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The Parish Church of

St Matthew Oxhey

 Fr David Shepherd   Vicar

Fr David Shepherd

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St Matthew’s Oxhey Community Book Swap

  Next meeting on Thursday 21st February 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 24th February

Times: Between 10.30am and 12.30pm

Place: In the church hall (behind the church)

Our current charity is The Red Box Project.

The Red Box Project in Watford is our next Sales Table charity

The first project was set up in March 2017 in Portsmouth and the movement has spread rapidly nationwide as schools welcome the response to the problem of girls missing out on their education because their families struggle financially and cannot afford to provide sanitary products. Red boxes in schools are kept stocked by the Red Box volunteers and improved attendances have been reported as a result. The local project is working with partners such as the police, local councillors and Watford Community Housing.

Please support young people's education by visiting the Sales Table!

Our next event will be on 24th February. We were able to send £150 to the Watford Talking Newspaper recently from the Sales Table proceeds. Your generosity is appreciated! John and Marilyn

Watford Foodbank


Thank you for all your donations of food for the Watford Food Bank. Unfortunately, in these times of austerity, the need still continues so please continue to bring along your donations of items that are non-perishable and in date and put them in the box at the back of the church.



Always needed are:

rice, pasta, tinned tomatoes, tinned fruit ,tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits, long life milk, long life juice and cereal.

Thank you.