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Pilgrim Trail

You are welcome to look around our church and the following is a rough guide to what our Christian family church represents. 

Should you want to visit, talk or make friends within; feel free to come and join our family to learn about the work of the LORD and our Christian faith.

There has been a church on this site for 1000 years, although the current building is only 150 years old.  

High Altar

main-altar2 "Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness" Psalm 29.2  


Over generations, Christians have sought to adorn their churches with artefacts that will instruct, inspire and delight the eye, in the traditions of their day.

Stained glass, brass lamps, mosaics on and behind the High Altar, the high blue ceiling, all aim in differing ways to tell us about God.


Proclaim the message, press it home on all occasions" 2 Tim 4.2   pulpit


The pulpit is used for teaching in the form of sermons on readings or in spiritual or moral topics, endeavouring to relate them to everyday life.



Lectern "Your word is a lantern to my feet and light upon my path" Psalm 110.105

The Bible is our main source to get to know and know about Jesus; every service includes one or more readings from the Bible.

Many Christians also study the Bible at home, on their own or in groups.


Jesus said: "Baptise all nations in the name of the Father; and of the Son and the Holy Spirit" Matthew 28 font

The font is at the entrance to the church to show that people, children or adults, become members of the church by baptism with water.

Prayer Corner

prayer-corner Jesus said:  "Come to me all that  ... are heavy laden and I will refresh you."  Matthew 11

Our church is open all day and is a good place to come to be quiet and share with God what is on your mind or burdening you, especially your cares for someone you love.

In this corner you can pray, put your prayer on the board or branch and light a candle


"Praise him with a blast of the trumpet; praise him upon the harp and lyre"  Psalm 150.3 organ

The organ leads us as we sing hymns together to praise God; it is also a versatile instrument for solo playing or recital.

Children's Corner

childrens-corner "Let the children come to me; do not try to stop them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." Mark  10.14

Children are not just "the church of the future", they are part of the church today.

Children can use this corner to play or sit with their parents, during and after the services.

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.

Junior Church celebration

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.