Youth & Children
We don't see children as the future so much as a vital part of the present. We are blessed by a strong youth and children ministry, led by our Youth Worker.
Our Sunday Club youngsters take part in the first part of worship on Sunday mornings, then head off to their own activities in other parts of the building, under the leadership of various adults who are all fully checked for safeguarding. Once a month, they stay in the whole service for "All-age Worship".
The Guides, Scouts, Brownies, Cubs, Rainbows and Beavers all meet at St. Andrew's and we have our own "Little Fishes" (toddlers) group, meeting on Thursday and Friday mornings.
For teenagers, there is "Chaos" which has lots of fun, food, friendship and all sorts of activities, Sundays between 6 and 7.30pm twice a month.
For Young Adults, there is a Monday night group between 7 and 8.30pm twice a month, offering a time to chill out, discuss faith, look at scripture and of course, food!
Messy Church is a regular part of our church life. All families are very welcome.
St. Andrew's has strong links with Queen Victoria Primary School, where our minister is a Governor. He and our Youth Worker take regular assembles and a group of members, known as "Open the Book" take enormously popular dramatized bible stories to the KS1 assemblies fortnightly. The church also hosts full school assemblies on a regular basis.