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Forbes Mutch
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Forbes' Sunday 11 April 2021 - Doubt
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"As we enter this first week of Passiontide and approach Easter, we have a few days left of Lent when we may have been considering our faith; thinking about our relationship with God. Are we passionate enough about it? What does passion for faith look like?"
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Is there passion in your faith (Forbes Mutch) Sunday 21 March 2021
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"It’s not always the big events that we remember in our personal histories or that kick-start a new way of thinking or persuade someone to change their plans. It’s not always a Road to Damascus experience that influences the way our faith and life takes shape."
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Sermon (Forbes Mutch) Wednesday 10 February
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  • Reference: Matthew 13:31-32
Forbes Mutch
Wedding at Cana Weddings. I suspect not many of us have had the opportunity to go to a large family wedding this year. There have been a few low-key celebrations over the past 12 months, including a few among our own community here at St Andrew’s and St Mary’s. But big weddings? Mostly cancelled. In fact, I know of a few couples who have had to put off getting married for the time being.
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Forbes Mutch
Eglantyne Jebb is remembered in the liturgical calendar of the Church of England tomorrow. Here's why...
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Sermon (Forbes Mutch) Wednesday 16 December 2020
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  • Reference: Mark 7:24-30
Forbes Mutch
"Advent is about the first coming of Jesus Christ; it's also a reminder of why he came and it heralds the second coming... Today's Gospel reading is totally appropriate for today; it's actually appropriate for every day of our lives..."
Sunday 29 November.mp4
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Forbes Mutch
"Psalm 46 applies to anyone facing a challenge, anyone who is afraid; anyone in need of comfort or reassurance."
Wednesday 11 November Sermon.mp4
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Reassurance in a storm (F Mutch) Wednesday 11 November 2020
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  • Reference: Psalm 46
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"The Bible is fairly quiet about Simon and Jude, but, as they were disciples, we can safely assume that Jesus chose them; that they allowed their lives to be turned upside down..."
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Sermon (F Mutch) Wednesday 28 October 2020
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  • Length: 10 minutes
  • Reference: Jude 1:17-25
Glenys
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.

Communion

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.

SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS DURING COVID-19:
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 and note that when we're able to worship inside the church building, we ask you to book places at our 10.30am Sunday Service in church (book here). Everyone entering the church is asked to wear a face covering (don’t worry if you forget, we have a supply by the entrance door!).
 
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.