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
In the Church’s Year we are in Ordinary Time, sometimes known as the Green Season because of the liturgical colour associated with most of the Sundays. There is usually Ordinary Time between Candlemas and Lent and then after the Feast of Pentecost until Advent (with some festivals and holy days along the way).
In every Eucharist we remember with thanksgiving the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ - and the giving of himself to us today under the forms of bread and wine, which are for us his body and blood. In this central act of Christian worship, as the bread and wine are brought before God, so we offer ourselves to him, bringing to him our joys and sorrows, our thanksgivings and concerns. When we receive Holy Communion, we receive Christ himself, and, thus nourished, go out into the world to live our Christian lives in the service of others.
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 meets on Thursdays in school term (details below). It will resume on 8th September.
The July / August 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 Ordinary Time 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