While our Sunday 'Messenger' pew sheet isn't being printed at the moment, you'll see here 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...
Hertford Music Club, Live Streaming Concert, Sunday 25 April at 5.00pm
Yalda Davis (cello) and Rachel Chaplin (oboe) have been friends since their teenage years in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. They are delighted to perform a concert which will include beautiful music by J.S. Bach and Frank Bridge, alongside some quirky originals.
You can attend the livestream via the website www.hertfordmusicclub.co.uk
, via our Facebook page
or by emailing the Club Secretary, Ian Nashiannash07@outlook.com
, who will send you the link. As this is an Impromptu concert before our main season, we ask you to donate online to the musicians (you will see how to do this on Youtube). Watch out for our third Impromptu concert on 4 July with live streaming only, which will feature the famous CHRIS ELDRED JAZZ TRIO celebrating America, the heartland of jazz on Independence Day!
Revision of Electoral Roll
The Electoral Roll is being revised. If you would like to be on the Roll but are not currently, please complete a form to be found at the back of the church by the entrance, and post it under the office door or in the post box in the porch. Alternatively the forms can be downloaded from the Electoral Roll
page. Completed forms must be returned by 12 May. If you’d like to amend your details on the Roll or you no longer wish to be on the Roll, please let us know. Any queries, please contact Phil Probert, Parish Administrator
Roots - a new short film about migration
St Andrew's Katie Seaton has been busy working on a new animated film about migration, which follows the release of Suspended
and is suitable for adults and children (aged 11 or 12+) and since its launch has been widely shared and appreciated. Churches Together in Britain and Ireland have put it on their website
. The film has been made by Catherine Henderson (writer/producer), Rosie Wylie (animation) and Katie Seaton (music/sound).
LatinLink: Inspire! Online Event, 29 April, 7.30-8.30pm
Vacancy: Assistant Communications Officer for St Albans Diocese
The Diocese is advertising for a part-time Assistant Communications Officer to work at Holywell Lodge. They are seeking someone who will bring public facing communications experience, website and social media skills together with the ability to manage a demanding and varied workload. Closing date: 12noon, Friday 23 April. Further details are available from https://www.stalbans.anglican.org/diocese/other-vacancies/
Helping to ensure vaccines reach every part of the world
Alan and Wendy have both had their first vaccines, as have many others in our families and in our parish now. To show our gratitude, we are asked to consider making a donation to enable people from the world's poorest countries to benefit from the vaccine, too.
You can donate online at www.vaccinaid.org or www.unicef.org.uk. For Alan and Wendy's full letter, please see our Mission page.
You are warmly invited to join LatinLink's Inspire! Online event, taking place via Zoom on 29 April.
This year's theme for all regional Inspire events is: Step into the Story. It's about the exciting call on our lives to step into God’s story of global mission, and the creative ways in which we can respond. Throughout the event, you will hear testimonies from frontline mission workers - and those recently returned from short-term placements - about the many ways God is bringing hope in Latin America and beyond during these immensely challenging times.
This is going to be a wonderful opportunity to connect as a community, get inspired, and stand together in prayer. We'd love to have you with us. Places for Inspire! Online are limited, so please do sign up in advance using the sign-up form here
. If you have any questions about this event, you can contact LatinLink at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 0118 957 7100.
Find out how St Andrew's has supported LatinLink and other organisations and projects through our Mission Giving.
Thy Kingdom Come 2021
Thy Kingdom Come invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus and whether you have joined in Thy Kingdom Come before or not, you are invited to take part this year between 13-23 May. Have a look at the story so far and what's in store in 2021.
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
St Andrew’s new contactless donations device is here!
Our new donation point has been installed on the wall near the entrance to the church and is easy and secure to use with your contactless card. You can make a donation of £3, £5 or £10. You can donate as many times as you like. The default setting is for £3.
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).