- a roundup of news from St.Andrew's

During the School Holidays lots of church groups take a break but there are still some events taking place.

This page lists most of them

  • Sunday Services - please note there is only one morning service on a Sunday at 10:00am from 29th. July to the end of August.
  • Wednesday Morning Holy Communion - continues every week at 9:30am.
  • Boathouse Cafe - continues every Wednesday from 9:00am to 12:00noon. Come along for a full cooked breakfast, or just a coffee as you prefer.
  • Church open days - continues every Wednesday 10:15am to 4:15pm. A time to explore the church, discover some of its' heritage or spend a while in reflection and prayer.
  • St. Andrew's foodbank - continues every Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. For those in need in these difficult days.

And then from the beginning of September everything swings into action again - Alpha - Home Groups - Sweaty Church - ABC Toddlers and carers, and so much more.

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


Sunday 12th August. TRINITY 11.

   Instructions for Christian Living - 1
   Ephesians 4:17 - 5:2. (John 6:35, 41-51).
10:00 a.m. Holy Communion.
   Lead/ Preach: Mark East/John Kendrick.

Sunday 19th August. TRINITY 12.

   Instructions for Christian Living - 2
   Ephesians 5:3 -20 (John 6:51-58).
10:00 a.m. Service of the Word.
   Lead/ Preach: Pauline Young/Sue Chew.

Sunday 26th August. TRINITY 13.

   Instructions for Christian Households
   Ephesians 5:21-6:9. (John 6:56-69).
10:00 a.m. Holy Communion.
   Lead/ Preach: Mark East/Pauline Young.

Logo: Alpha

The Autumn Alpha Course begins on Wednesday 12th September and will last for some 11 weeks. Please make a note of the date and let us know you'd like to come, or it's OK to just turn up on the evening. The first evening is always an introduction to the course to see if it suits you. 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..

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.

St. Andrew's church at sunset

St. Andrew's church will once again be open for visitors for an extended time over the Heritage Open Days weekend in September

  • Thursday 13th Sept. and Friday 14th Sept. 10:00 - 16:00
  • Saturday 15th Sept. 10:00 -13:00
  • Sunday 16th Sept. 14:00 - 16:00

During these days the church will be manned and visitors are most welcome.

For more information about what you might see at this historic ancient church, present building dating to 1125, but built on the site of a former Saxon church see our own church buildings page.

Image; Harvest Festival

Sunday 30th September is a rather special day. First it's the date of our annual Harvest Festival when we gather to thank God for all his goodness in providing for our needs and there are major changes in timings for the day.

  • But also it's a 5th Sunday in the month so there will be only one service that morning, and that's at 10:00am.
  • The service that morning will be the annual Harvest Parade service when we give a special welcome to the members of the Scouts and Guides.
  • After the service we meet in the church hall, first for coffee and then to enjoy a shared fellowship lunch.

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 2018 season begins on Wednesday 7th 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 will be in September 13th to 16th, 2018. We take part and St. Andrew's with many other places will be 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 Easter 2018 edition is now available. 

Andrew's Net is distributed free of charge to all homes in the parish so if you live in the parish, which incudes homes in Haughton, Red Hall, Springfield and Whinfield you'll get one delivered to you soon. If you live outside St. Andrew's parish, or don't receive a copy, please collect one from the church or hall, or e-mail the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and address to request a copy.