Over 29 million worldwide have now attended an Alpha course; it's an opportunity to explore the meaning of life,and runs in cafes, churches, universities, homes and bars across the world. They have three things in common - food, a talk and good conversation. Here at St. Andrew's we run courses each Summer and Autumn.

We use the latest Alpha videos, an updated, relevant and engaging resource designed to take the audience on a journey exploring the basics of the Christian faith. It uses a 'vox-pop' documentary style, using real life stories of people whose lives have been changed by finding a faith in Jesus Christ.

As part of their Christian lifestyle, people are warmly encouraged to join a Discipleship or other fellowship group.Groups usually meet weekly during the school term.

These groups are most often hosted in the home of a church member, less often in the church hall. A major purpose of a group is to engage in Bible study and discussion so that faith and commitment might be deepened. Another major role for these groups is that members will look out for each other, praying for one anothers concerns and supporting each other in good times and bad.

Girls Aloud! is a group for all ladies in the church. It's a great time to meet with others in a relaxed setting. Sometimes we meet up just for a drink and a chat, other times we have a more formal programme with a speaker.

We usually meet every month on the fourth Friday evening although from time to time that may change, for example if we have a visit out someplace.

Watch out for news of our next event and you'll find a warm welcome if you join us.

This group is for all men, however remotely connected with the Church, as well as friends who just fancy a chat and a drink. 

As well as a time of fellowship it offers a chance to make connections outside the church.

The regular meeting is on the first Monday evening of the month  usually starting at 7:00pm. But occasionally for a breakfast and talk on a Saturday morning The venue and activities vary but have included snooker, breakfasts, camping, dinner and speaker etc.

See the calendar for details of the next MenMeet.

 

Ladies Guild is a group of ladies who meet once a month to enjoy each other’s company, to listen to a speaker and have a cuppa together.

We meet the first Tuesday of most months at 2.00pm in the back room of the church hall. The speakers cover a variety of topics and always seem to be interesting. Once a year we have a day trip to the Lakes or to Whitby or somewhere similar.

For further information contact the office. We would love to see you.

"Crafts at Andrew's" is a group of folks who meet on Mondays in term time from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, each one working on their particular craft interest.