Midweek Communion Service

A midweek Communion service normally takes place on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 9.30am. in the church.

It's a relaxed and quiet service with a chance to reflect together on a passage of scripture, and provides a welcome break mid-week.

After the service you may like to pop along for coffee at the Methodist Church where you'll be made very welcome.

The music group supports the worship at our morning service on a Sunday.

We have a group of enthusiastic singers and a few instrumentalists on guitars and clarinet, who practice on a Friday evening. The numbers in the group have dwindled recently and we are keen to include new singers, and musicians (especially keyboard players).

If you are interested please contact John Kendrick or the office.

COVID infection rates are currently at very low levels and it is anticipated that the rate of serious illness will remain low and the COVID Booster jab will provide additional protection for almost all of the congregation. Therefore, the COVID Planning Group have decided that almost all of the current restrictions can be removed. However, COVID has not totally gone away so if you test positive or have COVID symptoms, which these days include cold-like symptoms, please do not attend a service or any other church activity. There will be some people who wish to continue with some safeguards e.g. wearing a face mask and/or no physical contact. We would ask that you continue to respect that.

In summary the new arrangements are:

We are able to share the peace however you wish, whilst respecting those who wish to share the peace without physical contact.

You can choose how you receive Communion. Either by intinction (wafer dipped in wine) or wine in a separate chalice.

The COVID Planning Group has disbanded. However if the situation unexpectedly deteriorates, it will reform to review the risks and take appropriate action. The Group would like to thank all of you for your cooperation and help in what has been an unusual and unsettling time.

St Andrew’s Covid Planning Group

The Sunday morning services at St. Andrew's follow the pattern but please note there may be occasional differences due to the church season, e.g. for Easter, Pentectost, etc.

1st Sunday:  Service of the Word

2nd Sunday: Holy Communion

3rd Sunday:  Service of the Word

4th Sunday:  Holy communion

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

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

We know that for some an earlier and quieter service is their preferred style. May 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.

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

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:-

  • Tea Time church for children and their carers. Held on the first Sunday in each month at 4:00pm in the church hall.
  • A "Memorial Service" for the recently bereaved (usually 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.