At St. Andrew's, we offer a variety of worship styles, recognising that many love traditional forms of worship and others like a more modern approach.
Our Sunday services begin at 10.30 am and 6.15 pm
A typical morning service (attended by around 65 to 80 people) will include a mixture of traditional and modern hymns, prayers, bible readings and a sermon. Our preachers try to make their sermons relevant to real life, offering challenge and encouragement. Our children and teenagers (Junior Church) join us for the first part of the service, then go to their own activities elsewhere in the building.
During the year, we have several Parade Services, when we are joined by the uniformed organisations (Scouts, Guides, Cubs, Brownies, Beavers and Rainbows). The services are 'All-age' in format and very popular. Sometimes, we include drama or puppets! There are other ‘All-age’ services when the whole church family stays together for the full service.
There is normally a smaller congregation (about 15 - 20 people) for evening worship. Here too the format will include hymns, prayers, readings and a sermon.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated twice a month (one evening and one morning). We believe in an open table at which all are welcome.
Every two months we have a Healing Service in evening worship, providing an opportunity to pray and light a candle for those in need of healing.
Twice a year, we have an evening service of ‘Thanksgiving for Loved Ones’ when families and friends who have lost a loved one in the preceding months can gather to remember, and light a candle for, the person who has died.