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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 21st March 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 March

Times: Between 10.30am and 12.30pm

Place: In the church hall (behind the church)

Our current charity is The Red Box Project.


St Matthew's is honoured to be hosting a Confirmation Service on 12th May.

If you (or someone you know) would like to be confirmed please contact Fr David for further information and details of classes.

Electoral Roll

This year between 26th February and 8th April there will be a complete revision of the Church Electoral Roll. This means that even if you are currently on the roll you need to fill in a new form which you can get at the back of church or from Pip. Being on the roll allows you to have a say in the running of the church by voting at the Annual Parish Meeting which is on Sunday, April 28th and shows your commitment to St. Matthews. There is a box for completed forms on the table at the back of church. Please ask me if you have any questions. Pip

Lent Reflections Group

People of the Passion

 10.45 – 12.00 Noon on Tuesday mornings in Lent at Bushey & Oxhey Methodist Church. Followed by optional Christian Aid Soup Lunch.