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Rev. Alan Stewart
"Ephphatha – be opened. The more I’ve meditated on that word this week, the more I’ve come to feel it holds within it the key to so much."
Sunday 5 September .mp4
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Ephphatha (Rev. Alan Stewart) 5 September 2021
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Rev Bill Church
The story of the Good Samaritan
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The Good Samaritan (Rev Bill Church) 29 August 2021
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  • Downloads: 15
  • Recorded: 29/08/2021
  • Length: 7 minutes
  • Reference: Luke 10
Melanie Seward
When life is a little pear shaped and we are feeling frayed at the edges, less able to cope and in need of a pick me up – What is our go to habit? A hug, a stroke of the dog, a chocolate bar, buying a new outfit or a shopping spree in the garden centre, driving the car and putting on loud music, a good long walk away from everyone else? What restores your equilibrium?
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It is the Spirit that gives Life
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Rev Alan Stewart
There are moments in every life where coincidentally or otherwise, we experience perfect timing; that conversation or encounter, that unexpected kindness of a stranger; moments that were 'meant to be'.
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Widow of Nain
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Forbes Mutch
“I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry.” But what did Jesus mean when he talked about the bread of life?
Sunday 1 August.mp4
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The bread of life (Forbes Mutch) 1 August 2021
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Melanie Seward
"Jesus challenges the views of the time in placing a priority on love and peace. He calls out injustice and challenges people on the issues of poverty and discrimination. Most of all he seems to say – let each individual start with their own life. He asks us to look at our own relationship with God and at our own relationships with others."
Sunday 18 July.mp4
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Back to basics (Melanie Seward) 18 July 2021
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Forbes Mutch
"In the National Gallery in London hangs a portrait by the Renaissance master Michaelangelo Caravaggio, called The Beheading of John the Baptist. It is a picture of a courtyard, painted as if the viewer has just turned a corner and seen a group of figures murdering the saint. The painting has been called one of the historical masterpieces of Western art."
Sunday 11 July.mp4
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Sermon online (Forbes Mutch) 11 July 2021
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  • Downloads: 29
  • Recorded: 11/07/2021
  • Length: 6 minutes
  • Reference: Mark 16:14-29
Rev. Alan Stewart
"Rejection is a painful thing. It scars us. It surfaces a whole range of emotions from grief to rage. It can make us defensive, cause us to build walls to protect ourselves from getting hurt again, and that’s never healthy. The best way to deal with rejection is, I think, to become someone who refuses to reject."
4 July 2021.mp4
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Rejecting rejection (Rev. A Stewart) 4 July 2021
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Geoff Oates
Mark 5. 21-43 "A story of two people, one named, one nameless. From opposite ends of what today we might call the spectrum of privilege. Two people who come to Jesus, as the words of the Psalm have it, out of the very depths of their despair, and who receive greater blessings that they had dared to ask or hope for. The story is retold in their own words..."
Sunday 27 June.mp4
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Jairus and the unnamed woman (G Oates) 27 June 2021
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  • Downloads: 45
  • Recorded: 27/06/2021
  • Length: 15 minutes
  • Reference: Mark 5:21-43
Rev. Alan Stewart
"There are many different kinds of storms in life, not least this storm we’ve all been weathering these past 18 months. There’s much to reflect on within the Gospel story we hear today, but I want to focus on those four words Jesus spoke to his disciples after the storm abates: ‘Why,’ he asks, ‘were you afraid?’."
Sunday 20 June.mp4
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The wind and waves still know his name (Rev. Alan Stewart) 20 June 2021
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  • Downloads: 62
  • Recorded: 20/06/2021
  • Length: 11 minutes
  • Reference: Mark 4:35-41
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.