Events at St Andrew's

What kind of things are happening at St Andrew's?

Parish Weekend Away - 26-28 April

Our joint Parish Weekend in 2017 was a great time for all those who were able to go from St Andrew's and St Mary's churches. We return to Belsey Bridge, Suffolk, in 2019, where all ages will be able to spend time together across our congregations - a time for friendships to be made and strengthened, plenty of fun and laughter to be had and time for worship, teaching and reflection, too.

The Ann Kirby Memorial Lecture: Dr Mervyn Miller on Sir Edwin Lutyens - Friday 10 May, 7.30pm

Dr Mervyn Miller talks to us about architect, town planner and historian Sir Edwin Lutyens. Tickets are £10. More details on our website page.

Managing Challenging Behaviour - Saturday 11 May, 10.00am-12noon

Mark Arnold from Urban Saints, presents a talk about managing challenging behaviour. Mark is co-founder of the Additional Needs Alliance, a collective of organisations, children’s & youth workers, parents and more who share a passion for making a positive difference for children and young people with additional needs. He is a Churches for All partner, a member of the Council for Disabled Children and Living Fully, and serves on the executive for ‘Children Matter!’ Mark has over 20 years of youth work experience and is the father of James, a boy with Autism. The event is free, with donations to Urban Saints.

Steve Knightley - Friday 14 June

We are delighted to be welcoming Steve Knightley (of Show of Hands fame) to St Andrew's for this stop on his tour in 2019.  Tickets are available from    

The Melrose Quartet - Thursday 12 December, 8.00pm

Top Sheffield-based folk quartet, featuring Nancy Kerr, James Fagin, Jess and Richard Arrowsmith, perform an evening of seasonal music at St Andrew's. Tickets will be available via Ticketsource.

Beer & Carols - Saturday 21 December, 4.00-6.00pm
A wonderful opportunity for all the family to share the hospitality of Christmas with food, drink and carols.

Regular events

Lunch Club for the over 60s
The Lunch Club is for anyone who is 60+, meeting on the second Friday of the month in The St Andrew's Centre (behind the church) between 12.30pm and 2.00pm. Volunteers cook a delicious two-course meal and you have the opportunity to catch up with familiar faces and make new friends. Lunch costs £5. If you would like to come, please let Viv Thornton (01992 584004) know for catering purposes. Thank you.
Wednesday Welcome
A space at St Andrew's on Wednesday afternoons to enjoy a cuppa, read a magazine, chat, if you want to, or sit quietly.

Coffee Mornings
On the first Saturday of every month, we hold a Coffee Morning at the church - delicious home-made cakes and refreshments are always available, along with items for sale, which make lovely gifts. 

Church at 3 - A Dementia-Friendly Service
We hold a regular 3pm Sunday Service at St Andrew's designed to be dementia-friendly. With traditional prayers and hymns followed by afternoon tea.

Soul Food - evening service
A contemporary service at St Andrew's on the first Sunday of the month (not including August or December).

Meditation and Mindfulness
Explore the riches of Christian meditation and how it fits with the practice and insights of Mindfulness. Twice a month on Wednesdays, 8pm at St Andrew's Church
Messy Church
Messy Church on Sele Farm takes place between 3pm and 4.30pm, usually on the second Sunday of the month, with fun, craft, stories, songs and food. Follow this link to find out more about Messy Church.
Breathe - prayer gathering
A time to stop, breathe and pray as we come together for breakfast and then prayers in the chapel. First Saturdays of each month.

Please explore the website to find out more about our activities, and check back for more updates about events at St Andrew's Church...