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Updated: 16 August, 2018
The Parish Church of
St Matthew Oxhey
Fr David Shepherd
News and Notices
St Matthew’s Oxhey Community Book Swap
Next meeting on Thursday 20th September 2-4pm
On 19th July Bookswap is holding a tea party in aid of Breast Cancer Care. We would
like to serve homemade scones with strawberries but at the moment have no-one to
make the scones. If you can help please let Daphne or Pip know. Many thanks.
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 26th August
Times: Between 10.30am and 12.30pm
Place: In the church hall (behind the church)
Our current charity is Bushey and Oxhey CARE - for more details about this service
please see our charities section. The service was started over 40 years ago by local
churches and is still providing transport for elderly, disabled and housebound people
within the area, to medical appointments, shops and local services. Though it is
run entirely by unpaid volunteers, costs keep on going up - for example, telephone
expenses have risen hugely - and donations are the only source of income. Who knows
which of us may one day need the service (if we don't already use it)?
Bushey and Oxhey Community Singers are a small, friendly (non church) choir, meeting
on term-time Monday or Tuesday evenings at 8 pm in St Matthew's church. We would
love to welcome new members to join us. We mainly sing for fun but occasionally perform
at village events. If you would like to come along, please get in touch with Roger
on 01923 242151
Watford Food bank
Our local food bank is in urgent need of supplies! More than 3800 food parcels were
given out in 2017 to local people urgently needing food – and the numbers keep on
Small, regular donations are much appreciated and the packers prepare boxes tailored
to the needs of individuals and families, so that nothing is wasted.
Items should be in date and non-perishable.
Always needed are:
rice, pasta, tinned tomatoes, tinned fruit ,tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits, long life
milk, long life juice and cereal.
Please add an extra item to your weekly shopping and put it in the box provided in