Welcome

St Andrew’s is a thriving, open and welcoming church community for all ages. Together we worship God, share God’s good news, grow in faith, and endeavour to live and work in accordance with God’s will.

Our church building is now open for personal prayer. Public services have resumed with the 8am Holy Communion last Sunday 12 July and the 10am All-age Service this Sunday 19 July – please see the pewsheet for full details and how to reserve seats. Please click below to read Nick’s pastoral letter dated 10 July.

This Sunday (19 July) is the 6th Sunday after Trinity and we are celebrating Vassa day. There are two livestreamed services: 8am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) and 10am All-age Service (also in church); at 5.30pm we have Hard Questions via Zoom. You will find links to the orders of service below (from Saturday), along with other events this week you can join from your home.

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Online Services & Events

This Sunday the 8am service is back in church for the first time (but will also be online); the other services remain online.  The 10am service is a livestream (L) via YouTube; the Taizé service is recorded but is viewable on YouTube (Y) from 5.30pm on Sunday – click the link to watch; other events use Zoom (Z) or Meet (M) – click to join.

Sunday 12 July, 5th after Trinity
8.00am    Holy Communion (BCP) (in church & L)
10.00am  All-Age Service: Kigali Day (L)
11.00am  ‘Coffee – Garden’ (M)
…    ‘Coffee – Table’ (M)
2.00pm   Junior Church (Z: email for link)
5.30pm   Taizé service (Y)
followed by ‘Drinks’ (M)

You can follow the 8am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) in your own prayer book or download a version to print or view on your screen.

For the 10am All-age service, all the words you need for joining in will appear on the screen but the full order of service (including readings) can be downloaded to print or view on your screen.

Monday 13 July
8.30am    Morning Prayer
4.30pm   Wholeness & Healing Group (Z:email for link)

Tuesday 14 July
 8.30am    Morning Prayer
8.00pm    Home group (Z: email for link)

Wednesday 15 July
 8.30am    Morning Prayer

Thursday 16 July
 8.30am    Morning Prayer
10.30am   Religious poetry (Z: email for link)

Friday 17 July
 8.30am    Morning Prayer

Sunday 19 July, 6th after Trinity
8.00am    Holy Communion (BCP) (L)
8.45am   ‘Breakfast’ (M)
10.00am   All-Age Service: Vassa Day (In church & L)
11.00am   ‘Coffee’ (M)
2.00pm   Junior Church (Z: email for link)
5.30pm  Hard Questions (Z)

Support and Community

The church building and office are now closed in line with new government advice. The clergy and our staff are still working from home.  The main contact number now is at the vicarage: 01223 303469.

A St Andrew’s Facebook page is up-and-running.  We will post latest news there as well as here on the website homepage.

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