- a roundup of news from St.Andrew's

New to St. Andrew's? Not to worry! All our services are "user friendly"; you'll find a warm welcome, a variety of styles and plenty of folks to help you.

Special services ahead of us include all the Christmas services. Click here for a full list of them with more information for each one. Please note that the main morning services on Sunday 24th, Christmas Day, 25th, and Sunday 31st are all at 10:00am. (For an overview of all our Sunday services see the Sunday Service page,)

 

17th December. ADVENT 3

8:45am. Holy Communion
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11.John 1:6-8, 19-26.
  Lead/Preach: Stoker Wilson/John Kendrick
10:45am. Scratch Nativity Service
  Lead/Talk: Mark East & Fam@4 Team
6:30 pm Service of Carols & Readings

All you need to know about Christmas services!

Christmas draws closer and most families will be well into planning for this joyful event, and so within the church. We'll be having all the usual events that folk have come to love so well; these include the following. 

The Scratch Nativity ServiceA good service for all but especially the children. Unlike the nativity services of a past time in which everything was rehearsed endlessly and everyone was on tenterhooks about whether the children would remember their lines, this service has very little preparation. Roles in the play are allocated on the morning as people arrive. Then, following a script presented by a narrator, we work through the story of the first Christmas with lots of prompting, song and laughter. It's a happy story after all.

Sunday 17th December at 10:45

Rabbie Burns, Poet

Saturday 27th January 2018 - 7:00pm in the Church Hall

Organised by St.Andrew's MenMeet, but open to all. All the usual trimmings of a traditional Burns Night Supper; Haggis, Tatties & Neaps, glorious dessert, Ode to the Haggis, etc, etc. Numbers are limited because of the size of the hall and the Supper was very popular and well attended last year, so don't be slow in buying your ticket.

Admission by ticket only. This is a very popular event, and tickets are limited because of the size of the church hall. Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see the availability of tickets and for more information.

  • Burns Supper: £10
  • Burns Supper with Whisky: £20
Graphic:Front cover of Andrew's Net

Andrews Net is our church magazine is publlished three times a year.

The Christmas 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 you'll get one delivered to you. If you live outside St. Andrew's parish, or don't receive a copy, please collect one from the church or hall, or email 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 by mail.

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.

STOP PRESS: At the moment we've had so much demand on our services that we're looking for more donors. If you can make a contribution please drop off your contributions at the church office any weekday morning. Thank you to all our contributers.

For more information see our Food Bank Page.

Logo: Alpha

The next Alpha Course at St. Andrew's will start soon after Easter, in 2018.

If you're interested and want more information or to be kept in touch do let us know  via the church office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and we'll ensure you don't miss the next one.

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Each evening looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. It meets weekly for about 12 weeks, and includes an "away day".

Alpha is run all around the globe in cafés, churches, universities, homes - you name it; and everyone's welcome. Millions have attended and been helped by it - will you be one of them?

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 2017 programme came to an end on 29th November. The expected opening days next year are:-

March, April, October, November - Wednesday 10.15am – 3.15pm

May to September - Wednesday 10.15am – 4.15pm

The National Heritage Open Days

The next National Heritage Opening Days will be in September 2018. We take part and St. Andrew's with many other places will be open locally, regionally and nationally. Please support these events.