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 now open for private prayer on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10am and 12 noon, on Thursdays between 7 and 8pm and on Sundays between 6-7.30pm. A member of the clergy will be present at these times.

Online services

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.

Find out how to join us for worship via your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Family Communion – Sundays at 10am

Church re-opens for Holy Communion from Sunday 26 July

The service will continue to be live-streamed on Facebook for those unable to be physically present. There will be some restrictions due to COVID-19. Click here for futher information.

All Age Communion

1st Sundays, children and young people stay in church and are involved by serving, reading and praying, with a short message appropriate for all ages

Every other Sunday there is Children's Church and we have a Youth Group on 2nd and 4th Sundays for school years 6 up to age 16. Families are very welcome – we have a children's play area within the main church space for children to be children.

Evensong – Sundays at 6.30pm

Currently suspended, but do join us for Compline (evening prayer) at 8.30pm via Zoom – email the vicar for an invitation

Choral Evensong

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.

Mid-week Eucharist – Thursdays at 11am

Currently suspended

A gentle mid-morning communion service, when we pray for people by name.