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The Parish Church of

St Matthew Oxhey

 Fr David Shepherd   Vicar

Fr David Shepherd

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Sunday 16th June

The Most Holy Trinity

8am Holy Communion (BCP)

9.30am Said Eucharist with hymns. (Unfortunately we have no organist for this service, but we will be using recorded music for the hymns.)

Sidesmen: Daphne & Pip

Chalice: Chris & Pip

Intercessor: Raymond

Reader: Daphne

Coffee: Heather & Hugh



Thursday 20th June

10am Holy Eucharist

2pm Bookswap & Craft Club


Sunday 23rd June

Corpus Christi

9.30am Sung Eucharist.

Sidesmen: Rachel & Pip

Chalice: Debbie & Adrian

Intercessor: Pip

Reader: Leigh-Ann & April

Coffee: TBA

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 Food Bank

St Lawrence & Church of The Ascension, Abbots Langley


In our Community - Laurel Close & Lime Close. Those celebrating special events this week.


Those in special need of our thoughts and prayers -

Especially Judith, Sandy, Richard, Marilyn T, Dick & Anne


Years Mind - We think of our family and friends who have gone before us, especially those whose years mind fall at this time, especially Gwen Palmer.


The Departed - We remember all those who have died recently, especially those who have died violently or unprepared.

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


Safeguarding: At St. Matthew's we regard the care and safety of everyone in our community to be of utmost importance.

The PCC have adopted & implemented the House of Bishops' Safeguarding Policy 'Promoting a Safer Church' and have appointed Deborah Lim as the Parish Safeguarding Officer. If you have any safeguarding concerns or questions, she may be contacted by email at

A copy of our safeguarding policy is here.