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St Matthew Oxhey

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Sunday 30th November

1st Sunday in Advent

8am Holy Communion

9.30am All Age Eucharist

Readers: Ray & Daphne Boskey

Intercessor: Lynn Shepherd

11.30am Holy Baptism Eva Mae Darcy Reynolds

6pm “Advent Sequence” at St Michael’s West Watford

Thursday 4th December

10am Holy Eucharist

10.30am Charity Coffee Morning in aid of Children in Need. Quiz entry £1


Sunday 7th December

2nd Sunday of Advent

8am Holy Communion BCP

9.30am Sung Eucharist Preacher: Adrian Whalley from Christian Aid

Readers: Ann & Dick Robey

Intercessor: Simon Edwards



Celebrating the Eucharist at St Matthew'sOur main service at 9.30am each Sunday morning is a Sung Eucharist taken from Common Worship. We have a tradition of healing ministry through prayer and laying on of hands & anointing takes place roughly bi-monthly.

Our All Age Eucharist is held at 9.30am on on the 3rd Sunday of each month. This is an inclusive act of worship centred around Holy Communion.

Holy Communion is the first service on Sunday and is said at 8am. Once a month we use the Book of Common Prayer for this quiet act of worship.


The Lady Chapel may be used as a focus for prayer.

There are candles to light and a board for requests, or email prayer requests to


Please pray this week for:


Watford Deanery - Christians Across Watford (CAW)


Receiving Baptism - Eva Mae Darcy Reynolds


On Their Marriage - Alastair Jarvie & Lene Hoyer


Birthday - Leigh-Ann Tapscott


In our community - Kingsfield Court and Kingsfield  Road


In particular need - Jonathan Bennett


Years Mind - Betty Donaldson, Colin Hasley, Neal Boskey, Ethel Marlow, Maud Frances Rackett, Bob Tindall

Nativity Stained Glass Window

Welcome to St Matthew’s

A friendly Church of England congregation in Watford, Herts.  We form part of   The Diocese of St Albans.

Need a hymn for a wedding, Christening or another special occasion?

We have a unique collection of hymns, written over the years by our organist, Roger Tabor.

The Lady Chapel’s Nativity Window c.1916

by Karl Parsons

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