Here are some notices that you may find of interest. Please check this page regularly for updates and let us know if you have some news to share...
Mind in Mid Herts - your local mental health charity
1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any one year– that’s every workplace, every family and every community. No-one should face a mental health problem alone. Mind in Mid Herts offers essential support across Hertfordshire.
Call: 03303 208100
And if you can support the charity with a donation here's the link
. Thank you.
This autumn there will be an online informal discussion course exploring Christian faith. This is an opportunity to think through these and other questions that are important to you: 'Is there more to life than this?' 'Who was Jesus and why did he die?' 'Why pray?' 'How do I read the Bible?' The course runs for five weeks on Monday evenings (via Zoom) at 8.00pm from 20 September to 18 October. Please contact Alan if you're interested in attending: email@example.com
Job Vacancy - Part-time Administrator - 10 hours a week
We invite applications for this combined role with St Andrew's Centre and St Andrew's Church. Follow the link for further details: Part-time Administrator.
Hertford and our Changing Climate
Saturday 25 September 2021
10.00am – 5.00pm at Friends Meeting House
(50 Railway Street, Hertford), Bircherley Green and other locations
Two weeks after the All Saints’ Church event (see above), ‘Hertford and our Changing Climate’ will offer a host of answers to the question, ‘What more can we do?’ with stalls, expert speakers and displays. Topics which will be covered include lower carbon homes, food and transport options. For more details, please go to: www.hacc-herts.org/
Hertford Music Club presents Natasha Page and Friends
Welcoming you back to live music at the Quaker Meeting House! The programme includes: The Shepherd on the Rock by Schubert and Trois Vocalises by Vaughan-Williams. On Sunday 19 September
3.00-5.00pm at Quaker Meeting House, Railway Street. Admission £15 on door (cash only) www.hertfordmusicclub.co.uk
An invitation from St Andrew's Sam Chaplin
I'm inviting you to a lovely afternoon of joyful jazz in the beautiful surroundings of the Southern Maltings in Ware on Sunday 26 September 3.00-6.00pm
. Barbara Hopkin will be singing the first set then I'll be leading two sets with some of my own songs and interesting takes on jazz classics. We have a band of top London musicians including the very splendid Chris Eldred.
Throughout lockdown, Harold Chaplin held garden jazz mornings. It was a wonderful opportunity for local musicians to play when all the venues were shut. Barbara and Chris Eldred were the backbone of the sessions, with other local musicians joining in. I even dusted down my trumpet and had a blow! So it's such a treat for all of us to get into a jazz venue together! I hope you can join us for a very joyful time.
Tickets can be bought here: http://www.southernmaltings.co.uk/events/jazz-at-southern-maltings-4/
Saturday 9 October, 6.00pm at St Joseph’s in the Park School, Hertingfordbury.
With post-supper entertainment and an opportunity to say thank you to Wendy for all she gave to our two parishes as Curate. Tickets £13 (£8 for young children), available from Phil in the Parish Office (contact details on back page). Exact £ please!
All Age Harvest Service
Sunday 10 October, 10.30am at St Andrew’s
Feel free to bring non-perishable food and toiletries to donate to two local charities. Everyone welcome!
Look out for another creation in our churchyard, this time with the Harvest theme of Thankfulness…
Exhibitions at our churches, 9-17 October
Our Lockdown in 30 Objects
at St Andrew's Church
A free exhibition with items, from the everyday to artistic expressions, accompanied by stories from their contributors illustrating their experience of the pandemic. The event will give us an opportunity to come together as a wider community to gain a deeper insight into how we have each experienced this time. We plan to set aside areas of the church for people to show their gratitude and to express their sadness. There are plans to create a churchyard display at the same time as the exhibition, with the theme being ‘thankfulness’, which will also be reflected in our Harvest Festival Service on Sunday 10 October.
The animals that got us through Lockdown
at St Mary's Church, Hertingfordbury
An exhibition of photos and paintings celebrating the animals that kept us going during the long months of Lockdown. The exhibition ends with an outdoor celebration service and afternoon tea at 3.00pm on Sunday 17 October. Bring your pets!
There are more details here: Autumn exhibitions
You may remember that Martin and Eliza Carthy's tour was postponed last year - well, we reckon this evening at Hertford St Andrew's in October will be worth the wait! Martin Carthy has been a trailblazer for folk music, playing with and influencing many of the top names in music - Steeleye Span, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and many more. His daughter, Eliza, is one of the top acts of her generation and has been involved in numerous projects which have led to awards and, on two occasions, nominations for the Mercury Music Prize. Tickets are on sale now
, and going by the popularity of our previous folk gigs we suggest you snap yours up quick!
Tracy's appeal for jars and lids
Thank you for a great response - we now have enough jars and lids so there's no need to donate any more!
Latest news on worshipping inside the church building
As restrictions change, you'll find our current guidance for inside the church here. We emphasise the need to remain cautious and to consider the most vulnerable and anxious. We will continue to monitor and review the situation. Please be mindful of the ‘Hands, Face, Space’ message. Thank you
Looking for a hall or room to hire?
If you are looking for a hall or room to hire, whether it's for a children's party or other family event, for a club or society meeting or fundraising event, or you run a business, look no further than the St Andrew's Centre.
Located behind the church, there is a modern, bright, large hall (approximately 12m x 5.75m) which can be split into two spaces (approx 6m x 5.75m), a large kitchen, two accessible toilets and also an art/utility room. 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. Upstairs there is a small room (the John Summers-Gill Room), suitable for small meetings, which is mainly used by counsellors.
For booking enquiries, please contact Carol, the Centre Administrator: Tel: 07593 055223 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Missed a sermon? Fancy listening again?
Recordings of our sermons during worship on Zoom are available in our Media Library and you can read earlier sermons on our Sermons page.
Daily Hope phone line
Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind. Daily Hope information here.
St Andrew’s Facebook page:
You can find event and service details, thought for the day, sermons, photos and updates on the St Andrew’s Facebook page.
Safeguarding at St Andrew’s:
Catherine Sleath is our Safeguarding Officer. If you have any questions or concerns relating to safeguarding for people of any age at St Andrew’s, please get in touch with Catherine (01992 537867).