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Rev. Bill Church
"The faith is sometimes likened to an Olympic torch, passed from runner to runner, or to fire running through undergrowth moving from place to place, or sunlight reflected on the sea, always there and always changing. Faith, too, is always there but always moving on. We need people like Patrick and Columba and Cedd and Boniface and we need to be like them, to blow on the embers and to spread the sparks."
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Rev. Bill Church
"The book of jonah is a rattling good yarn; there is humour in it and in its four short chapters, there at least five good theological points."
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Rev. Bill Church
"Our lives have been greatly enriched by many before us who are entirely anonymous."
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Sermon (Rev. Bill Church) Weds 27 Jan 2021
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  • Reference: 1 Peter 10:19-24
Rev. Bill Church
We're all familiar with the image of the Three Kings, but you won't find them in the Gospels. Matthew tells of 'Magi'... he wanted to say something of the epiphany of the child born in Bethlehem. But when did 'Magi' become 'Three Kings'?
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Rev. Bill Church
"Jesus is saying the best way to find the kingdom of God... is with a sense of the Holy Spirit lifting us on wings above the nagging cares of the day."
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Rev. Bill Church
Readings from Revelations, Chapter 11, and the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 19. "The key message for Christians is that the skills and opportunities we have been given are to be used fruitfully in the Lord's service..."
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Rev. Bill Church
"The Parable of the Lost Sheep is one of Luke's great contributions to our understanding of Jesus's teaching."
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The Lost Sheep (Rev. Bill Church) Wed 4 Nov 2020
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  • Reference: Luke 15:1-7
Rev. Bill Church
St Luke the Evangelist Readings: 2 Timothy 3. 14-17; Luke 1. 1-4
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Sermon St Luke (Rev. Bill Church) Sunday 18 October 2020
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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 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.