- 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: Please see details of the revised Sunday morning service pattern.
There is now only one Sunday morning service which starts at 10:00am.

Our Spring sermon series is on the theme "Understanding my identity in Christ".
Click on this link for a full explanation of the topics.

 

Sunday 3rd February 

   “I am forgiven without reservation.”
    Psalm 103:8-18. Luke 23:32-43.
10:00am. Holy Communion.
    Lead/Preach: Mark East/John Kendrick.
12:00noon. Baptisms. Mark East.
6:30pm. Prayer First. (Informal prayer for the church & the world)

Making Disciples Course

This is an exciting new, yet richly old way of talking about discipleship and spiritual formation. It takes place over eight sessions and will involve video content/teaching and practical tasks to help us understand what it means to be a 'disciple' rather than just a 'believer' and how we can continue to grow in our discipleship. 7.30pm each Wednesday, meeting in the Gouldsmith Room in the church hall. More information is available from the Rector or Church Office. E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(Refreshments served from 7:00pm)

23rd January Session 1 - A mind that is holy and pleasing.
30th January Session 2 - A heart of flesh.
6th February Session 3 - Your hands are not your own.
13th February Session 4 - Learning and remembering together.

Logo: Alpha

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. During recent years scores of people have attended one of St.Andrew's courses, and many have found faith in or renewed a faith in Jesus.

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.

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 Christmas, 2018, but it still contains lots of useful information. The next edition will be published in time for Easter this year. We always welcome potential contributions for publication. Do let us know if you have anything to share. Last copy date for the next edition is Sunday 24th. March.