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). A map of how to find us is here
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
Just come along - We are no longer operating a booking system, and most of our services are close to being back to normal. However the pews are still a bit further apart than usual, and we are also mainting very good ventilation at all of our services in order to reduce the remaining COVID risks somewhat. (With apologies that this may mean that it's a bit colder than we would ideally like)
Safer service, continuing with 2m distancing, maskwearing & without singing
This service includes singing; and people are generally now sitting a bit closer together. It's up to you whether or not to wear a mask
This service takes place in St Andrew's Parish room, to the rear of our building, directly accessible from the car park. It includes singing. However maskwearing, if you are able, and 1.5m distancing is observed in order to reduce the covid risks.
Oct 2021 assessment for Sunday worship can be read here
In addition we envisage continuing with online services for quite a while, and our online services are available on our Youtube channel
(1) Funerals, Weddings & Baptisms - It will be up to the families to decide what level of COVID precautions, if any, they would like to remain in place. Do contact the vicar on 01782 619594 to discuss this
(2) As well as issuing weekly worship videos, we also have a full programme of gatherings (some on zoom, some in-person) for prayer, worship, bible study, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org )
(3) Naomi Savage, our Children and Families worker, has continued to lead the team in providing a variety of activities, even in lockdown, to help children and families connect together and with God. You can keep updated on our facebook page for young families we have contact with, or you can email her at email@example.com
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. We'd love to get to know you a bit too, or to answer any questions, so there's a warm invitation to get in touch (Andrew Dawswell, vicar on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01782 619594 ).