St. Andrew's church is very pleased to have been associated with the Scout & Guide Associations for many years.

The groups operate on a Friday evening and they participate in Sunday morning Parade Services from time to time, particularly on Remembrance Sunday in November.

We are an emergency food resource for people who are unable to feed themselves or their families due to financial difficulties or crisis.

St Andrew's food bank exists to help put food on the tables of those in desperate need. We operate as a food bank distribution point every Thursday 1.30-2.30pm and offer bags of food, and also a warm welcome and a friendly face. Donations to the food bank are always gratefully recieved. (See Latest News for information about holiday closures)

St. Andrew's is very happy to be associated with Darlington Credit Union. This is a charity which helps people with loans and savings in a safe way.

Low interest rates means that folks don't get into the horrendous problems that can face people who take loans from pay day lenders. The loans come from the deposits that members of the scheme make into their individual accounts.

ABC is a group for:
Adults – mums, dads, grandparents, and other adults responsible for caring for children
Babies – from birth
Children – toddlers and children up to just before they start at school

The Boathouse Cafe

The Boathouse Cafe is located in St. Andrew's Church Hall and is open every Wednesday, except in the week after Christmas.

Open from 9:00am until 12:00noon.

Come along for a cooked breakfast or just for morning elevenses. A wide range of food is available including bacon butties, coffee, breakfast and a chat.