Prayer and worship
At St Andrew’s we are committed to worshipping God with creativity and confidence within the catholic tradition of Church of England. The Eucharist is at the heart of our worship, complemented by scripture and enriched by a particularly strong musical tradition. This is further enhanced by the visual surroundings and sense of place. The main act of worship is on a Sunday morning, but smaller gatherings punctuate the week and the building is often open for private prayer. Clergy are available for those who wish to pray or talk.
Subject to Government guidelines, the building is open for private prayer on Sundays and Mondays, between 11.30am and 12.30. A member of the clergy will be available.
During the Covid-19 lockdown, we are streaming our 10am Sunday service and morning prayer each weekday at 8.30am. You can also join in evening prayer on Sundays at 8.30pm via Zoom.
Family Communion – Sundays at 10am (Livestreamed)
The service will continue to be live-streamed on Facebook throughout the November lockdown, as public gatherings of worship are currently not allowed.
All Age Communion
On the 1st Sunday each month children and young people participate in a variety of ways throughout the service, with a short message appropriate for all ages
Children's Church meets during the morning service on the 3rd Sunday of the month. (Currently suspended for lockdown)
Youth Group on 2nd and 4th Sundays for school years 6 up to age 16. (Currently suspended for lockdown)
Evensong – Sundays at 6.30pm
Choral Evensong (Livestreamed)
1st Sundays, a beautiful Anglican ‘cathedral style’ choral evensong with a substantial choir, anthems and organ voluntary. We are very blessed with a great choir at St Andrew's, who have been invited to sing at many cathedral churches nationwide. You can read about and listen to our choir here.
All other Sundays, a simple and short said service from the Book of Common Prayer, with hymns – a reflective ending to a busy week. (currently suspended, but you can join us for Compline on Zoom at 8:30pm, email the vicar for an invite)
Mid-week Eucharist – Thursdays at 11am
A gentle mid-morning communion service, when we pray for people by name.