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St Matthew Oxhey

 Fr David Shepherd   Vicar

Fr David Shepherd

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Sunday 25th January

Conversion of St Paul

8am No service

9.30am All Age Service

Address: Andrew Bale

Reader: Peter Taylor

Intercessor: Roger Tabor

6.30pm BOCT Service

at St. Paul's, Bushey

The preacher at this service, which marks St. Paul's patronal festival, will be the Rev. Gareth Powell, Assistant Secretary of the Methodist Conference.


Monday 26th January

9.30am Toddlers in Hall


Tuesday 27th January

1.45pm Bromet School visit


Thursday 29th January

10am Holy Eucharist, followed by course on the Nicene Creed.


Sunday 1st February

Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple

8am No service

9.30am Sung Eucharist with Candlemas Procession

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 - Foodbank - Watford


In our community - Oakview Close and Oxhey Avenue


Birthday - Edward Paterson, Alexander Shepherd, Pip Leese, Jasmine Gear


In particular need - Gladys McDonald, Chrissie Pryke


Departed - Doris Lloyd RIP

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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Look under ‘Services’ for more about our services at Christmas