Joint service with the Norwegian Church abroad (Sjømannskirken )

On Sunday 3rd December 2023 St. Andrew’s hosted the Norwegian Church abroad (Sjømannskirken) at a joint service to celebrate Advent Sunday.

The service was led by the Revd Alec Mitchell and Diakon Annelis Holmedahl.

Below are some photographs of the service courtesy of Linda Balfe.

Church Council Meeting Synopsis – October and November 2023

Synopsis of Church Council Meeting Minutes

Subject to ratification

October and November 2023

Safeguarding Officer:

Linda Balfe has been appointed as the new safeguarding officer.

Christmas Services:

Saturday 16th December Nine lessons and Carols at 3.00pm.

Christmas Eve Sung Eucharist at 10.30am

Christmas Eve Midnight Mass 11.30pm

Christmas Day Sung Eucharist 10.00am

Tea and Coffee:

From January 2024 tea and coffee will be served on the 1st and 3rd Sundays. If you are able to help please speak to a Sally Birt.

Thursday Service:

An announcement will be made in the New Year.

December in St. Andrew’s


A service of Holy Communion will be held each Sunday morning at 10:30am


Saturday 16th December 3.00pm – Service of Nine Lessons and Carols led by Bill Grundy
This will be followed with seasonal refreshments

Sunday 24th December 10.30am – Advent Eucharist 11.30pm – Midnight Mass – The First Eucharist of Christmas

Monday 25th December 10.00am – CHRISTMAS DAY – Sung Eucharist for Christmas Morning

Sunday 31 December – 10.30am Service of Holy Communion

Christmas Unwrapped

‘Christmas Unwrapped’

A four week Advent Series

On Thursday, 30th November we will begin a 4-week study series called ‘Christmas Unwrapped’. This will be an interactive study group, looking afresh at the nativity stories in Matthew and Luke, with some stimulating input on the Biblical material!

The series will continue on the following three Thursdays (December 7, 14 and 21). Each session will commence at 10:30am and finishing at 12:00 noon and will be held at The Hermitage.

All welcome!

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