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Hannah said to Eli, ‘Pardon me, my lord. As surely as you live, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the Lord. I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he shall be given over to the Lord.’ (1 Samuel 1:26-28)

This Sunday is Mothering Sunday, originally a day for people to return to their mother church. This might be their home church, cathedral, or the nearest large church. A day to recall their introduction to the Christian faith. More recently, this has become synonymous with Mother’s Day: a day to recall and celebrate the impact mothers have on our lives, and to celebrate family life.

In our readings, we’ll read about Hannah, who gave up her firstborn son and Mary who, as her son was dying, had a new family provided for her. We see how God provides for his people, and how he cares for us.

We’re also being joined by Northaw School’s Choir.

You would be very welcome at our 10:30am service in St Andrew, Cuffley or at 9am for a service of Holy Communion in St Andrew, Cuffley, this Sunday, as we mark Mothering Sunday together.

The 10:30am Sunday morning service will also be streamed.  This will start at 10:25am, and can be accessed directly via YouTube or Facebook, found on our website, and is advertised on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

If you encounter problems with viewing the service via Facebook (or YouTube) please follow the link for YouTube (or Facebook) instead.

Children’s Church

There is no children’s church this Sunday, as we all meet together in the main body of the building.

Norman Brooker’s Funeral

Norman's funeral is on Tuesday 19th March at 10:45am, in St Thomas Oakwood (N14 4SN).

Lent Course

Our Lent course (using The Bible Course) continues this week. We have two sessions that meet each week:

  • Monday Evening, 7:30pm at 17 Tolmers Avenue, Cuffley.
  • Wednesday Lunchtime.

If you have one, please bring a Bible with you (physically or electronically). On Wednesday lunchtime, you would also be welcome to bring your lunch.

If this is something you would like to be part of, please be in touch with Chris - or just turn up.

Large Print Bibles

We’ve managed to get hold of some very large print Bibles. The text is larger than we use in the printed sheets. We plan to have some of them available for use in church, and some for sale. If these might be helpful for you, please do use them in the service, and do consider purchasing one.

The Rachel Bradgate Lecture

This year’s Rachel Bradgate lecture will be given by Emily Lucas, tutor at Union School of Theology, and will be on Wednesday 24th April at 7pm in St Andrew. For more details, please see our website.

Bible Reading Resources

There are a lot of resources available online to help with Bible reading. A few of them are here, in case they are helpful for you.

Home Communion

If you’re not able to join us on Sundays, and would appreciate a visit with Holy Communion, please be in touch with Chris.


We’re currently using self-signup for the various rotas: blank rotas will be pinned up at the back of St Andrew. If you are one of our regular welcomers, readers, pray-ers, communion assistants, or refreshment helpers, please do sign up where you are able to.

Rotas for March and April services are now available.

If you don’t already help, and this would be something you would like to do, please talk to Chris.

Wednesday Morning prayer

You would be very welcome to join us for a short service of Morning Prayer in St Andrew at 10:00am on Wednesday morning.

Annual Meetings

This is advance notice that our Annual Meetings this year are scheduled to take place on Sunday 12 May, after the 10:30 service.

Vicar’s Sabbatical

In consultation with the PCC and the Diocese, Chris will be on Extended Study Leave (often referred to as a sabbatical) from 1st July to 30th September.

Coffee Shop

Our weekly Coffee Shop will be taking place this Wednesday from 10:30 in St Andrew, Cuffley, you are very welcome to join us.

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