Just like so many other events right now, our monthly Coffee Mornings can't happen in church as usual.
Join us on the first Saturday of the month, 10.30am-12.30pm
BUT - turn that frown upside down...
What's to stop us enjoying a cuppa and some cake or biscuits at home instead - TOGETHER WHILE APART - shall we say 10.30am?
While you're enjoying a brew, why not make a call and catch up on the phone, on Skype or on Zoom... send someone an email and check in with them...
Granted, it's not the same as being with each other in person at church; we'll miss all the friendly faces, the live piano music playing while we browse the craft stalls or try our luck at the raffle. And, with the flour shortage, it's unlikely we'll have a array of home-baked goodies to choose from. But those days WILL come again - and won't we enjoy them!
April's Coffee Morning at church would have been raising funds for Christian Aid, as part of the Lent Events season with Hertford & District Churches Together. If you're able to make a donation to Christian Aid in lieu of the Coffee Morning, that would be great. You can always do this online
There is always a delicious selection of home-made cakes and bakes to tempt you, along with fresh coffee, tea and drinks for children. You will find items for sale, including lovely gift ideas, and a very warm welcome.
Children can enjoy the toys and drawing area in the Children's Corner and very often there are special activities or games for them to try.
Funds raised by Coffee Mornings
The first £100 raised at each Coffee Morning goes towards St Andrew's Church funds; the remainder is donated to the specific charity/charities selected each month.
2020 Coffee Mornings
4 January - run by St Andrew's Choir
1 February - run by Connect Bible Study Group in aid of Australian bushfire victims
7 March - run by the Welcome Team and raising money for Mudlarks
4 April - run by Toddler Group in aid of Christian Aid (part of the 'Lent Events' season)
2019 Coffee Mornings
5 January - run by St Andrew's Choir in aid of Choir funds
2 February - run by Connect Bible Study Group in aid of St Andrew's Church funds
2 March - run by the Plumpton Family in aid of Prostate Cancer UK
6 April - run by Toddler Group in aid of Christian Aid (part of the 'Lent Events' season)
4 May - run by Mission Committee in aid of Skateistan
1 June - in aid of The Shelo Foundation
6 July - run by the Flower Arranging Team in aid of Carers in Herts
3 August - supporting The Samaritans
7 September - run by the men of the congregation, with a 'B' theme, supporting the Save Beane Marshes campaign
5 October - The World's Biggest Coffee Morning, run by Women of St Andrew's and fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support, with stall holders selling hand-made crafts and eco-products
2 November - run by Hertford St Andrew's Community Trust (HStACT) in aid of The Royal British Legion, with charity Christmas cards, gifts and crafts, Hertford Museum stall and Poppy Appeal
7 December - Christmas Coffee Morning - charity cards, gifts, crafts, seasonal music and more