Worship – what to expect

Sunday Morning at 11.00am – 12.00noon Family Worship

Click here to see who is next leading worship.

What happens in worship at St Andrew’s?

You will be greeted on the door and made very welcome at this typical URC service which includes Hymns, Bible Reading, Prayers, Sermon, a talk with the children and sometimes drama or poetry.  Members of the congregation take part, for example reading the Bible or leading prayers or taking part in a short drama. Occasionally the ‘sermon’ will take the form of a discussion or dramatic presentation. 
Usually after the second hymn the children go to their own group (junior church), but from time to they stay in for an ‘All Age’ Service. Click here to find out more about Junior Church
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is held at least once every two months and additionally on Easter Sunday.  Click here to check the dates of communion services.

Following the Sunday Service we enjoy tea, coffee and fellowship together. This has been suspended for the duration of the Covid pandemic but will be restored when we feel it is safe to do so.
Two to three times each year is a Scout Parade service and the dates are given on the calendar.
There is of course a full range of festival services at Christmas and Easter.

The church is fully accessible. Wheelchair users and baby buggies are welcome.  There is a loop system for the hearing impaired. We are trying to be a Dementia Friendly church and have pictures to illuminate the words of information signs.  We are a Safe Church with full safeguarding policies and procedures in place.

Please note that members of the congregation are required to wear a face mask at all times, unless they are medically exempt.  They are also encouraged to sanitise their hands on arrival.  The elders will decide when it is safe to remove these requirements.

Please read Notes for Visiting Preachers for a description of our morning services.