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The Parish Church of

St Matthew Oxhey

 Fr David Shepherd   Vicar

Fr David Shepherd

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Sunday 15th  October

Trinity 18

9.30am Sung Eucharist

Sidesmen: John & Marilyn

Chalice: Richard & Marilyn

Intercessor: Marilyn

Reader: Daphne

Coffee: Adrian


Wednesday 18th October

11am Funeral of Elizabeth Benger RIP followed by refreshments in the hall.

7.30pm Prayer & worship Committee in the Vicarage


Thursday 19th October

10am Holy Communion

2-4pm Book Swap & Craft Club


Sunday 22nd  October

Trinity 19

9.30am All Age Eucharist

Sidesmen: Debbie, Hannah, Joe & James

Chalice: Debbie & Pip

Intercessor: Peter & Erin

Reader: Sandy

After the service please join us in the hall for coffee, sales table and a new Sunday opening for Book Swap. We will also be celebrating 20 yrs of Fr David’s ministry at St Matthew’s.

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 Christchurch & St Mark

Christians across Watford (CAW)


In our Community - Nursery Close & Oaklands Avenue


Special Celebrations - Birthday: Jack Tapscott


Preparing for Marriage - Ashley Wilson & Rebecca Stenson

Paul Smith & Rosemary Burt


In Particular Need - Ellen T, Bill & Pam, Jonathan, Richard, Irene, Judith,

Ann, Jean & Keith


Year’s Mind - Pamela Stephani, Harry Evans, Ivy Steel, Frank Steel, Stephanie Percivaldi, Walter Donaldson, William Moore


Departed - Elizabeth Benger 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