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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...


What matters to you? 

As part of a parish-wide listening project, we are asking two important questions: 'What matters to you?' and 'What do you hope for?'. Our hope is that these questions will help us in thinking through how we reach out and respond to the priorities and longings of folk within and beyond the church community. Please fill in a card at St Andrew's Church or share your responses with us online: What matters to you?

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Photos of the work on St Andrew's spire

If you've visited St Andrew's Church in recent weeks, you may have noticed the ladders attached to the spire. We have had repair work being carried out on the tower and the spire by Rodells Ltd. Local photographer, Barry Goodey, took some fantastic photos and footage of the steeplejacks high up at work recently and you can see the images here!

Swift action!

Twelve swift boxes have just been installed in the belfry at St Andrew's! These sit behind louvres and can be very successful way of providing for a colony to build (amazingly, swifts are oblivious to the sound of bells!). Find out more about the new homes we have for swifts at St Andrew's Church.

Coffee Morning and Plant Sale, Saturday 28 May
10.00am - 12noon at Hertford Methodist Church

Plants, coffee, cakes, bric-a-brac and more. In aid of Action for Children & CHIPS (Children's Integrated Playschemes). 

St Andrew’s Choir are part of a right Royal musical celebration!

As part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, under the auspices of Herts Festival of Music, St Andrew’s Choir are taking part in a right Royal musical celebration! We will be singing two pieces by ourselves and joining forces with All Saints’ Choir and the Hertford Chamber Choir. We want to fill All Saints with an enthusiastic audience of all ages!
 The concert is at 5.30pm on the Bank Holiday Friday, 3 June, and will last about an hour and a quarter. Music to include Handel - Zadok the Priest, Parry - I was glad and the competition-winning Song for the Commonwealth, A life lived with grace. Please come and support your choir and celebrate Her Majesty’s 70-year reign.

St Andrew's June Coffee Morning

On Saturday 4 June, we welcome you to our Coffee Morning on Platinum Jubilee Weekend. Hosted by Home Educators of Hertfordshire, proceeds will go to ActionAid and St Andrew's Church. 
 There will be a table top sale, books, crafts and home education supplies. Plus, the St Mary's and St Andrew's Handbell Ringers will perform our National Anthem, among other pieces of music.


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Maggini String Quartet

Tuesday 7 June, 7.30pm at St Andrew's Church
Mozart’s famous ‘Dissonance’ quartet, considered one of the greatest quartets of all time, is contrasted with two twentieth-century works that are fast becoming classics in their own right. Continuing the HFoM tradition of inviting the most renowned string quartets to perform, we welcome the Maggini quartet to the Festival for the first time. More information and how to book tickets here.

Railway Day – Appeal for Helpers
Saturday 2 July 2022

Plans are now well underway for our Railway Day at St Andrew’s Church on Saturday 2 July. The event will be held in the church from 10.30am to 4.30pm. We will have 10 model railway layouts as well as static railway models of various gauges, railwayana, displays, pictures and films. There will also be children's activities and refreshments / light lunches.

We are looking for volunteers to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Can you help us on the day?
• 8.00am: helping with unloading and bringing items from cars into church and helping set up
• 10.30-4.30: to act as stewards. (We will work in two hour shifts. You don’t have to stay for 6 hours!)
• 4.30pm: helping with packing up and loading items into cars

No railway expertise is necessary. If you are able to help or would like further information, please contact Kath & Geoff Oates, 01992 535805 or

St Mary's Hertingfordbury Family Fun Day
Saturday 9 July, 2.00-4.00pm

Cream teas, teddy bear zip wire, build your own rocket, craft and more!

St Andrew's Beer Festival 2022

SAVE THE DATE - Our Beer Festival is back this year on Saturday 10 September, the return of our festival for all the family with cask beers, cider, wine and soft drinks, live music and food. Make sure you have the date in your diary! 

Interview with Pauline Rhodes

Tuscany and BeyondSt Andrew's very own Pauline Rhodes has launched her book, Tuscany & Beyond: a Recovery Journey, with Double Trouble: Living with Mania and Depression.
 Bernie Keyte has been in conversation with Pauline and has made YouTube videos for us featuring some of Pauline's favourite pieces of music interwoven with an interview about the book and mental illness. The interview covers a tough subject, discussed with good natured good humour and lots of practical tips:
Part 1:
Part 2:

For more about the book and how to purchase it, please visit:


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).

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.

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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.