Over 29 million worldwide have now attended an Alpha course; it's an opportunity to explore the meaning of life,and runs in cafes, churches, universities, homes and bars across the world. They have three things in common - food, a talk and good conversation. Here at St. Andrew's we run courses each Summer and Autumn.

For information about the current course see the "Latest News" section of this website.

We use the latest Alpha videos, an updated, relevant and engaging resource designed to take the audience on a journey exploring the basics of the Christian faith. It uses a 'vox-pop' documentary style, using real life stories of people whose lives have been changed by finding a faith in Jesus Christ.

As part of their Christian lifestyle, people are warmly encouraged to join a Discipleship or other fellowship group.Groups usually meet weekly during the school term.

These groups are most often hosted in the home of a church member, less often in the church hall. A major purpose of a group is to engage in Bible study and discussion so that faith and commitment might be deepened. Another major role for these groups is that members will look out for each other, praying for one anothers concerns and supporting each other in good times and bad.

Most home groups closed for the Covid Pandemic and are yet to re-open. If you would like to start a group in your own home please speak to the Rector.

Coffee, Cake and Contemplation

Spend an hour or so eating cake, drinking coffee or tea and catching up with news from others. Followed by a discussion connecting life with instances from the Bible. The 3rd Tuesday of every month, 1.00pm to 3.00pm in St. Andrew's Church Hall.

A new series for 2023:-

  • 17th January    Wellbeing
  • 21st February    Love
  • 21st March        Grief & Hope
  • 18th April          Anger & Forgiveness
  • 16th May          Courage
  • 20th June         Joy & Laughter
  • 18th July          Gratitude

If you would like to join a Discipleship Group please speak to a member of the staff team.

"Crafts at Andrew's" is a group of folks who meet in the church hall on Mondays in term time from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, each one working on their particular craft interest.