Logo: Alpha

The Alpha Course has begun again

Even though the Autumn Course has begun it's not too late to come along. Every evening stands on its own and you will soon get into it when you come.

If you'd like to see what its all about it's OK to just turn up on the evening. And of course if you want more information we'd be pleased to help you. For more information 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. 

After trying it out for a night there's no commitment to any further meetings so why not come and see, though we think you'll enjoy it. If you cannot commit to the whole course at this stage just come along for a few nights and see how you get on! 

Big Quiz Night Poster

The Tear Fund BIG QUIZ Night

Saturday 16th November 7pm.

Tear Fund is a Christian charity working to reduce poverty in many places around the world.

Throughout the country hundreds of churches will be holding their version of the "THE BIG QUIZ" on this evening. Here at St. Andrew's we'll be doing our bit to support this great organisation, and giving ourselves a very enjoyable evening at the same time. Please do join us and support a great cause.

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 3rd November

4th SUNDAY before ADVENT

   Poverty & Our Community in the Old Testament.
   Leviticus 25:39 – 43. Matthew 5:17-20.

10:00am. Holy Communion.
   Lead/Preach: Ordinand (tbc)/Mark East.
12:00noon. Baptisms. Mark East.
4:00 pm. Memorial Service.
   Lead/Preach: Sue Chew/Stoker Wilson.

Sunday 10th November

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

Micah 4:1-5. John 15:9-17.
10:00 PARADE SERVICE – ECUMENICAL.
   Lead/Preach: Mark East/John Bower (Methodist Minister).
11:00am. Ceremony at War Memorial.

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 - Wednesdays 10:15am - 3:15pm.
May to September - Wednesdays 10:15am - 4:15pm.
October, November - Wednesdays 10:15am - 3:15pm.

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 Annual Christmas Fayre
takes place on
Saturday 16th November
11:00am to 2:00pm in the Church Hall.

The Fayre is a major fund raising event for St. Andrew's, so do come along to enjoy yourself for an hour or two while supporting a worthwhile cause.

If you've been on previous years you'll know that it's a great event with lots going on.

There'll be stalls selling a wide range of goods giving you some great Christmas present ideas. It's the right place to begin your search for those elusive Christmas presents.

Santa is there for the younger ones and light refreshments are available; sandwiches, cakes, burgers, hot dogs, hot drinks - a lot of the stuff will be home made.

You'll enjoy the happy atmosphere, so put the date in your diary now, and bring your family and friends with you.

 

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 September 2019. It contains lots of useful information about St.Andrew's. We always welcome potential contributions for publication. Do let us know if you have anything to share.The next edition will be produced in November and the last copy date is Sunday 24th. November.