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On the first Saturday of the month

While our monthly Coffee Morning can't happen inside the church, what's to stop us enjoying a cuppa and some cake at home instead? 

You may be meeting (safely distanced, of course!) in a garden or open space with a small number of family or friends. But, if not, 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...

We know it's not the same as being with each other in person at church. But those days WILL come again - and won't we enjoy them all the more!

You'll find some recipe ideas on this page, along with quizzes and other updates each month.     

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Something a bit different to cake or biscuits - here's an easy twist on the classic key lime pie; a make-ahead dessert with a wonderfully summery taste all year-round. Recipe by Emily Angle. The recipe is available in pdf format here or on the BBC Food website.


Food Quiz

Test yourself on your knowledge of the food of the British Isles with his 20-question quiz! 
Food Quiz
Once you've had a go at answering all the questions, here are the answers...!

Cream Tea

Cream Tea
Why not enjoy a classic Cream Tea!

You could find the ready-made scones, cream and jam in the supermarket, or you could make the scones or jam yourself. Here's a BBC Food recipe for making scones which includes a helpful How-to-video.

The recipe is also available in pdf format here

Tea Quiz

Sticking with the 'tea' theme, if you'd like to challenge yourself with a quiz, here's one for you - do you know Tea to a 'T'?
Tea Quiz 
Once you've had a go at answering all the questions, here are the answers...!


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With many thanks to Hannah for sharing a wonderful Sophie Dahl recipe for moreish gluten-free chocolate cake with summer berries. Our mouths are watering already...
Recipe available in pdf format here and with full-colour guide on the BBC Food website

Prue Leith's Muscovado flapjacks
Great British Bake Off Judge Prue Leith helps you bake a traditional treat while you stay at home.
Flapjacks recipe here

Cryptic Quiz!

May's Coffee Morning was going to have a literary theme. So, here is a Cryptic Literary Quiz for you to have a go at at home. With thanks to Maria for putting it together.

Keen to know how many of the answers you have guessed correctly? Here are the Cryptic Literary Quiz ANSWERS!

Our regular Coffee Mornings at church raise funds for St Andrew's and for other charities each month. Details about how you can donate to St Andrew's are available here.
2019 Coffee MorningsCoffee Morning photo
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