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The Parish Church of

St Matthew Oxhey

 Fr David Shepherd   Vicar

Fr David Shepherd

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News and Notices

NEW: Thursday Afternoon Service with Tea

We appreciate that there are some members of our congregation who find it difficult to get to church for a morning service so on the first Thursday in April and May we will be having an afternoon Eucharist service at 2.30pm followed by afternoon tea and a chance to socialise. If you can help by offering a lift to those who find it difficult to get to church or by helping with refreshments please speak to Daphne or Pip. Fr David is away in June but, if this is popular, it will resume in July.


St Matthew’s Oxhey Community Book Swap

  Next meeting on Thursday 20th June 2-4pm

For more information visit our website: speak to Daphne Boskey, Pip Leese or Margaret Tabor or email

In order to keep those who are interested in touch we have set up a emailing list so that we can remind people of events and let them know if there is anything special going on.  We did not take email addresses from members of the congregation on the day, but it will be helpful if you could complete the list at the back of the church, or email us if you would like to be included on this list.

How does it work?

For every book you bring along you can take a book away to read. If you don’t have a book to bring along you can still borrow one to get you started in return for a small donation. We will also have refreshments - tea, coffee etc - so you can sit and have a chat with old or new friends. There will be a children’s area with toys to keep them amused so you can relax.


Sunday Bookswap and Table Top Sale

The Ultimate Recycling Experience

For many years we have had regular bring and buy sales in aid of local charities offering pre-loved items at reasonable prices. Starting in October 2017, this will be on the 4th Sunday of every month and will be combined with a new, extra Sunday opening time for Bookswap so that those of you who can’t come on a Thursday afternoon can still take part. Light refreshments will be available.



 Sunday 23rd June

Times: Between 10.30am and 12.30pm Place: In the church hall (behind the church)

The Sales Table starts raising money in June for Herts Musical Memories, which delivers singing sessions for people with dementia and their carers. There are groups all over Herts, including in Watford and Bushey (Details on the notice board at the back of the hall). They receive no direct funding and to help keep the service running a ‘Sponsor a Chair’ appeal has been launched, aiming to fund 100 chairs for each group.

We sent around £180 to our last Charity (The Red Box Fund) so thank you for your support. We know you will be bringing and buying for our new charity with your usual generosity. John and Marilyn