Every week we print notices in The Messenger, our Sunday service sheet. Here, you'll find the notices that are published there, along with any we haven't been able to include on paper. Please check this page regularly for updates..
Bike ’n Hike (and motor cars!):
Bike ’n Hike again offers the opportunity to raise money both for our church and for the Beds & Herts Historic Churches Trust, this year on Saturday 14 September. Of every £1 that we raise in sponsorship, 50p is returned to St Andrew’s. All the organising is done for us; all we have to do is take part! Taking part involves being sponsored for either cycling or walking (and now, for the less mobile, driving) to visit other churches. For more information, please contact Peter Ruffles on 01992 582722. If you can help by being a welcoming face to visitors and/or by baking refreshments, please contact Carol Muhr on 01992 587753. www.b-n-h.co.uk
The Boys are Back!
Yes, it's nearly time for that spectacular annual event - the September Coffee Morning, organised traditionally by the men of St Andrew's. This year has a 'B' theme (for reasons that will become apparent nearer the time) so put Saturday 7 September in your diary for bacon butties, bangers and baps, the famous beer tombola (donations welcome) bagatelle and bags more fun and games. B there or B bored! Offers of help and home-baked cakes to Forbes.r.Mutch@gmail.com
Harvest Supper & Square Dance:
Saturday 7 September, 7.30pm at St Joseph’s in the Park. A bar and hot supper will be followed by square dancing led by Peter Skiffins. Tickets, £12, will be available from Jean Skinner at St Mary’s or from the St Andrew’s Office.
Our All-Age Harvest Service will be on Sunday 8 September, 10.30am, and we will be inviting you to bring non-perishable donations that we can give to local charities. The church will be decorated on Friday 6 September and we would love to have fruit, vegetables, foliage, jams and chutneys, cakes/biscuits on display that we can then sell to raise funds of the Bishop’s Appeal, ‘Light up Tanzania’.
Hertford & Ware Street Pastors News:
Save the date! Hertford and Ware Street Pastors are holding a Fundraising Quiz on Friday 11 October at 7.30pm at Hertford Baptist Church. Tickets will be available shortly. Street Pastors would love there to be at least one team from each of the churches in Hertford and Ware. Team size - Max of 8. More details about how and where tickets can be purchased will follow soon.
And as part of their fundraising effort… Streetpastors have produced a Summer Quiz sheet containing 50 questions, some of which are cryptic, others more straightforward. The Quiz sheets are available from either Sue Mulligan or Jane Cohen and are being offered for a minimum donation of £1— there are three prizes to be awarded according to the rules of the Quiz. Final date of submission is early October.
Help save the beautiful Hertford countryside by Beane Road for wildlife and the community:
Beane Marshes Conservation Group would like to purchase the land by the River Beane adjacent to Beane Road, near Hertford North station, to ensure the land remains in its natural state and is preserved for the community. To find out more about how you can help, please go to the Facebook page or the Crowdfunding page.
Supporting our Local Foodbank:
We continue to receive regular donations for the Hertford & District Foodbank at St Andrew’s — thank you. There has been a large rise in the number of people relying on our local Foodbank and donations tend to drop in summer months, so your prayerful support and generosity is more important than ever. Food donations can be left at St Andrew’s, in the box at the back of the church by the office door. Posters and flyers in church include a list of the items most needed at the moment. Thank you.
Would We Lie to You?
St Andrew’s Clergy and Readers have accepted the challenge of providing the two teams in what will be an entertaining evening based on the popular TV gameshow Would I Lie to You?! The event is planned for Saturday 12 October. Churchwardens Sue and Jane Cohen will take the chair and act as scorer respectively. In addition to the entertainment, with plenty of audience participation, there will be a hot supper and licensed bar. If you are interested in helping in any way with the event, please contact Hazel & Peter Risby (01438 747754). To decide on the venue Hazel & Peter want to assess the potential audience, so please let them know if you plan to attend or put your name on the sign-up sheet in church.
Come along to St Andrew’s any time between 2.00-4.00pm on Wednesdays - a space to read, work on a jigsaw, play cards or dominoes, enjoy a cuppa. Families welcome.
Safeguarding at St Andrew’s:
Catherine Sleath is our Safeguarding Officer and you can read her report to the APCM on the Church website. 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).
Send us your hymn choice!
Is there a hymn that you enjoy singing and haven’t heard in a while? Let us know your request by filling in the slip of paper on the back pew in the church. You can also email your request to Alan (email@example.com).
St Andrew’s Library:
Please take a look at the library book trolley near the church entrance—it is there at all times for you to peruse the books and choose a title or two to borrow. Carol Crowhurst.
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