WELCOME TO OUR CHURCH
A very warm welcome to St Andrew’s Parish Church.
There has been a place of worship on this site for over a thousand years,
so we are a very ancient church. But more importantly we are a living
community here to serve the needs of our parish and local area now.
We are committed to the care and protection of children and people of all ages: more information about our safeguarding and child protection policy can be found here.
News and Greetings
Eastertide begins with Easter Day, the Sunday of Sundays, and extends into a fifty day season of joyful reflection on the resurrection of Jesus. The Gospel readings at the Sunday Eucharist give full place to the events associated with the resurrection, recording the appearances of the risen Lord and the ‘I am’ sayings of St John's Gospel.
The miracle of the resurrection lies not only in the triumph of Jesus over death, but also in the inner experience of the Christian who is dead to sin and has risen with Christ in baptism. Eastertide is the traditional season for baptism, and so from Easter Day to Pentecost we say the Apostles’ Creed at the Sunday Eucharist, the ancient form of profession of faith which is made at baptism.
Forty days after Easter we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord, and then on the fiftieth day, at Pentecost, the Jewish Feast of Weeks, we welcome the coming of the Holy Spirit, through whom we experience the presence of the risen Lord in our lives today.
Young Church usually meets for our younger members during the 10am Parish Eucharist.
Tea On Monday and Knit & Natter are meeting again (details below).
Little Fishes has resumed on Thursdays (details below).
The May edition of our parish magazine is available in church and here
Our wonderful advertisers are here
If you are worshipping at home please use the booklet for Easter and the weekly Sunday materials which are available below. You can also collect copies of the pew sheet from church after the 10am service.
You can also receive copies of all the liturgical materials via our church mailing list (let us know if you'd like to be added).
A Prayer for Ukraine
God of peace and justice,
we pray for the people of Ukraine .
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion
to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children,
at risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
SERVICES THIS WEEK
Our usual weekly pattern of Eucharistic worship has now resumed. Please see here for guidelines and what to expect.
Sunday 08.00 Eucharist
Sunday 10.00 Parish Eucharist
Monday 09.30 Eucharist
Wednesday 10.00 Eucharist
Thursday 19.30 Eucharist