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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 17th   December

3rd Sunday in Advent

9.30am Sung Eucharist

Sidesmen: John & Marilyn

Chalice: Richard & Marilyn

Intercessor: Roger

Readers: Roger & Margaret

Coffee: Daphne


Thursday 14th December

10am Holy Eucharist

2pm Book Swap & Craft Club with Sales Table


Sunday 24th   December

Christmas Eve

N.B NO 9.30am Sung Eucharist

9.30am decorating the church

11am Children’s Carol Service

6pm Carol Service

11.30pm Midnight Mass

Sidesmen: John & Marilyn

Chalice: Margaret & Adrian

Intercessor: Adrian

Readers: Adrian or Daphne


Monday 25th   December

Christmas Day

10am Carol Mass

Sidesmen: The Lim family

Chalice: Debbie & Adrian

Intercessor: Debbie

Readers: The Lim family


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 - The Deanery of Watford its Synod & Chapter

Churches Together


In our Community - St Francis Close & St Matthew’s Close


Birthdays - Marilyn


Anniversaries - Alex and Graham Paul


Preparing for/starting Marriage - Jonathan Mann-Smith & Hannah Jones, Paul Smith & Rosemary Burt


In Particular Need - Bill & Pam, Jonathan, Ann, Irene, Judith, Richard, Ivan & Carol


Year’s Mind - 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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Want a book to read? Come to

St Matthew’s Oxhey Community

Book Swap & Craft Club

3rd Thurs 2-4pm

Book Swap Website