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St Matthew Oxhey

 Fr David Shepherd   Vicar

Fr David Shepherd

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Sunday 21st Dec.

4th Sunday of Advent

8am Holy Communion

9.30am All Age Eucharist - lighting the last Advent Candle

Reader: Marilyn Gerry


Wednesday 24th Dec.

Christmas Eve

9.30am Decorating the church

11am Children’s Carol Service

6pm Carol Service

11.30pm Midnight Mass


Thursday 25th Dec.

Christmas Day

10am Holy Communion with carols


Sunday 28th Dec.

Holy Innocents

9.30am Sung Eucharist


(No 10am Holy Eucharist on 1st January)


Sunday 4th January

Epiphany of Our Lord

9.30am Holy Communion for all with Wise Men puppets

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 - Churches Together


Birthday - Chris Gear, Fr David Shepherd


In our community - Longcroft and Lower Paddock Road


In particular need - Irene Whiteman, Jonathan Bennett


Years Mind - Diane Richards, Rodney Wheeler, Lena England,Eva Griffiths

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