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St Andrew's Centre


centre from fence
 

NHS Vaccination Clinics


Hertford surgeries are using the St Andrew's Centre (our church hall) to run Vaccination Clinics on some days. For any enquiries regarding appointments, please contact your surgery directly or call the NHS on 119.

For how to find the Centre, please see the guidance below.

The Hertford St. Andrew Community Trust (HStACT) is responsible for the ongoing running and maintenance of the Centre, with most of the work being done by volunteers.
 

How do I find the St Andrew's Centre?


StACentreSign110816The Centre is tucked away behind St Andrew's Church on St Andrew Street, Hertford. As you approach the Church from the street, follow the path around to the back of the Church (on the right) and you will find the main entrance to the Centre there. 

Parking
Unfortunately, St Andrew's Centre 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 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).

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

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Information and bookings

 
There is a large hall, (approx  12m x 5.75m),  a large, fully equipped kitchen and two accessible toilets. The projector, screen and sound system, with loop, in the main hall,  are ideal for use with meetings and presentations, plus Wi-Fi is available.  The hall ceiling is 2.84m high but there is a projector hanging down at the far end of the hall which reduces the height to 2.50m.

Upstairs there is a small room (the John Summers-Gill Room), which is mainly used by counsellors.

Smoking is not allowed in the hall, outside the main doors or in the garden.  
 

Hire charges


Please note:  charges will be increasing from September 2022.
 
Standard charges for the centre
Whole Hall    (meetings and classes) Capacity: 70 £18 per hour
Small room   Capacity: 8 £8 per hour
Party and commercial  booking    
 
 Whole Hall only £20 per hour

Reduced rates apply for charity bookings

Please note:  smoke machines and bubble machines cannot be used in the centre as they set off the fire alarm.

The Centre is well used and has  limited capacity for more regular groups. One-off or less frequent regular bookings may be accommodated more easily. The table below shows regular bookings but may not be completely up-to-date so please check before assuming that the hall is available. 

 
 Resource Bookings Calendar 
There are no upcoming events in this month.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday 30th May
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Tuesday 31st May
9:00am – 12:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
3:30pm – 6:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Wednesday 1st June
9:30am – 12:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Thursday 2nd June
8:00am – 12:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
12:30pm – 3:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Friday 3rd June
Saturday 4th June
Sunday 5th June
9:30am – 1:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Monday 6th June
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Tuesday 7th June
9:00am – 12:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
3:30pm – 6:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Wednesday 8th June
9:30am – 12:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Thursday 9th June
8:00am – 12:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
12:30pm – 3:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Friday 10th June
11:00am – 3:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Saturday 11th June
Sunday 12th June
9:30am – 1:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Monday 13th June
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Tuesday 14th June
9:00am – 12:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
3:30pm – 6:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Wednesday 15th June
9:30am – 12:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Thursday 16th June
8:00am – 12:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
12:30pm – 3:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Friday 17th June
Saturday 18th June
Sunday 19th June
9:30am – 1:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Monday 20th June
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Tuesday 21st June
9:00am – 12:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
3:30pm – 6:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Wednesday 22nd June
9:30am – 12:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Thursday 23rd June
8:00am – 12:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
12:30pm – 3:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Friday 24th June
Saturday 25th June
Sunday 26th June
9:30am – 1:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Monday 27th June
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Tuesday 28th June - Today
9:00am – 12:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
3:30pm – 6:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Wednesday 29th June
9:30am – 12:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Thursday 30th June
8:00am – 12:30pm
Church Hall Church Hall
Friday 1st July
Saturday 2nd July
Sunday 3rd July
9:30am – 1:00pm
Church Hall Church Hall

Contact

For booking enquiries, please contact the Centre Administrator.
Office Hours: 9.30-1.30pm on Tuesdays
(e-mails, texts and voicemails will be picked up at other times)
Tel: 07593 055223
Email: standrewscentre@hotmail.com

Documents for Hirers

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St Andrew's Centre Booking Form  (pdf)   Booking form word version

Guidelines for hirers

Our Safeguarding Policy   and St Andrew's Health & Safety Policy  should be read by all hirers of the Centre:

Further information:

The vision for the St Andrew's Centre



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 

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).

Open Google Maps

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 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.

SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS DURING THE PANDEMIC:
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.