Soul Food

Usually on the first Sunday of the month, 7.00-8.00pm, in The St Andrew's Centre

SunsetAre you looking for something different in a church?

Perhaps you're new to St Andrew's or maybe you've been coming for a while and want to explore different aspects of faith. If so, why don't you try something new and join us at our monthly cafe-style service. We call it Soul Food.

Our contemporary café-style evening service is a chance for

worship, creative prayer, time for reflection

We meet for roughly an hour in the St Andrew's Centre behind the Church on a Sunday evening. We have a cup of coffee, pass around the biscuits (optional) and chat about an issue related to Christianity and modern living. Often we share our personal experiences in small groups (this is also optional, you can just listen if you prefer). We throw in a Bible reading and sing a few songs and go home with something to think about. More than anything, our meetings are informal, relaxed and friendly.

Please join us

Everyone is welcome, whether you have a faith or not. If you have any questions, please speak to Alan (01992 582726).


Our Soul Food dates for 2018 are:
7 Jan
New Year, New You


4 Feb

Understanding God’s timing

4 March

Self-reflection - 'half full or half empty?'

8 April

The Walk to Emmaus

6 May

Heroes who draw us closer to God

3 June

Crossing thresholds - the God who walks through closed doors

1 July

'Love thyself as your neighbour' - what does it look like to love ourselves as Christians?

[no Soul Food in August]

2 Sept

'A Faith of risks' - Does God ask us to take risks in our lives? Does this stretch us in our faith? What risks have you chosen or been forced to take? 

7 Oct

The Bucket List - do we have a Bucket List ? What is holding us back from doing those things? Did Jesus have one? Does God have one? 

4 Nov

Prayers around the Bonfire
Church Bonfire, 6.00pm at 39 Port HIll. Soul Food goes to the bonfire! Food, songs and worship around the bonfire, led by our Youth Group, TMM. For ticket information, please see the Notices page for updates.

[no Soul Food in December]


These were our themes in 2017...
January 8th A New Year's Covenant
An opportunity to reflect on the past year and entrust the new year to God

February 5th The Eucharist of Hospitality 
In an increasingly inhospitable world, we will gather to affirm God's hospitality towards all. Please join us in solidarity with all who feel unwelcome in this world as we share Christ's meal of grace and freedom. it will be a mix of informal worship and a liturgy called 'The Eucharist of Hospitality'. 

March 5th Into the Desert
In introduction to the season of Lent. Reflecting on the dry and difficult times of our lives.

April 2nd   ‘He set his face…’
Exploring God’s vocation for each one of us           
May 7th   Everyday Resurrection

Finding resurrection at the heart of life. During Easter it’s easy to imagine that the resurrection of Christ is all about one day. Sometimes we need reminding that it should influence our lives every day of the year.                                                                                                    

June 4th   Birth, Wind and Fire

The power of the Spirit in our lives                                                                            

July 2nd   Presence and absence

Where is God?

September 10th  ‘I can resist anything… except temptation’                                                                                      
October 1st   The Mystery of God     

November 5th  Prayers around the bonfire 

Church Bonfire 6pm @ 39 Port Hill. Soul Food goes to the bonfire! Food, songs and worship around the bonfire, led by our youth group. With games for the children. For ticket information, please see the Notices page for updates.