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..
After years of planning, the restorative building work to St Andrew’s Church will start soon. Scaffolding is now being put up around the church, with builders then due on site during weekdays for approximately four months.
There will be a joint service of Sung Evensong at St Mary’s, Hertingfordbury, on Sunday 22 April, 6.30pm, with both St Andrew’s and St Mary’s Choirs leading worship.
Street Pastors Information Evening:
Street Pastors is actively recruiting right now! Come along to find out all you need to know about volunteering as Prayer Pastor or Street Pastor. Monday 23 April, 7.30-9.00pm, United Reformed Church, Hertford SG14 1PG.
Hertford St Andrew Primary School has two vacancies for positions starting in September 2018: a Deputy Headteacher and a full-time class teacher for either KS1 or KS2 are being recruited. Applications for both positions are to be submitted via the Teachinherts website www.teachinherts.com/. To arrange a visit for an informal discussion about either of these roles please call Rachel Walker in the school office: 01992 583105.
St Andrew’s Magazine:
Richard Taylor, who edits the church magazine, is looking for a volunteer to help with the June publication. Please speak to Richard if you would like to know more. Ring him on 01992 302995 or 07703 197707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Giving to St Andrew's:
The St Andrew's Finance Committee has produced a new giving leaflet which is on display at the back of the church. It contains a standing order and a gift aid form. We would really welcome everyone to review their giving or to consider giving regularly to support the running of the church, the services and mission work. Thank you for your continued support. Debbie Hartnett, Treasurer Email: email@example.com
Our next Ground Faith Day is on Saturday 28 April. We will need help with work in the garden and some church cleaning, so if you can spare any time between 10.00am—2.00pm, please join us to lend a hand. Refreshments and lunch provided!
Hertford St Andrew Community Trust (HStACT) is the charity created by the PCC that is responsible for the day-to-day running of the St Andrew's Centre, with the focus of the Trust being to encourage, enable and engage with well-being throughout our community. One of the Trustees is retiring and so we are looking for someone who would like to become involved. If you are interested, please speak to Richard Taylor, Chair of HStACT (firstname.lastname@example.org ; 01992 302995).
Our Coffee Morning on 5 May will be run by our Mission Committee and proceeds will go towards Christian Aid. Do come and enjoy the home-made cakes, freshly-brewed coffee and tea, live music and good company—and help raise funds, too.
Help mark the centenary of Armistice Day: The woolly Christmas postbox toppers around Hertford were created by the Secret Society of Hertford Crafters (SSOHC). For their next project, they would love local churches to get involved! To mark the centenary of Armistice Day in November, the SSOHC is aiming to knit, crochet or craft over 12,000 poppies for a secret venture which will raise awareness and funds for the Poppy Appeal. For more details, please see the information sheets at the back of the church.
The 2018 Christian Aid Walk will be taking place on Saturday 12 May. This year's event will cover a similar route to the 2017 Walk, with funds supporting projects linked to the theme of Christian Aid Week 2018 (13-20 May). Last year's event raised over £6,000 and, with a full field of walkers, we expect to improve on that figure. Put the date in your 2018 diary, enjoy a beautiful walk through nearby Hertfordshire countryside and support a great organisation! For more details and entry details go to www.christianaidwalk.org.
Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) will be held at St Andrew’s on Sunday 29 April at 12noon. Every member of St Andrew’s is welcome. We will talk about the year that has passed and plans for the year to come.
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).
Thank you for your continued donations for local people in crisis. There is a new Harvest shopping list for the Hertford & District Foodbank—you can find this on posters and flyers in church. We continue to accept food at St Andrew’s but do check your local supermarket as many also take Foodbank donations, with some topping-up donations.
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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