Resuming meeting in church for worship

We’re Back! …..not that we went anywhere but with the further easing of the coronavirus control measures and after implementing the necessary changes in accordance with Government guidelines we are pleased to say that we are resuming meeting in the church for worship and prayer. In order to maintain safe distancing between households the number … [Read more…]

Summer Thoughts

Summer thoughts? “I had a dream, which was not all a dream. The bright sun was extinguish’d, and the stars Did wander darkling in the eternal space.” These words were written in July 1816 and are taken from Lord Byron’s poem “Darkness” telling of the strange events of The Year Without a Summer. It followed the eruption … [Read more…]

What Is Ordinary about Ordinary Time?

Historically, after Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost, the church enters a long period known as Ordinary Time — stretching from Trinity Sunday to the start of Advent — about half of the liturgical year. The word “ordinary” most likely means “numbered” here (think ordinal numbers), because the Sundays of Ordinary Time are numbered. Even those church … [Read more…]

Open for Private Prayer

As the phased easing of controls introduced to stem the spread of coronavirus continue we are now able to open St Andrews for private prayer. Public worship at St Andrews remains suspended for the time being but from 20 July 2020 the church building will be open from 11:00 to 13:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday … [Read more…]

Some thoughts for The Season of Pentecost

  This Sunday we will celebrate the Feast of Pentecost – a little bit differently from other years perhaps but still familiar in our church year as we move from the Season of Easter to that of Pentecost and move on in the round of our Christian Worship? But in addition to the expected challenges … [Read more…]