Christians Against Poverty at St. Andrew's

In conjunction with CAP nationwide we run a local CAP debit service agency. CAP is a debt counselling charity devoted to help people out of debt and learn to organise their finances for the future.It does not pay off debts but helps people to find ways of getting rid of their debt burden and helps negotiate ways out of debt. 

This service is free and open to all irrespective of race or belief and is devoted to helping people to cope with debt. Entirely non-judgmental we aim to help people work their way out of debt in association with CAP national.

If you are in debt and need help contact our local Rep Rachel who will begin the process of getting you out of debt.

The Boathouse Cafe

The Boathouse Cafe is located in St. Andrew's Church Hall and is open every Wednesday, except in the week after Christmas.

Open from 9:00am until 12:00noon.

Come along for a cooked breakfast or just for morning elevenses. A wide range of food is available including bacon butties, coffee, breakfast and a chat.

St. Andrew's church is very pleased to have been associated with the Scout & Guide Associations for many years.

The groups operate on a Friday evening and they participate in Sunday morning Parade Services from time to time, particularly on Remembrance Sunday in November.

We are an emergency food resource for people who are unable to feed themselves or their families due to financial difficulties or crisis.

St Andrew's Food Bank exists to help put food on the tables of those in desperate need. We operate as a food bank from our church hall every Thursday 1.30-2.30pm and offer bags of food, and also a warm welcome and a friendly face. Donations to the food bank are always gratefully received. (See Latest News for information about holiday closures)

St. Andrew's is very happy to be associated with Darlington Credit Union. This is a charity which helps people with loans and savings in a safe way.

Low interest rates means that folks don't get into the horrendous problems that can face people who take loans from pay day lenders. The loans come from the deposits that members of the scheme make into their individual accounts.

ABC is a group for:
Adults – mums, dads, grandparents, and other adults responsible for caring for children
Babies – from birth
Children – toddlers and children up to just before they start at school
Well actually ABC is currently two separate groups, one meeting on a Monday morning, and the other on Wednesday afternoons. Both meet in St Andrew’s Church Hall in termtime.