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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 20th December 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 25th November

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

Why not try the “Reverse Advent Calendar?


Thank you for all your donations of food at Harvest Festival.

 Instead of buying an Advent calendar with chocolates etc, set up a box and put an item of food into it for each day of Advent. On Christmas Eve you can bring your box along to church and we will arrange for the contents to be sent along to the Watford Food Bank.