- a roundup of news from St.Andrew's

New to St. Andrew's? Not to worry!

You'll find a variety of styles in our worship and plenty of folks to help you get into things. You'll enjoy the friendly atmosphere, lively music, and helpful sermons.

  • Here's a list of the forthcoming Sunday services for the next few weeks.
  • For an overview of all our Sunday services see the Sunday Service page

IMPORTANT  NOTE: There is now only one Sunday morning service which starts at 10:00am.

 

Sunday 7th April. PASSION SUNDAY, 5th Sunday of Lent

     Isaiah 43:16-2. The Anointing at Bethany.
10:00am. APCM Celebration Service followed by shared lunch.
This is an unusual service in that it incorporates our Annual meeting with reports and voting in officers for the year,
     Lead/Preach: Mark East.
6:30pm. Prayer First. (informal prayer for the church & world)

Sunday 14th April. PALM SUNDAY, 6th Sunday of Lent

     Psalm 118:1-2. 19-29. Matthew 21:1-11.
10:00am. Parade Service.
     Lead/Preach: Mark East/Bill Mullally.
3:00pm. Tea & Praise. (At Oban Court Care Home)

18th April. MAUNDY THURSDAY

6.30 pm Service & Agape Meal.
Pre-booking of meal is helpful if possible
  Lead/Preach: Sue Chew.

19th April. GOOD FRIDAY

10:00am. All-Age Service.
  Lead/Preach: F@4 team
2:00pm. Devotional Service.
  Lead/Preach: Lesley Stegner/Pauline Young.

Here's some information about what is happening during Holy Week and Easter at St. Andrew's

April 14th - Palm Sunday

10:00am. Joint Service with Haughton Methodist Church, at St.Andrew's
There will be a procession from the Methodist Church to St.Andrew's, with palms and songs, starting at 10:00am, 
or if you prefer go straight to St. Andrew's for 10:15.

April 18th - Maundy Thursday

6:00pm. Apapé Meal including Communion in the Church Hall
In this informal event we share a simple meal on the Thursday evening, the eve of Good Friday, as did Jesus with his disciples.
It will include an address and informal Holy Communion. No charge, but donations on the evening welcomed.

April 19th - Good Friday

10:00am. All Age Good Friday Service
On this, the most solemn day of the year for Christians, we offer a simple, child-friendly, service to remember the loving sacrifice of Jesus.

2:00pm. Easter Vigil
Lasting about 75 minutes, and spanning over 3:00pm, the traditional hour at which Jesus died, we use music and readings to remind ourselves of His love for us.

Logo: Alpha

Starting Wednesday 24th April

Introductory evening with "Pizzas and Puds"

The Summer Alpha Course at St.Andrew's will begin on Wednesday 24th April at 7pm in the Church Hall and will continue for some 11 weeks on subsequent Wednesday evenings. It's OK to just turn up on the evening. And of course if you want more information about what it's all about then we'd be pleased to help you. In the first place e-mail the Parish office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The first evening is a Introductory Evening when you can come along and see if Alpha is OK for you.

Remember our slogan when you try it: " No cost!  No obligation to come to further evenings! No pressure!"

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Each evening looks at a different question around faith and life and is designed to create conversation. It meets weekly for about 11 weeks, and includes a "Holy Spirit Away Day" at a local venue. 

After trying it out for a night there's no commitment to any further meetings so why not come and see, though we think you'll enjoy it. If you cannot commit to the whole course at this stage just come along for a few nights and see how you get on! 

Graphic:Front cover of Andrew's Net

Andrew's Net is our church magazine and is published three times a year. The current edition was published in time for Easter 2019. It contains lots of useful information about St.Andrew's. We always welcome potential contributions for publication. Do let us know if you have anything to share.The next edition will be produced in September and the last copy date is Sunday 1st. September.

In addition to the normal range of services St. Andrew's is open and manned on many Wednesdays throughout the year for heritage visits, prayer and reflection. The 2019 season is from Wednesday 6th March, and continues through until the end of November.

March, April, October, November - Wednesdays 10:15am - 3:15pm.
May to September - Wednesdays 10:15am - 4:15pm.

The National Heritage Open Days

The next National Heritage Opening Days are in September each year. St. Andrew's takes part with many other places which are open locally, regionally and nationally. Please support these events.

St. Andrew's Food Bank exists to provide food for people in need. If you find you cannot provide food for your family, whatever the reason, the Food Bank can help to tide you over until you're on your feet again.

The Food Bank is normally open every week. Call at St Andrew's Church Hall off Haughton Greeen, on a Thursday afternoon, 1:30 to 2:30pm.

We are always looking for more donors to replenish our supplies! Will you help?

We are giving out over 100 tins a week, the average week is 14 bags, with 8 tins/bag. Please add a couple of tins to your shopping this week -soup, beans, tomatoes, fish, meat, fruit and vegatables are all needed.

If you can help us please drop off your contributions at the church office any weekday morning or contact the church office to arrange a pick up. Thank you to all our contributers whose generosity is priceless. 

For more information see our Food Bank Page.