- 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

From Sunday 12th January we begin a series of sermons looking at the letter of St.Paul to the Philippians.
Under the title "This is  Living" we build on Paul's statement in 2:21, "For me to live is Christ".
Please join us week by week as we discover what brings Paul great joy.


Sunday 5th January


     Isaiah 60:1-6. Matthew 2:1-12.
10:00am. Holy Communion.
     Lead/Preach: Mark East/Stoker Wilson.
12:00noon. Baptisms. Mark East.
6.30pm PRAYER FIRST. Informal prayer for the church & the world


Sunday 12th January


Living in Partnership: Growing Up Together.
     Philippians 1:1-11. Luke 1:67-80.

     Lead/Preach: Jasmin Miller/Mark East.

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A discipleship Course

Starting Wednesday 15th January, 7:00pm in the Gouldsmith Room.

This is a new course designed especially for those new to the Christian Faith and to Church but open to anyone. It will look at some personal aspects of Christian Life including how to maintain our relationship with Jesus and how to get more involved in the Church.

It will follow the same format as our Alpha evenings starting with refreshments at 7:00, then a “teaching” slot presented by a team member and foowed by sharing/discussion. Please make a note to come along. You’ll be very welcome.

Provisional timetable. Initially for five sessions, with the option of extending it for a further few weeks.

  • 15th January. "Keep it going" - Developing your relationship with God.
  • 22nd January. "Time for God" - The importance of regular Christian devotions.
  • 29th January. Visit to a "Spring Harvest" get together in Stockton.
  • 5th February. "The Choice is yours" - Developing a christian lifestyle.
  • 12th February. "What about the church" - The value of belonging.
  • 19th February. Half term break.
  • 26th February. "Signs of Grace" - What about Baptism & Communion.

More information is availablle from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone the church office.


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 December 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 time for Easter and the last date for contributing copy is Sunday 22nd March.

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.

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Christmas Opening times.

Monday 23rd December. 1:30-2:30pm. (No Food bank on Thursday 26th).
Thursday 2nd January. 1:30-2:30, the usual day & time.

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.