- a roundup of news from St.Andrew's

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 15th September. TRINITY 13

     Blessing on the Way: Growing Church.
     Ephesians 5:25-33. John 15:1-12.

10:00am. Holy Communion.
     Lead/Preach: Sue Chew/John Kendrick.
12:00noon. Baptisms: Sue Chew.


Sunday 22nd September. TRINITY 14

     Blessing on the Way: Responding to Poverty.
     Matthew 25:31-40.

10:00am. Service of the Word.
     Lead/Preach: Pauline Young/Mark East.
4:00pm. St. Andrew’s Family @ 4. (Messy Church)


Sunday 29th September. TRINITY 15

Harvest Sunday

     Abundant Blessings, God provides.
     Psalm 104:5-18. Psalm 104:27-28 & 33-35.

10:00am. Harvest Parade Service.
      Lead/Preach: Mark East/Helen Kendrick.

Logo: Alpha

The Alpha Course has begun again

Even though the Autumn Course has begun it's not too late to come along. We've just got going, 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! 

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

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 church at sunset

St. Andrew's church will once again be open for visitors for an extended time over the Heritage Open Days weekend in September

  • Thursday 19th Sept. and Friday 20th Sept. 10:00 - 16:00
  • Saturday 21st Sept. 10:00 - 14:00
  • Sunday 22nd Sept. 12:00 - 15:00

During these days the church will be manned and visitors are most welcome.

For more information about what you might see at this historic ancient church, present building dating to 1125, but built on the site of a former Saxon church see our own church buildings page.

This is our "harvest social" this year on the eve of the Harvest Sunday celebrations and promising a great evening out.

Saturday 28th October, 7-10pm in the church hall. You can just turn up on the night, but it helps us to cater if you can let us know you intend to come.

Including a dance workshop, and of course food, but "bring your own beer", or whatever other tipple is your favourite. Hot drinks of course will be provided.

Nearly Here! Have you booked yet?

Prices: Adult £4; Child £2; Family £10.

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Image; Harvest Festival

Sunday 29th September is our annual Harvest Festival when we gather to thank God for all his goodness in providing for our needs.

  • The service that morning will be the annual Harvest Parade service when we give a special welcome to the members of the Scouts and Guides.
  • After the service we meet in the church hall, first for coffee and then to enjoy a shared fellowship lunch.

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.

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.