Archdeacon’s Visitation

The Churchwardens, members of St. Andrew’s Church Council and the Acting Chaplain and Mrs Graham attended the final Archdeacon’s Visitation of the Ven John Holdsworth in St. Paul’s Cathedal, Nicosia on Saturday 18th May 2019.

In a wide-ranging address Archdeacon Holdsworth commented on his years serving as the Archdeacon of Cyprus and Executive Archdeacon for the Diocese. We are delighted to hear that he will continue in an honorary role as Director of Ministry for the next two years, continuing his development and support of ministry within the Diocese which he has carried out so assiduously over his nine-year term of office.

He also addressed the future, stressing the uncertainities caused by Brexit and the departure of many expatriates who came to the Island 20 years ago but who now, for various reasons, felt the need to return to their homeland. However in spite of such difficulties he felt confident of the future of the Diocese.

We in St. Andrew’s are also grateful to Archdeacon John for all the help and support which he has given to us over the past difficult year in the life of the parish. We wish him and Sue every blessing in his retirement.

The St. Andrew’s contingent: Janet Graham, Gloria Tattersall, Sally Birt, Sandy Oram, Jacqueline McIntyre, Stewart Hillard, Pat Etherington, the Revd Michael Graham

The St. Andrew’s Cake

The cakes

Choral Eucharist ends Music Week 2019

To mark the end of Music Week 2019, Bishop Michael celebrated at the traditional Choral Eucharist on Sunday 12th May.

During the service the Bishop dedicated new white liturgical paraments, the first set acquired under a generous bequest from the late Ruth Smith.

Led by the choir under the direction of St. Andrew’s Director of Music, Earl Moffitt, with Music Week Facilitator Dr. Joe McKee as organist, the congregation heard the Gloria in Excelsis written by 2018 Music Week Facilitator, Martin White, for Christ Church, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.

The appointed psalm for the day, Psalm 23, was sung to Anglican Chant by C. Hylton Stewart.

Following Bishop Michael’s inspiring sermon, the choir sang the anthem Listen, let your heart keep seeking, text and music by Aniceto Nazareth, arr. Malcolm Archer.

During communion the anthem Feed us now by Robin Mann was sung followed by the post-communion hymn Father we love you, Donna Atkins, arr. Norman Warren with descant by William Llewellyn.

Rev Michael made a presentation to Dr. McKee of a beautiful painting of Bellapais Abbey by local artist and singer Maxene Shailer.

Choir and congregation finished the service by singing the hymn We shall go out with the hope of resurrection by June Boyce-Tillman to the tune Isle of Inisfree (so appropriate for our Irish connection during this Music Week!).

Following the service, the congregation gathered in the Hall for the usual refreshments.

Sincere thanks go to Earl Moffit, Dr. Joe McKee, the members of the choir and guests from Kyrenia Chamber Choir who joined us, and all who helped in any way to make Music Week 2019 such a resounding success.

Liturgical paraments donated in memory of the late Ruth Smith

The congregation during the service

Gloria Tattersall reads the first reading

Fr Edward Jervis reads the second reading

Bishop Michael preaches

Chris Penny leads the Intercessions

Rev Michael presents a token of appreciation to Dr. Joe McKee

Bishop Michael, the Choir, Director of Music, Facilitator, Sacristan, Crucifer, Church Warden, and Acting Chaplain

Bishop Michael, Dr. Joe McKee, Revd Michael Graham, Earl Moffitt

A wonderful night of music and laughter

Friday night, 10th May, marked one of the highlights of St. Andrew’s Music Week 2019.

A packed church saw the fruits of days of hard work by the choir of St. Andrew’s and guests under the direction of the Director of Music, Earl Moffitt, and Facilitator, Dr. Joe McKee.

The change in emphasis away from purely sacred music to a mixture of sacred and secular, together with individual choral and instrumental pieces, delighted the choir, performers and audience.

A magnificent total of over TL8000 (updated figure as at 13th May!) was raised which will benefit both Tulips, the cancer support charity, and the Lefkoşia Women’s Refuge.

The choir enjoy refreshments before the performance

The packed church enjoys the performance

The Ladies in fine voice

The Gentlemen of the choir

Diana Peek reading “The Church Mouse”

Rae Tilley sings solo

Flautist Richard Dobbs

Dr. Joe McKee sings John Betjeman’s “The Church’s Restoration”

“The Everlys”, Dreaming

Concertgoers enjoy refreshments afterwards




Cancellation of 8:00am Sunday Service

Following a recommendation by the Council, a motion approved at the Annual General Meeting held on Sunday 28th April 2019, and having informed the Bishop and the Archdeacon, the Sunday 8:00am Holy Communion service in St. Andrew’s in cancelled with immediate effect.

Click here to see details of worship times in St. Andrew’s.

Bible Study in Ozanköy and Lapta

The Ozanköy Home Group which meets in the home of Steve and Sally Bishop will be meeting each Tuesday at 10.30am. The study, until the end of May, will be on 2 Timothy and Titus (based, like the Lent Discussion Group, on the study guide by retired Bishop Tom Wright). All are welcome and if you are interested in joining please contact Steve on 0533 874 2076 or for directions.

The Lapta Home Group will also meet on Tuesday at 10:30am for eight sessions ending 18th June studying St. Paul’s letter to the Colossians – teaching by St. Paul on living a Christian life. New members are very welcome. If not already in touch please contact Richard Dobbs at or on 0533 844 9965.


Easter lilies

Would you like to sponsor the purchase of a lily in memory of a loved one, or someone whose memory is special to you?

These lilies will become part of the floral display in church on Easter Sunday. A list of those being remembered will be placed in the Sanctuary and published in the next magazine. Lilies cost TL25 each. If you would like to participate please see Anne Lloyd who will be happy to take your names and donations.

Scandinavian Easter Service

Skandinavisk Påskegudstjeneste 2. Påskedag

Mandag den 22. April. Kl. 1100

Prest: Anders Berglund fra den Skandinaviske kirke i Ayia Napa

Organist: Fredrik Knobloch

Sted: St. Andrew’s Church i Girne / Kyrenia

Scandinavian Easter Service

Monday April 22nd at 11.00 am

Priest: Anders Berglund from the Scandinavian church in Ayia Napa

Organist: Fredrik Knobloch

Place: St. Andrew’s Church in Girne /Kyrenia

Everyone is welcome

Alle er velkommen

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC

APRIL 22nd, EASTER MONDAY LUNCH BUFFET…40tl (50 tl non member) 12.30 p.m.

The details are now complete for our annual Easter Monday get together.

We have progressed from having a ‘Bring & Mix ‘ B.B.Q type of occasion at this time of year as over the years Easter has obviously fallen at different dates with the weather very unpredictable. Watch out for news on Bring & Mix get togethers as we are currently looking at new venues for these occasions!!

The menu this year is as follows as in a Buffet Format.

Pork Chops
Chicken Shish
Potato Salad

Once again I am calling on the generosity of our members to support our TOMBOLA event where this year the monies made will go to the children’s charity S.O.S. Any unwanted gifts or a gift donation would be welcome..even cakes, wine …anything you would be happy to win yourself !!

Thank you in advance…your generosity last year was fantastic….

If anyone is interested in either of these events please contact me DIRECTLY by clicking email or 0533 866 3564

All are welcome

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