Private Prayer During Lockdown

During the lockdown period from 5th November 2020, it is not permitted to hold services in church. However, the church will be open on Sundays at 10am for private prayer. You can request a place for private prayer between Monday and Thursday of the week prior to the Sunday. No requests for future Sundays can be taken. You will then be notified on the Friday prior to the Sunday if your request has been successful.

We meet in church at 4pm on the 4th Sunday of the month for a fun-filled 45 minutes of music, craft and fun together learning about God and Jesus. Afterwards we meet in the church hall for a party tea, usually with plenty of cake, crisps and chocolate!

Please note Family@4 does not take place in August or December. For services in the current month see the "Latest News".

There are no regular evening services at St.Andrew's on a Sunday but there are afternoon and evening services from time to time, some of these monthly, others at less frequent intervals. These are normally listed in the "Latest News" section of the website as they come due, or in our "Calendar of Events".

The occasional afternoon/evening services include:-

  • A "Memorial Service" for the recently bereaved (twice a year, often in May and November), which includes prayer for each family we have recently ministered to.
  • A service of "Prayer and Laying on of Hands" for the sick.
  • The popular Christmas "Nine Lessons and Carols" service in December.
  • "Prayer First". A time of informal prayer for the world and the church held at on the first Sunday of the month. This may take place in the church hall.

The Sunday morning services at St. Andrew's normally follow the pattern below, but this schedule is not being followed during the pandemic.

 

1st Sunday:   Holy Communion Service

2nd Sunday: "All Together" Service

3rd Sunday:  Holy Communion Service

4th Sunday:  Service of the Word

5th Sunday:  Various formats and usually followed by a "Shared Lunch" in the Church Hall

The ‘All Together’ Service is very much like the previous "All Age Service". However, the intention is to evolve it over time, building on the success of Family@4 whilst ensuring that the service really does have something for everyone.

We know that for some an earlier and quieter service is their preferred style. However, we suggest those who feel this way should consider trying worship at our sister church in Sadberge at their 09:15 time. Sadberge is a more traditional Sung Eucharist i.e. singing responses with a strong lead from the good choir. The first Sunday is a Service of the Word, and the following 3 (or 4) are Eucharistic.

After church coffee and biscuits are served in the church hall across the road.

See "Latest News" or "Church Calendar" to check for changes to the current months services.

Music plays an important role in worship at St Andrew's and our services are supported by several music groups who reflect the style of worship at each service.

At the morning services there is an organist or a worship band with keyboard, instrumentalists and singers.  Once a month our talented younger people lead the worship at this service.

Musicians also support other services such as Family@4 and Tea and Praise.

We are always on the look out for people interested in helping with the music in church.  If you are a singer or an instrumentalist and would like to play with us, please get in touch.