Welcome to the website of St Andrew's Westlands- with a very warm invitation to join us for worship or for any of our activities. If you are new to the area or want to learn more about what our church offers then there is a "Welcome Pack" available. Just get in touch via the Contact Us page and we will provide you with one.
We are situated in the suburban area of the Westlands in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, UK- our church & hall are on the north side of the square at the centre of the Westlands (on Pilkington Avenue ST5 3RE).
Most people who are wanting to know more just drop in at one of our regular worship services. We also regularly run a 7-week enquirers' course called Identity
Worship in St Andrew's building has re-started
However we envisage continuing with online services for quite a while, as many will no doubt still feel hesitant about joining us in person. Those who are extremely clinically vulnerable are especially advised to consider carefully the risks of any activity outside the home at all. Our online service for 18 April is available here. The online service for 25 April is here
9 am service: We are encouraging people to see this service as primarily for those who are: COVID-vulnerable; but not generally in contact with many other people; and with quite a bit of protection by having been vaccinated (ie 3 weeks or more after 1st jab). Numbers are also limited to 35.
For more details and a link to book, click here
11.00am service: For more details and a link to book, click here This includes Sunday Club Children’s worship for 3-11’s at the same time.
(1) Funerals. More details are available here
(2) Weddings & Baptisms - these are currently only allowed for limited numbers, but do contact the vicar on 01782 619594 to discuss this or to book for after restrictions have eased
(3) As well as issuing weekly worship videos, we also have a full programme of more interactive zoom gatherings for prayer, worship, bible study, social catch-up and quiz. In addition there are a number of church members able to assist those who are isolated or in practical need at this difficult time - do get in touch me (Andrew Dawswell, vicar on 01782 619594 or email@example.com )
(4) Naomi, our Children and Families worker, is providing activities, videos and links online to help children and families connect together and to God through this time.You can keep updated on our facebook page for young families we have contact with, or you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have been accessing our worship videos for adults or children, or simply looking at our website or facebook page, welcome! Perhaps you find church on line easier to try out than a physical building, perhaps these extraordinary times have triggered something spiritually inside you, perhaps you would appreciate linking with a Christian community. If, for whatever reason, you would appreciate some human contact with our church, or have a question, then again please do contact me (Andrew Dawswell, vicar on email@example.com or 01782 619594 ).