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The Parish Church of

St Matthew Oxhey

 Fr David Shepherd   Vicar

Fr David Shepherd

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Link to our Christmas services

Sunday 19th  November

2nd Before Advent

9.30am Sung Eucharist

Sidesmen: John & Marilyn

Chalice: Marilyn & Pip

Intercessor: Soon

Reader: Glynn

Coffee: Pip

2.45-5pm Annual Interfaith Pilgimage, starting at Watford & District Synagogue


Thursday 23rd November

10am Holy Eucharist


Sunday 26th  November

Christ The King

9.30am All Age Eucharist

Sidesmen: Debbie Hannah, Joe & James

Chalice: Debbie & Penny

Intercessor: SMAYT

Reader: SMAYT

Coffee: Heather & Hugh

After the service there will be a Sales Table & Book Swap in the hall.

Our 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 - Watford St Andrew

The School’s Trust & Church Schools


In our Community - Riverside Road & Rowley Close


Preparing for Baptism - Ailbhe Page-Stabler


Birthdays - Harriet Kay


Anniversaries - Bill & Pam, Pip & Richard


In Particular Need - Bill & Pam, Jonathan, Ann, Irene, Judith & Keith


Year’s Mind - Harold Whiteman, John Powell, Ethel Marlow, Maud Frances Rackett


Departed - Ellen Tvrdy 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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Want a book to read? Come to

St Matthew’s Oxhey Community

Book Swap & Craft Club

3rd Thurs 2-4pm

Book Swap Website