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.
During the Covid-19 lockdown, we are streaming our 10am Sunday service and morning prayer each weekday at 8.30am.
Family Communion – Sundays at 10am (Livestreamed)
The service will continue to be live-streamed on Facebook and we strongly advise those with Facebook to stay at home and access the service online. Those unable to do so are welcome to attend church in person.
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 until the situation improves)
Youth Group on 2nd and 4th Sundays for school years 6 up to age 16. (Currently suspended until the situation improves)
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.
Said Evensong (Book of Common Prayer) - Not Livestreamed
All other Sundays, a short and simple service of evening prayer, usually with hymns and organ accompaniment.
Mid-week Eucharist – Thursdays at 11am
A gentle mid-morning communion service, when we pray for people by name.