of our liturgical year today - it is the crowning of the old year and the festival of Christ the King."
Sermon Sunday 22 November 2020.mp4
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Christ the King (Geoff Oates) Sunday 22 November 2020-1
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Rev. Bill Church
Readings from Revelations, Chapter 11, and the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 19. "The key message for Christians is that the skills and opportunities we have been given are to be used fruitfully in the Lord's service..."
Wednesday 18 November 2020 Sermon.mp4
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Sermon (Rev. Bill Church) Weds 18 Nov 2020
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  • Recorded: 18/11/2020
  • Length: 9 minutes
Melanie Seward
What do we do now? "The life with Jesus is in the now. Be alert and live by faith, in love and with hope; continue to love one another, encourage and build up one another, now"
Sunday 15 November 2020 Sermon.mp4
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What do we do now- (M Seward) 15 November 2020
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Forbes Mutch
"Psalm 46 applies to anyone facing a challenge, anyone who is afraid; anyone in need of comfort or reassurance."
Wednesday 11 November Sermon.mp4
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Reassurance in a storm (F Mutch) Wednesday 11 November 2020
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  • Recorded: 11/11/2020
  • Length: 7 minutes
  • Reference: Psalm 46
A recording of our Act of Remembrance as we fell silent
Act of Remembrance Sunday 8 Nov 2020.mp4
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  • Recorded: 08/11/2020
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Rev. Wendy Sellers
"At the core of any sacrifice lies unselfishness. A belief that the greater good comes before our personal needs. That others matter more than we do. "
Remembrance Sunday Sermon 8 Nov 2020.mp4
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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 and note that when we're able to worship inside the church building, we ask you to book places at our 10.30am Sunday Service in church (book here). Everyone entering the church is asked to wear a face covering (don’t worry if you forget, we have a supply by the entrance door!).
 
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.