Notices

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..
 
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Sound operators and vergers needed:
We are getting short of people to operate the sound desk on Sunday mornings. It’s not difficult and training will be given. We also need people to act as verger at funerals and weddings. If you can offer your time for either or both of these vital roles, or you would like more information about what’s involved, please speak to Sue Mulligan or Rev Alan. 

Do you have a creative side you are itching to use?
You could put your skills to good use in our parish magazine by producing the children's pages! Guidance will be given on how they have been prepared up to now. For more information, please speak to Phil Probert during office hours (01992 504373) or magazine editor Richard Taylor (01992 302995).

Marathon support appreciated:
Jenny and Forbes Mutch’s daughter, Claire, will be running the London Marathon this year, raising money for research into the complications associated with Type I Diabetes, which Forbes has been struggling with recently. Support for Claire is greatly appreciated. Please talk to Jenny or Forbes, or contact them on 01992 848241 or go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/claire-mant3 Thank you

Would you be interested in becoming a governor at our church school? 
We now have two vacancies and are looking for anyone who has time to commit to working with the Governing Body in its strategic direction of Hertford St Andrew School to ensure children get the best education possible. If you are interested, or know of someone who might be, and would like more information on the role of a governor please contact Laura Ramsay, Chair of Governors (Tel: 07836 725135).


Managing challenging behaviour:
You are invited to a free talk about managing challenging behaviour. The talk is open to everyone but is aimed primarily at those dealing with children who have special educational needs. The speaker is Mark Arnold, from Urban Saints, who is trained in special needs and also has a son with autism. Saturday 11 May, 10.00am to 12noon, at St Andrew’s. If you’d like to come, please add your name to the sign-up sheet at the back of the church to help us plan refreshments. Thank you. Heather Lane

Books and stationery of any kind would be most gratefully received for the May Coffee Morning bookstall. Please leave at the back of church, clearly marked ‘coffee morning’. For book donations and offers of help, please contact Maria Henriksson-Bell: 07929 021264
mariahenrikssonbell@mac.com 
 
TMM: Please note that there’s no TMM on 21 or 28 April.
 
Easter Flowers:
If you have taken a DIY arrangement kit for decorating our church windows, please return your completed arrangement on Saturday 20 April. Carol Kemp (01992 587511)
 
Office information:
Please note that both Phil and Carol are on leave in Holy Week, 15-19 April, so the Church Office will not be open.
 
Easter Morning breakfast:
There is a sign-up sheet at the back of the church if you would like to have breakfast at the Rectory following the 5.30am Dawn Eucharist at St Mary’s, Hertingfordbury.
 
The Easter Concert: Cellist Rowena Calvert, violinist Rhys Watkins and one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles, Tenebrae, perform at Holy Trinity Church, Bengeo, on Sunday 21 April, 7.30pm. Tickets £14 (free for under 14s). Buy tickets on the door (subject to availability), at Bengeo Post Office or call Hertford Tourist Office (01992 584322). Part of Hertford International Concert Series.

Fundraising Event at All Nations:
You are invited to join a local celebration of the 100th anniversary of Save the Children on Sunday 28 April, 2.00pm, at All Nations College (near Ware, SG12 8LX). There will be a cream tea and a talk by Dr Peta Dunstan, from Cambridge University, about the fascinating life of campaigner Dorothy Buxton, one of the co-founders of Save the Children. Tickets are £10 from Cathy: cathyforrester2@gmail.com
 

Wellbeing Church is a new initiative that has been established in Hertford as an experiment with the support of a network of several local churches. Have a look at the website www.wellbeing.church. You may have become aware of this initiative if you received a Christmas card with details of all the Christmas services around Hertford, including our own. This project seeks to be a kingdom outreach into the town, and the main public event at the moment is a Friday evening ‘Twilight Café’, held at Mudlarks Coffee Shop in town between 6.30pm and 9.30pm. Some young people from Youth Groups are involved in being baristas. There are drinks and snacks available, easy conversations, as well as opportunities for discussion, with other activities planned for the future. As an open and ecumenical effort, we’d encourage you to drop in on a Friday sometime and find out more. Maybe it’s something you can take a friend along to for a nice cuppa?
 
Chair-based exercise:
Are you feeling you need to do some exercise but you are worried you may not be able to cope with anything too strenuous? We have spaces in the Chair-based exercise class which is held bi-weekly in the Centre and would welcome anyone over 60. Call Viv (01992 584004).

 
Lunch Club help:
Are you free once a month on a Friday to help with our Lunch Club in the Centre, 11.00am—2.00pm? We would be grateful for more help, whether it is just setting up, serving or even cooking.  Call Viv (01992 584004).
 

Foodbank:
We continue to receive regular donations for the Hertford & District Foodbank at St Andrew’s — thank you. Please check the Foodbank page here.
 

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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 (h.alanstewart1@gmail.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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