Arrangements for services from 5th December

COVID infection rates remain high both locally and nationally and we are now aware of the Omicron variant with currently unknown consequences for transmission and severe illness, The government is reintroducing compulsory wearing of face coverings in shops and on public transport. Therefore, the St Andrew’s COVID Planning Group believe that for the month of December, we should retain the same safeguards as we currently have which are primarily using every other pew and wearing face coverings during the service. If this needs to change as we learn more about the Omicron variant we will be back in touch.

Communion will continue to be wafers served to you in your seat by the minister.

In the light of the current situation, the COVID Group decided that it would be unsafe to hold Christingle services or a Nativity Service this year, so they will not take place in 2021. We are seeking to live stream morning services, but in the event that is not possible we will endeavour to record the service and stream it later in the day.

Refreshments will continue to be served after services. There will be tables and six seats per table laid out. You will be required to wear a face covering until you have collected your coffee or tea and sat down at a table.


what to expect as you come to church:

  • Sunday services will be open to more people, with alternate pews available for the congregation; a maximum of 6 people or 2 households in one pew.

  • Face coverings will continue to be required, as will hand sanitizer.

  • Congregational singing will be possible to music which may be from recorded sources.

  • Communion will continue to be with wafers only served to you in your seat by the minister.

  • Refreshments will be served in the Church Hall after the Sunday morning service.

For those who do not want to or cannot come to a live church service please read on

We expect the Sunday morning service to be broadcast live from the beginning of November and shown via our YouTube pages. Tune-in in time for a start at 10:00am.

Here's a link to the YouTube Church video page

Here's a link to the Facebook Church Prayer video page

  • If you’re not yet on Facebook, then why not set up an account, and get involved so you can pick up news and keep in contact especially if you’re feeling isolated.
  • You don't need to subscribe to YouTube to take part.
  • If you need help on how to use Facebook to watch video this website might be helpful.
  • If you have a casting device like Google Chromecast or similar you can cast to your TV for a better viewing experience.