Our worship at St Andrew’s reflects the diversity of our church community, which includes people of all ages and backgrounds. Book of Common Prayer (BCP) Holy Communion and Evensong are very traditional services. Our Family Service and All-age Communion try to be accessible to the widest possible range of ages. We also have regular informal services in the evening and occasional healing services. Please see listed below the monthly pattern of services.
We are very happy to welcome families to all of our services, and a play area is available should your children become bored! On 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month during term time, Junior Church (groups for children and youth under 18) meets in St Andrew’s Hall at 10 am, sometimes joining the congregation in church towards the end of the service.
Some past sermons are available to read and download (and there are some you can also listen to).
The Monthly Pattern
|Every Tuesday||12.15 pm||Holy Communion (Common Worship), followed by lunch in the food4food community café|
|Every Sunday||8.00 am||Holy Communion (BCP)|
|1st Sunday of the month||10.00 am||All-age Communion
Children remain in church throughout the service
|5.30 or 6.30 pm||United Service (either at St Andrew’s or St George’s)*|
|2nd Sunday of the month||10.00 am||Sung Eucharist in church, with Junior Church for 0-18s in Hall
The New Voices choir sing a special setting and Introit/Communion anthems
|5.30 pm||Quiet Eucharist*
|3rd Sunday of the month||10.00 am||Family Service
with Youth Choir
|11.00 am||Short Communion (following on from the Family Service)|
|5.30 pm||Informal Worship*
with Worship Band
|4th Sunday of the month||10.00 am||Parish Communion, with Junior Church for 0-18s in Hall
|5.30 pm||Evensong (BCP) with choir and sermon*|
|5th Sunday of the month||10.00 am||All-age or Informal Communion in Church or Hall (see calendar for details)|
|5.30 pm||Evening Service*|
BCP = Book of Common Prayer.
*Please check the pewsheet or calendar for details of evening services as they are occasionally cancelled (or moved elsewhere).
The service rotas include details of readings and those taking part in each service.