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What's On at St Andrew's

What kind of things are happening?

Well, you won't be surprised to hear that many of the events that normally happen, or were scheduled to happen, at St Andrew's have been/are on hold. However, there are activities taking place, with some online or with resources on our website so that you can take part at home. You'll find more details below and there's more news here


Coming up...



Light Party 2020 aLight Party

Sunday 31 October, 5.00-6.00pm at All Saints' Church
Enjoy an outdoor pumpkin hunt at All Saints' Church for primary-aged children and their families! This will be great fun, finishing with refreshments and a short time of reflection together.


Melrose Quartet

LIVE AT ST ANDREW'S on Monday 20 December 2021
Celebrated folk ensemble Melrose Quartet return for another superb Christmas Concert. 


Martin and Eliza CarthyEliza & Martin 4sml-1

Saturday 22 January 2021, 7.30pm
* Due to illness, the concert with Martin and Eliza Carthy has been re-scheduled from 30 October 2021. Ticket holders should have received an email with further details *
We're thrilled to be hosting a fantastic evening of music at St Andrew's with Martin and Eliza Carthy. 

A date for your diary: Away Day at High Leigh
We have booked the High Leigh Conference Centre for a joint parish Away Day on Sunday 13 March 2022. The Centre is situated close to Hoddesdon and is managed by the same group who run the Belsey Bridge Centre. Please note the date in your diary. We hope to have a day of fellowship and fun with members of St Andrew's and St Mary's enjoying the time together. More details to come nearer the time.


Special events postponed

Fairport Convention
Re-scheduled for Friday 6 May 2022.

Beer Festival
Provisionally rearranged for September 2022.


Regular events

Coffee Mornings
On the first Saturday of every month, we hold a Coffee Morning at the church.

Meditation and Mindfulness
Explore the riches of Christian meditation and how it fits with the practice and insights of Mindfulness. Every Wednesday evening on Zoom (except on the first Wednesday of the month when we meet in person at St Andrew's Church).
Breathe - prayer gathering
A time to stop, breathe and pray on the first Saturdays of each month.

Please explore the website to find out more about what's happening and check back for more updates


Past Events

Take a look at some of the events that have happened at St Andrew's over years gone by.
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.


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.

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.